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HU women finish 11th, men finish 33rd at Kegel/ISBPA Classic

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ADDISON, Ill. - After nearly a two month break, the Forester bowling teams returned to action last weekend to compete in the Tier I Kegel/ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic. Up against a very tough field that included 14 of the top 20 teams, the 21st-ranked Forester women’s bowling team of Abigail Atkins, Ayla Yeiter, Shelby New, Heidi Tucker, Rachel Vogler, Brooke Ewing and Emily O’Leary placed 11th out of 51 teams.

Bowling on a very challenging Kegel Sphinx pattern, HU rolled team games of 909-884-835-964-1003 for a five-game total of 4595 good for 13th heading into Sunday’s 20 Baker games. In Baker play, the Foresters rolled four-game sets of 734-687-790-726-802 for a Baker total of 3739 and tournament total of 8334 to move two posts in the final standings for their 11th place finish. Wichita State won the tournament with a total of 9067.

In singles action, junior Shelby New made the All-Tournament Team by averaging 211.4 for five games for a fifth place finish out of 331 bowlers. It marks New’s second consecutive All-Tournament Team honor. Other Foresters bowling five games including senior Ayla Yeiter who averaged 198.2 to finish 25th and freshman Abigail Atkins who averaged 172.2 to finish 113th.

Other HU averages were sophomore Rachel Vogler (three-game average of 165.3), senior Emily O’Leary (three-game average of 164.3), junior Brooke Ewing (two-game average of 177.5) and freshman Heidi Tucker (two-game average of 171).

On the men’s side, the Forester team of Daniel Miller, Seth Walker, Joseph Mitchell, Joe Miller, Connor Brown, David Miller, Derek Beckler and Colin Madden finished 33rd out of 60 teams.

Bowling on the same lane conditions as the HU women on Saturday, the men rolled games of 853-907-887-911-993 for a 4551 total that landed them the NO. 32 spot headed into Sunday’s Baker games. In Baker action, HU rolled four-game sets of 806-723-706-649-781 for a Baker total of 3665 and tournament total of 8216. Calumet College of St. Joseph won the tournament with 9284.

In singles play, junior Daniel Miller paced HU by averaging 211.8 for five games to finish 24th out of 435 bowlers. Juniors Seth Walker and Joe Miller averaged 185.2 and 182.8 respectively to finish in 128th and 138th. Senior Connor Brown averaged 178.4 over five games for 161st place. Other HU averages were freshman David Miller (two-game average of 157.5), junior Derek Beckler (two-game average of 148) and freshman Joe Mitchell (one game of 149).

Huntington travels to the Terre Haute Bowling Center on February 13-14 to compete for the first time in the Trailblazer tournament. HU wraps up its regular season the following weekend at the Backhaul Direct Hoosier Classic in Indianapolis.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 234 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.