The University of Minnesota Crookston women’s tennis program announced the addition of Tasha Achermann (5-7, Motley, Minn./Staples-Motley H.S.) and Michelle Swyter (5-3, Perham, Minn./South Dakota State University) as signees for the Golden Eagles.
Tasha Achermann (5-7, Motley, Minn./Staples-Motley H.S.)
Achermann was an All-Conference Honorable Mention selection at Staples-Motley H.S. She has been a member of the Academic Honors Dean’s List. As a senior, she teamed with Rose Han to make the Class A Minnesota State Tournament for doubles. She was a high school teammate of former Golden Eagle Ashley Smith.
She was born May 17, 2002. Achermann plans to major in exercise science and wellness at Minnesota Crookston. She is the daughter of Kathy Achermann. Achermann earned the Academic All-State Award.
Michelle Swyter (5-3, Perham, Minn./South Dakota State University)
Swyter did not play tennis in her first year of college at South Dakota State University. She was the girl’s tennis and girl’s softball captain at Perham High School in Perham, Minn. Swyter was named Mid-State All-Conference for tennis. She was a part of the No. 16 ranked doubles duo with Elle Birkeland as a sophomore in 2016. He helped the Perham/New York Mills High School tennis team to a perfect conference season as a junior in 2017.
“We are excited to add Michelle to the Golden Eagles,” Nash said. “She brings depth and experience that will help raise the level of play on the team.”
Swyter was the FFA President and earned the Agriculture Accomplishment Award. She earned the Limitless Leader award. Swyter was born Jan. 4, 2001. She is the daughter of Jon and Karen Swyter. Swyter plans to major in wildlife management at Minnesota Crookston. She is a member of National Honor Society. Swyter great up on a farm and enjoys the outdoors. She has three siblings Levi, Emily and Anna.