HU bowling team adds Aloha state standout to its roster

Leong commits to wearing green & white
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2013-05-29

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Aloha state is home of the Huntington University women’s bowling program’s most recent recruit. Head Coach Jim Bischoff recently announced the signing of Maryknoll High School (Honolulu, HI) standout Emerald Leong.

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The right-handed stroker was the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Bowler of the Year this past season, averaging 195, and is a three-time First Team ILH All-Star. She carded a high series of 742 and a high game of 277.

Leong led her Spartan squad to State Runner-up title in 2011 and was an individual state bronze medalist that same year by finishing seventh. She also helped guide her team to a Division I Championship.

Leong has also been active in the individual circuit, having competed in tournaments including the Oahu Junior Masters, Hawaii Pepsi Youth Championships and Whiz Kids Aiea Bowling Club.

The Honolulu native plans to double major in film production and film studies and has the academic preparedness to do so. She has earned numerous accolades for her classroom prowess including the Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Scholarship, University of Hawaii at Manoa Summer Scholar honors, selection to the National Honor Society, inclusion on the Principal’s List and Excellence in Film Studies and Excellence in Videography awards.

PICTURED AT LEFT (from L to R):
At Maryknoll High School in Honolulu, Hawaii
Ben Valle – Co-Athletics Director, Maryknoll School
Darcie Kawamura – Principal, Maryknoll High School
Emerald Leong
John Madriaga – Co-Athletics Director, Maryknoll School

PICTURED AT RIGHT (from L to R):
At Aiea Bowl in Aiea, Hawaii
Bruce Inafuku – Director Whiz Kids Club Bowling
Emerald Leong
Wayne Miyamoto – Coach Whiz Kids Club and Varsity Head Coach Maryknoll School 

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 46 NAIA All-America honors and 202 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.
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