Klassen leads Clippers

Yale grad improving in sophomore basketball season

Abigael Klassen pushes the ball forward during ACAC action earlier this season. The Yale grad is emerging as a top player with the Clippers.

Abigael Klassen is making an impact on the floor with the Briercrest Clippers women’s basketball team.

The former female athlete of the year at Abbotsford’s Yale Secondary is in her second year as the starting point guard for Briercrest, which is located in Caronport, Sask.

Klassen arrived at Briercrest on the heels of two older siblings who also happen to be basketball players, and was drawn to Briercrest by the opportunity to grow in her faith while pursuing the sport she loves best.

Enrolled in the TESOL program, she said she loves hitting the floor with her older sister Hannah Klassen in the Clippers colours.

“It was especially great to come as a freshman last year and play with Hannah in her comeback year after her ACL injury,” she said. “It’s exciting to see us both grow together.”

Reflecting on the special nature of her team, Abigael views this year as a wonderful fresh start for the program. The team has a record of two wins and seven losses heading into the holiday break, and sits in seventh place in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference’s South Division.

Klassen has established career highs in points this year with 10 on Nov. 13, assists with five on Nov. 20, and rebounds with eight on Nov. 7. She’s averaging 2.2. points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and one steal per game this season.

Hannah Klassen, also a Yale grad, is in her third season with the Clippers. She’s averaging 13 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.7 steals per game.

After Briercrest, Abigael’s ultimate dream would be to eventually pursue a dual career as a nurse and a teacher of English in an impoverished community someplace overseas. She would love to be able to help improve the quality of life for those in need so they can better provide for their own families.

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