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Wichita State's Tan, Robert Morris' Kent named 2011-12 Collegiate Most Valuable Players


Wichita State junior Jazreel Tan and Robert Morris-Illinois freshman Marshall Kent were named Most Valuable Players for the 2011-12 college bowling season Wednesday night by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association. Tan and Kent were honored with the rest of the All-Americans at the Night of Champions banquet held Wednesday in conjunction with the 2012 USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships, which will open Thursday at Sun Valley Lanes.

Women's Collegiate Bowling


UMES' Megan Buja wins Elite 89 Award for NCAA Division I Women's Bowling Championship


Megan Buja (pictured) of Rockford, Ill., a sophomore at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2012 NCAA Division I women's bowling championship. Buja, majoring in human ecology and dietetics, currently carries a 4.0 GPA. She was presented with the award during the banquet before the start of the 2012 NCAA Championships in Cleveland. Buja carries on a tradition now as current head coach and player last season Kristina Frahm won the award last season.

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Semifinals set for USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships

2012ISCTop4_small.jpgThe four men and four women who will battle for collegiate individual titles on national television were determined Tuesday at the 2012 USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships. Anthony Fiorezno, Geoffrey Young, Lucas Hohnstein and Joe Steiner all advanced to Saturday's semifinals in the men's division. Jazreel Tan, Georgia Drewes, Elise Bolton and Katelyn Zwiefelhofer advanced to the women's semifinals, also on Saturday.

Women's Collegiate Bowling


Hawks soar higher; win back-to-back NCAA Championships

UMES defends national title with 4-2 defeat of FDU in NCAA finals

2012NCAAChampionUMES_small.jpgThe University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) became the first school to win back-to-back NCAA Women's Bowling Championships since 2004/2005 with a 4-2 defeat of Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) in the championship finals aired live on ESPNU from Freeway Lanes outside of Cleveland. With the win UMES claimed their third NCAA Championship and fourth National Title in Women's Collegiate Bowling, winning the 2008 & 2011 NCAA crowns and the 2011 USBC Collegiate Team title.

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Collegiate National Titles to be determined next week

USBCLogow_small.jpgThe nation's top college teams and individuals will battle for national championships when the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships and the USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships kick off April 17 at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb. The championships are the pinnacle events of the college bowling season, which began in September. Defending men's team champion Fresno State and women's champion Maryland Eastern Shore return to defend their titles.

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Webber men, Pikeville women take titles at NAIA Invitational

2012NAIAInvtlWebberMen_small.jpgThe Webber International men (.) went undefeated in match play, while the Pikeville women came out of the losers bracket to win titles at the 2012 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Invitational. Webber defeated Calumet, 3-0, to take the men's championship, while Pikeville defeated Webber's women's team in consecutive best-of-five matches to take the women's title.

Women's Collegiate Bowling


2012 NCAA Women's Bowling Championship field announced

Championships to be held April 12-14 at Freeway Lanes in Wickliffe, Ohio

NCAALogo_small.jpgUMESLogo_small.jpgThe NCAA Women's Bowling Committee has announced the eight-team field that will compete for the 2012 National Collegiate Women's Bowling Championship. The field includes the 2011 NCAA Champions, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) who will make their ninth straight trip to the event, which will be held April 12-14 at Freeway Lanes in Wickliffe, Ohio, the nation's largest bowling center.

Women's Collegiate Bowling


T'nia Falbo named MEAC Bowler of the Year

Mariana Alvarado earns MEAC Rookie of the Year honors

2012UMESTniaFalbo_small.jpg2012UMESMarianaAlvarado_small.jpgUniversity of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) junior T'nia Falbo of Greensburg, Pa. (l.) has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's Bowling Player of the Year. Falbo had a brilliant season, coming on strong in the second half of the year to boast three MEAC Player of the Week honors and three All-Tournament Team selections. Mariana Alvarado of Leon, Guanajuanto, Mexico (r.) earned the schools second ever bowling MEAC Rookie of the Year.

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Bowling Combine to return this August with expanded capacity


After selling out in its inaugural year, the Bowling Combine for College Prospects will return in August with expanded capacity to help bring youth bowlers together with college coaches. The Bowling Combine, which will be held Aug. 7-11 at the International Training and Research Center, will allow young bowlers to be evaluated using today's most objective standards and give college coaches a chance to analyze the potential fit of the student-athletes for their programs.

Women's Collegiate Bowling


MEAC announces 2012 Bowling Championship field

Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks, Norfolk State Spartans named divisional champions

2012MEACLogo_small.jpg The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced today the eight-team field that will compete in the 2012 MEAC Bowling Championship, March 16-18, at the Gate City Lanes in Greensboro, North Carolina. Delaware State, Hampton, Maryland Eastern Shore and Morgan State qualified from the northern division, while Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M, Norfolk State and North Carolina Central will compete from the southern division.

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Field of 32 set for USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships

USBCITCLogo_small.jpgA total of 32 teams kept their hopes alive for collegiate national titles as the field was determined Sunday for the 2012 USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships. The field of 16 men's teams and 16 women's teams was determined at sectional qualifiers at four sites with the top four teams in each division advancing to the Intercollegiate Team Championships, which will be held April 19-21 at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb. The men's and women's finals will be broadcast in May on CBS Sports Network.

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Intercollegiate Singles Championships field set

USBCISCLogo2_small.jpgThe field of 24 men and 16 women who will compete for individual national championships was determined Friday at four sectional qualifiers. The 2012 USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships will take place April 17 and 21 at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb., with the men's and women's finals broadcast on CBS Sports Network in May. Qualifying for the national finals was held in Allentown, Pa.; Euless, Texas; Fairview Heights, Ill.; and Smyrna, Tenn.

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CBS Sports Network to air USBC Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships

Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb., USA (April 17-21, 2012)

USBCITCLogo_small.jpgUSBCISCLogo2_small.jpgThe USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships and Intercollegiate Team Championships will be part of a four-week series that will air nationally this May on CBS Sports Network, the official television partner of the events. Dave LaMont will handle play-by-play, while USBC spokesman and Team USA member Chris Barnes will provide color commentary for the shows.

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Sectional field announced for 2012 USBC Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships

USBCITCLogo_small.jpgThe sectional-qualifying assignments were handed out Wednesday for the 2012 USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships. The four sectional qualifiers will be held March 10-11 in Allentown, Pa.; in Euless, Texas; in Fairview Heights, Ill.; and in Smyrna, Tenn. The top four teams in each division at each sectional will advance to the Intercollegiate Team Championships, which will be held April 19-21 at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb. In addition, these four locations will host qualifying for the 2012 USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships on March 9.

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WSU Lady Shockers win fourth consecutive title at McKendree Baker Challenge

201112WSUBowlingTeams2_small.jpgThe Wichita State women dominated the match-play portion of the McKendree Baker Challenge, earning them a fourth consecutive title and a fifth win for the season. This year the tournament took place in two locations – St. Clair Bowl in Fairview Heights, Ill., where the men competed and Bel-Air Bowl in Belleville, Ill., where the women competed. This was the eighth tournament of the season for the Shocker men and women.

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Webber International Bowling announces new men's head coach

2011KegelKTCLogo_small.jpgKegel Training Center has announced that Del Warren, the current Vice President of the training center, will be the new Webber International men's head coach effective immediately. Warren is a USBC Gold level coach and has been the head of the Webber bowling program since its inception in 2008. Last season, the men finished as a finalist at the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships and are currently ranked 7th in the power rankings.

Women's Collegiate Bowling


Frahm leads Hawks get first tourney win of the year at Kutztown

UMES rallies to best top-seeded FDU twice on final day and win the title.

20120130KutztownZMES_small.jpgIn the largest NCAA women's bowling tournament in the country, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) rallied from a slow start to capture the crown and with it their first event win of the season. The Hawks used a masterful day three to beat No. 2 Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) twice to take the title. In just her second tournament as head coach, Kristina Frahm, pushed UMES from a slow day one start to finish second and set up a title run on the final day.

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Shockers set new record with 17 Academic All-Americans

Swede Marcus Berndt, Singapore's Jazreel Tan and Arianny Perrino of Venezuela among the student-athletes with a GPA of 3.50 or higher

201112WSUBowlingTeams2_small.jpgThe Wichita State men's and women's bowling teams have excelled both on the lanes and in the classroom this season. A record number 17 Academic All-Americans were named for the bowling program this season. This achievement is awarded by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association to student-athletes with a GPA of 3.50 or higher on all course work. The bowling program broke its previous record of 14, which was set last year.

Women's Collegiate Bowling


Sharon Brummell to leave UMES athletics

Legendary coach and administrator to step down for a new position.

2011SharonBrummellLanes_small.jpgSharon Brummell (pictured), one of the most successful collegiate bowling coaches ever in the sport, is retiring from coaching and with it leaving her position as Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Brummell has tenured her resignation to become the Associate Athletics Director for Business and Finance and Senior Woman Administrator at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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Wichita State men, women sweep Glenn Carlson Las Vegas Invitational

201112WSUBowlingTeams2_small.jpgThe Wichita State men and women (pictured) both swept Webber International on Wednesday, Dec. 21, en route to victories at the Glenn Carlson Las Vegas Invitational, which is a major event on the USBC Collegiate schedule. The Wichita State men had little trouble disposing of Webber International in a 2-0 victory in the best-of-three match. The women's championship match was a carbon copy of the men's with Wichita State taking down Webber International, 2-0.

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