Muskogee, Okla. – For Addesen Glass’ (Mvskoke) family, golfing is a sport that brings them together. It is a sport where she has spent countless hours perfecting her swing, and has allowed her to bond with loved ones. All of Addesen Glass’ hard work finally paid off when she recently signed her letter of commitment to play golf at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha.
“It felt great, it felt good to have all the support there,” Addesen Glass said. “Finally being able to sign and have it in official documentation was really nice.”
On her signing day, Addesen Glass was supported by her family and golf coaches. Her parents, Jake (Mvskoke) and Suzanne Glass (Mvskoke) were present to witness the big step Addesen took in her career. For Jake Glass, it was a moment that meant a lot to him personally.
“To see your daughter commit to do that, something I love and to see that she has the same passion is, I think, clearly is really exciting for me,” Jake Glass said.
Addesen Glass’ golf career began when her dad would take her golfing during the summers as a young child. She would go on to sign up for golf camps at the country club in Muskogee.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Addesen Glass’ freshman season on the links was canceled. Her sophomore year saw a new team of fresh faces. While it took the team a while to gain back the momentum they had previously experienced, Addesen Glass said they would find themselves once again making regionals, and eventually this year’s state title. Her team saw quite a change in just four short years.
Addesen Glass has kept herself busy on and off the links throughout her high school career. In school, you would find her taking advanced STEM and concurrent college courses.
“Academically it’s been a lot of concurrent classes and a bunch of studying, a lot of science classes.” Addesen Glass said. “I’ve been interning at a hospital so having those AP (Advanced Placement) physics courses have really helped.”
Among Addesen Glasses’ treasured memories from her high school career are those that came from the golf course. According to Addesen Glass, her most memorable experience is winning the two playoffs required for the state title.
“We kind of came in as the underdogs and did not expect that to happen,” Addesen Glass remarked. “Definitely making that last putt and then looking at my mom and saying ‘we just won state!’ was a big thing for me.”
While she has enjoyed her time playing golf at the high school level, Addesen is ready for whatever is to come next in her career.
“It’s bittersweet but I am really excited for what’s to come, I’ve been waiting for this moment for a while now,” Addesen Glass said. “I’m more just excited than anything.”
Addesen Glass was selected as the valedictorian of the Hilldale class of 2023. According to her, she is planning to major in biology, and minor in cultural studies in college with the intention of going to medical school after her undergraduate studies are complete.