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      December 11, 2001:

-Indiana State Women, Western Illinois Men Top Inaugural NCBCA Poll

12/11/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      The results of the inaugural National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association top 20 polls feature the women's squad of Indiana State University and the men's team of Western Illinois University sitting atop the polls. Results are based on voting by collegiate bowling coaches from across the country. This is the first of five polls that will be released by the NCBCA during the 2001-02 season.

      Indiana State has three first-place and two second-place finishes in five events so far this season. ISU received eight first-place votes and 654 total points to edge second-ranked Morehead State for the top spot. The Lady Sycamores earned top honors at the Midwest Collegiate Tournament, the tier 1 Brunswick Great Lakes Tournament and the Sycamore Classic, while placing second at the tier 1 Brunswick Southern Classic and the Brickyard Classic.

      Morehead State garnered five first-place votes and 628 total points. The Lady Eagles have earned victories at the tier 1 Brunswick Southern Classic, the Brickyard Classic and the Kent State Invitational.

      Arizona State is ranked third with two first-place votes and 568 total points. Central Missouri State sits in the No. 4 slot with 476 points and defending collegiate champion Nebraska is ranked fifth with four first-place votes and 444 total points.

      On the men's side, defending collegiate champion Western Illinois edged out Saginaw Valley State for the top spot. The Leathernecks received six first-place votes and accumulated 568 total points to Saginaw's seven first-place votes and 560 points. WIU has picked up victories at the tier 1 Brunswick Great Lakes Tournament and the Brickyard Classic. WIU also has finished third at the Sycamore Classic, fourth at the Kent State Invitational and fifth at the Midwest Championships.

      Saginaw Valley State has wins at the Sycamore Classic and the Kent State Invitational. Its season also includes a second-place finish at the Brickyard Classic, placing third at the Brunswick Great Lakes Tournament and finishing fourth at the Midwest Championships and the Nittany Lion Kegler Classic.

      St. John's sits third in the poll with four first-place votes and 532 total points. The Red Storm have wins at the tier 1 Brunswick Southern Classic, the Blue Hen Open and the Nittany Lion Kegler Classic. They also finished second at the Keystone Quaker Classic. Arizona State and West Texas A&M round out the top five with 476 points and 320 points, respectively.

      The next NCBCA polls are scheduled to be released Jan. 4. The NCBCA was established in 1982 to provide a voice for its member coaches and to facilitate an exchange of information and ideas concerning the sport of collegiate bowling. In addition to the Coaches Poll, the NCBCA also selects the annual All-America squads, hosts the annual Coaches Summit and awards Coach of the Year honors.

      For complete poll results, please visit the college bowling section of bowl.com.


-Nebraska Women, Western Illinois Men Break Records, Earn Titles In St. Louis

12/11/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      The 24th annual National Collegiate Team Match Games, held Nov. 23-24 at AMF Strike N' Spare Lanes in St. Louis, saw high-scoring and record-setting performances throughout the two-day event over the Thanksgiving weekend.

      The Western Illinois men's squad dominated the 51-team men's field, winning 28 of 32 matches and setting a new College Bowling USA record with a 3,677 team three-game series. The old mark of 3,652 was held by Wichita State and was rolled during the 1999-2000 season.

      Western Illinois is the top-ranked men's squad in the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Poll. Lindenwood claimed second place, with Nebraska finishing third. Rounding out the top five were sixth-ranked Purdue and Florida State.

      Nebraska outlasted the 36-team women's field by rolling a record 3,587 series, eclipsing Wichita State's 3,554 during the 1998-99 season. The fifth-ranked Huskers held off second-ranked Morehead State, fourth-ranked Central Missouri State and top-ranked Indiana State for the title. Wichita State rounded out the top five.

      Individual highlights included 800 series by St. Peter's Mike Morcillo (828), Nebraska's Derek Eoff (809) and Mankato State's Scott Riepe (802). Six perfect games were rolled by: Western Illinois' Shane Keefauver and Rod English; Florida State's Danny Borches; Erie Community College's Chris Snyder; Penn State's Pete Bohleber; and Lindenwood's Erin Reid.

      Members of the men's division all-tournament team included: Keefauver; Michigan State's Jeff Butler; Illinois State's Josh Corey; Nebraska's John Asbaty; West Texas A&M's Chris Pickett; and Western Illinois' Clay Herrbach. Nebraska's Shannon Pluhowsky, Diandra Hyman and Christine Couvillion were joined on the women's division all-tournament team by Indiana University's Cassandra Kester, Central Missouri State's Amber Gazverde and Cal State-Fullerton's Melissa Bellinder.

      The National Collegiate Team Match Game was the third of 10 CBUSA tier 1 tournaments for the 2001-02 season. Four tier 1 events highlight the collegiate bowling schedule for December, including the 29th annual Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 27-28), the Collegiate Shoot-Out in Las Vegas (Dec. 28-30), the 14th annual Colgate Invitational in Maple Shade, N.J., (Dec. 27-28) and the South Jersey Winter Classic in Cherry Hill, N.J., (Dec. 29-30).


-North Carolina A&T State University Captures MEAC Title In Delaware

12/11/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      North Carolina A&T State University's women's bowling team took home the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title for the second time in three years at the Nov. 10 MEAC conference championship in Dover, Del. The Lady Aggies also won the inaugural event in 1999. Maryland-Eastern Shore won the event last season.

      The MEAC is one of only three conferences that has women's bowling at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) varsity level for the 2001-02 season. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the Southwestern Athletic Conference are the other two conferences competing at the NCAA level.

      The MEAC includes 10 of the 39 schools currently competing at the NCAA level for women's bowling.

      Melissa Comfort, Courtney Stith and Audrey McIntyre helped North Carolina A&T total 10,111 pins for the tournament. Morgan State University and 2001 MEAC Outstanding Performer Lee Ann Lewis placed second with 9,990 pins. Last year's champion Maryland-Eastern Shore squad finished third (9,128), Howard University placed fourth (8,840) and Hampton University finished fifth (7,855).

      Comfort, Stith, McIntyre, Lewis and Howard's Crystal Waters were named to the all-tournament team. North Carolina A&T's Adam Chaskin took home 2001 Outstanding Coach honors.


-2002 WIBC Championship Tournament Entry Closing Date Extended To Feb. 15

12/11/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      The Women's International Bowling Congress has announced that the 2002 WIBC Championship Tournament entry closing date has been extended to Feb. 15.

      WIBC decided to extend the entry closing date to allow bowlers more time to gather teams and send in reservation forms for the tournament in Milwaukee. The deadline has been extended from Jan. 25.

      "With the holidays upon us, bowlers will have additional time to make some decisions and enter the tournament," said WIBC Executive Director Roseann Kuhn. "I sincerely hope bowlers take advantage of this extra time, get their teams together and travel to Milwaukee, the home of WIBC. It's going to be a great tournament."

      The 83rd WIBC Championship Tournament takes place April 13-June 10 (unless extended). More than 42,000 women bowlers are expected to take part in the tournament, which is the largest sporting event in the world for women.

      Reservations are accepted through the tournament phone line at (414) 423-9006, via fax at (414) 421-9789, online at WIBCtournament.com or regular mail sent to WIBC Championship Tournament, Box 78870, Milwaukee, WI 53278-0870. Phone reservations take precedence over e-mail, fax or mail reservations.


-Tulsa Selected As Host City Of 2003 Intercollegiate Bowling Championships

12/11/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      College Bowling USA has announced that Tulsa, Okla., has been selected to host the 2003 Intercollegiate Bowling Championships. This is the second time in the IBC's 28-year history that the tournament will be held in the state of Oklahoma. The 1976 event was held at Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

      The 2003 event is tentatively scheduled for April 17-21, 2003, at the 80-lane Riverlanes Bowling Center.

      "Tulsa is delighted to be selected to host the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships," Tulsa CVB Representative Connie Otis said. "This makes the third national bowling tournament for Tulsa. What a statement about our bowling centers and the people who run them. We will do everything we can to ensure that those who come to our city will have a great time."

      Tulsa has been the home of other national bowling championships, including the 1970 Women's International Bowling Congress Championship Tournament and the 1985 and 1993 American Bowling Congress Championships Tournament. It also will host the 2005 WIBC Tournament.

      Tulsa, located in the northeast corner of Oklahoma, was once known as the "Oil Capital of the World" due to the extensive oil drilling in the early 20th century. Tulsa is now home to more than 300 aviation-related companies including American Airlines.

      Tulsa has recently hosted the Western Athletic Conference college basketball tournament, and events of the Professional Golfers Association Tour, USA Track & Field, USA Gymnastics and the National Field Archery Association. Minor league baseball's Tulsa Drillers, the Tulsa Talons arena football team, Oral Roberts University, the University of Tulsa and the Hallett Motor Racing Circuit also call Tulsa home.

      The IBC is the climax of the college bowling season, as the top 16 men's and top 16 women's teams square off in a double-elimination, Baker-style format to determine who will be crowned national champions. Teams are selected to participate in the IBC based on season records and qualifying through sectional qualifiers.

      The first Intercollegiate Bowling Championship was held in 1975 in Dayton, Ohio, under the title of the "Spectacular I." The 2002 IBC will be held April 17-21 at Transit Lanes in Buffalo, N.Y.


-Indiana's Newkirk, Virginia's Coleman Hold Early Leads In USA Bowling Amateur Championships

12/11/2001 - Bowling Newsline
      Reno, Nev. (Dec. 11) * Jeffrey Newkirk, Vincennes, Ind., and Leslie Coleman, Danville, Va., took the leads after the first six qualifying games Tuesday in the 2001 USA Bowling Amateur Championships at the National Bowling Stadium.

      Newkirk, a 30-year-old bowling center manager, rolled 1,270 for six games, an average of 211.67, to top the men's division. Coleman, a 19-year-old student at Virginia Tech University, led the women with 1,217, an average of 202.83.

      TEAM USA member Tony Manna, Omaha, Neb, was second for the men with 1,244. He was followed by TEAM USA member Dino Castillo, Irving, Texas, with 1,236; Noah Berger, Berkeley, Calif., 1,234; and 2000 U.S. Amateur Champion Scott Norton, Sandy Utah, 1,227.

      Holly Hoopii, Honolulu, was second for the women with 1,209. Jennifer Petrick, North Canton, Ohio, and TEAM USA's Jeanette Menacho, Sacramento, Calif., were tied for third at 1,187 with Ranae Janssen, Sioux Falls, S.D., fifth at 1,184.

      Competition continued later Tuesday with six more qualifying games. The final 16 qualifying games will be bowled Wednesday after which the top 32 in each division advance to match play Thursday and Friday. Total pinfall, plus bonus pins (20 for each match game win) will determine the final standings including the U.S. Amateur Champions.

      The top five males and top five females automatically will make TEAM USA 2002. A National Selection Committee will choose three additional men and three additional women from among the remaining match play finalists.

Standings After Six Qualifying Games:
Women

1. Leslie Coleman, Danville, Va., 1217. 
2. Holly Hoopii, Honolulu, 1209. 
3. Jennifer Petrick, North Canton, Ohio, 1187.  
4. Jeanette Menacho, Sacramento, Calif., 1187.  
5. Ranae Janssen, Sioux Falls, S.D., 1184.  
6. Lisa Stack, South Elgin, Ill., 1174.  
7. Kassy Golden, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1155.  
8. Katherine Lanehart, Eagle River, Alaska, 1129.  
9. Diandra Hyman, Lincoln, Neb., 1119.  
10. Patricia Bittner, Milton, Vt., 1101.  
11. Tiana Bennett, Broken Arrow, Okla., 1099.  
12. Shannon Pluhowsky, Phoenix, 1099.  
13. Jennifer Murphy, San Antonio, Texas, 1097.  
14. Diane Jones, McKeesport, Pa., 1094.  
15. Dotty Nadeau, Las Vegas, 1093.  
16. Karlene Welty, Calhon, Ga., 1090.  
17. Sherri Flannery, San Angelo, Texas, 1086.  
18. Kristal Scott, Painesville, Ohio, 1085.  
19. Christine Couvillon, Lincoln, Neb., 1085.  
20. Amanda Burgoyne, Newport, Minn., 1085.  
21. Cherie Borgaro, Albany, Ore., 1084.  
22. Lisa Vint, East Troy, Wis., 1082.  
23. Lisa Beeksma, Pensacola, Fla., 1079.  
24. Maggie Smith, Lenexa, Kan., 1078.  
25. Heidi Ann Kindorf, Brentwood, Calif., 1075.  
26. Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, 1074.  
27. Sharon Botkin, Albuquerque, N.M., 1073.  
28. Lindsay Baker, Amherst, N.Y., 1071.  
29. Melissa Stewart, Fort Pierce, Fla., 1066.  
30. Debbie Kuhn, Baltimore, 1066.  
31. Adriana Jaime, Winnetka, Calif., 1062.  
32. Terri Ward, Loveland, Colo., 1056.  
33. Sue Sansone, Tucson, Ariz., 1055.  
34. Susan Paschal, Morrow, Ga., 1053.  
35. Jan Schmidt, Naperville, Ill., 1047.  
36. Noreen Queen, Cartersville, Ga., 1046.  
37. Lisa Duenow, Spring Park, Minn., 1046.  
38. Nichole DePaul, Greendale, Wis., 1045.  
39. Kristyn Lee, Norwalk, Calif., 1044.  
40. Olivia Sandham, Boulder, Colo., 1043.  
41. Becky Kregling, Stratford, Conn., 1043.  
42. Sunni Hearin, Anchorage, Alaska, 1041.  
43. Cindy Brock, Boise, Idaho, 1038.  
44. Missy Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., 1027.  
45. Mindee Pullman, Salt Lake City, 1026.  
46. Paula Vidad, Riverside, Calif., 1024.  
47. Kari Schwager, Lincoln, Neb., 1023.  
48. Jennifer Wright, Columbia, S.C., 1010.

49. Rachel Hickenbottom, Brea, Calif., 1005.
50. Julie Redfern, Billings, Mont., 991.
51. Beth Standlee, N. Richland Hills, Texas, 986.  
52. Christine Dash, Colorado Springs, Colo., 983.  
53. Erin Dugan, Austin, Texas, 982.  
54. Danielle Sellers, Euless, Texas, 972.  
55. Allison Jones, Roseville, Calif., 965.  
56. Jackie Edwards, Simi Valley, Calif., 963.  
57. Patty Brothag, Mantua, Ohio, 963.  
58. Brittany Powers, Asheboro, N.C., 949.  
59. Tiffany Garner, Marina, Calif., 944.  
60. Angela Polzin, Hoover, Ala., 934.  
61. Kelly Silverman, York, Pa., 923.  
62. Jean Vangel, Paxton, Mass., 917.  
63. Stephanie Simon, Kansas City, Mo., 917.  
64. Leslee Lilly Mead, Wash., 917.  
65. Sherry Sullivan, Hermitage, Tenn., 912.  
66. Laurie Lombardi, Skowhegan, Maine, 895.  
67. Joci Oki, N. Salt Lake City, Utah, 861.

Men

1. Jeffrey Newkirk, Vincennes, Ind., 1270.  
2. Tony Jr. Manna, Omaha, Neb., 1244.  
3. Dino Castillo, Irving, Texas, 1236.  
4. Noah Berger, Berkeley, Calif., 1234.  
5. Scott Norton, Sandy, Utah, 1227.  
6. Alan Schopper, Streamwood, Ill., 1224.  
7. Ricky Beck, Rapid City, S.D., 1224.  
8. Charlie Esteban, San Francisco, 1220.  
9. Bill Hoffman, Columbus, Ohio, 1212.  
10. Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 1212.  
11. Jeff Piroozshad, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1206.  
12. Eric Cox, San Diego, 1199.  
13. Michael Shirley, North Little Rock, Ark., 1187.  
14. Royce Rusher, Tulsa, Okla., 1187.  
15. John Asbaty, Lincoln, Neb., 1186.  
16. Derwin Pitre, Lafayette, La., 1177.  
17. Scott Huther, Madison, Wis., 1177.  
18. Doane Cole, Murrieta, Calif., 1177.  
19. Joel Reyes, Chula Vista, Calif., 1176.  
20. David Garber, Dallas, 1176.  
21. Steven Villanueva, S. San Francisco, Calif., 1174.  
22. Jason Kaiser, West Allis, Wis., 1173.  
23. Michael Mullin, New City, N.Y., 1172.  
24. Fero Williams, Los Angeles, 1170.  
25. Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 1170.  
26. Ron Jr. Nelson, Bridgeview, Ill., 1170.  
27. Adam Ott, Grand Haven, Mich., 1167.  
28. Jeff Fehr, Cincinnati, 1163.  
29. Marvin Hale, San Jose, Calif., 1162.  
30. Jason Sterner, Jonesboro, Ga., 1160.  
31. Richard Kamien, McFarland, Wis., 1159.  
32. Jeffrey Segneri, Tucson, Ariz., 1158. 
33. John Eiss, Orono, Minn., 1157.  
34. Nick Black, Price, Utah, 1157.  
35. David Haynes, Las Vegas, 1156.  
36. Jamie Flynn, Emmett, Idaho, 1151. 
37. Shannon Buchan, Waterloo, Iowa, 1149.  
38. Bill Gross, Bridgeport, Conn., 1144.  
39. Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio, 1140.  
40. Mike Moran, Phoenix, 1139. 
41. Chris Castro, Dallas, 1136.  
42. Andrew Cain, Tempe, Ariz., 1135.  
43. Phil Campit, Daly City, Calif., 1128.  
44. Dustin Schmidt, Spearfish, S.D., 1122.  
45. Dan Peck, Eielson AFB, Alaska, 1120.  
46. Jerry Koenig, Colorado Springs, Colo. 1118.  
47. Michael Remaklus, Florissant, Mo., 1113.  
48. Jim Lang, Hartshorne, Okla., 1112.

49. Larry Lanehart, Eagle River, Alaska, 1110.  
50. James Futrell, Wichita, Kan., 1110.  
51. William Jr. Soderquist, North Attleboro, Mass., 1109.  
52. Kevin Dornberger, Sioux Falls, S.D., 1105.  
53. Harry Mickelson, Yakima, Wash., 1101.  
54. P.J. Haggerty, Weimar, Calif., 1100.
55. Mark Van Meter, Albuquerque, N.M., 1094.  
56. Derek Sapp, Macomb, Ill., 1093.  
57. Greg McFadden, San Jose, Calif., 1092.  
58. Mike Marks, Elmira, N.Y., 1090.  
59. Casey Slaughter, Wichita, Kan., 1085.  
60. Matthew Kirsner, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., 1083.  
61. Jeff Miller, The Dalles, Ore., 1082.  
62. Dennis Samsel, Plano, Texas, 1081.  
63. Adam Dugan, Austin, Texas, 1080.  
64. Tyler Jensen, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 1078.  
65. David, Jr. Robinson, Citrus Heights, Calif., 1077.  
66. Dave Schick, Fargo, N.D., 1073.  
67. Nick Icenhower, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1073.  
68. Gunnison Carbone, Arvada, Ga., 1068.  
69. Kenith Fritsche, Portland, Ore., 1067.  
70. Robert Bailey, Doylestown, Ohio, 1065.  
71. Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 1058.  
72. Jack Haugen, Hays, Kan., 1054.  
73. Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., 1050.  
74. Dwayne Trayah, Milton, Vt., 1044.  
75. Donnie Benson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1044.  
76. Richard Kaplinski, Santa Barbara, Calif., 1043.  
77. Joseph Alalay, Fremont, Calif., 1042.  
78. Steve Whiteside, Nashville, Tenn., 1039.  
79. Chris Cabanban, Daly City, Calif., 1036.  
80. Eric Schuermann, Claremont, Calif., 1036.  
81. Brian Waliczek, Bay City, Mich., 1034.  
82. Joseph Jr. Outlaw, Camden, S.C., 1034.  
83. Paul Aldrich, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1032.  
84. Kevin LaVoie, Auburn, Maine, 1031.  
85. Bradley Kellam, Clarksville, Ind., 1031.  
86. Kyle Burt, McDonough, Ga., 1029.  
87. Scott Washburn, Tucson, Ariz., 1027.  
88. Mike Drexel, Schnectady, N.Y., 1026.  
89. Jesse James, Lawrence, Kan., 1025.  
90. Steve La Fave, Virginia Beach, Va., 1010.  
91. G. Michael Lipscomb, Denver, 1008.  
92. Paul Enright, Las Vegas, 1008.  
93. Steve Weier, Springfield, Mo., 1003.  
94. Chris Klerk, Mesa, Ariz., 1000.  
95. John Orosz, Montclair, N.J., 994.  
96. Matthew Jaime, Winnetka, Calif., 987.
97. John Prokopec, Dacula, Ga., 985.  
98. Ivan Miyasato, Aiea, Hawaii, 985.  
99. Chris Williams, Reseda, Calif., 981.  
100. Michael Slatky, York, Pa., 978.  
101. Alberto Castello, Stockton, Calif., 976.  
102. Dan Graef, Laper, Mich., 968.   
103. Harold Bucey, Forest Hill, Md., 954.  
104. Philip Oviatt, Spencer, Iowa, 932.  
105. Mike Martinez, Billings, Mont., 915.  
106. Jim Kraus, St. Louis, 891.  
107. Matthew Jr. Pocci, Rancho Bernardo, Calif, 832.  
108. Hardy Jr. Davies, Aurora, Colo., 759.





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