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New and Atkins to compete in the 2015 Queen’s Finals

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Two members of the Huntington University bowling team will be competing in the 2015 Indiana Youth Queen’s Tournament later this week. After 12 weeks of qualifying on extremely difficult conditions at Richmond 40 Bowl (Richmond, Ind.), HU junior Shelby New and incoming freshman Abigail Atkins are two of 16 bowlers who qualified for the finals.

The tournament is slated for June 13-14 at Hindel Lanes in Indianapolis. Hindel Lanes boasts wood lanes where competitors will face a Turnpike oil pattern.

New, a nursing major, will enter the finals as the top seed having rolled a six-game qualifying score of 1191. It marks her fifth straight year of competition in the tournament and her first as the top seed. She logged her highest finish last year by finishing second while claiming 3rd in 2013, 8th in 2012 and 6th in 2011.

Atkins, an Agri-Business major, qualified as the 16th and final seed for the finals with a six-game score of 1,021 to make for her second trip to the Queen’s finals. Her first appearance was in 2013 where she finished 14th.

By qualifying for the Queen’s finals, both athletes will also be bowling for the Indiana All-Stars when they take on the Kentucky All-Stars on June 20 in Indianapolis where Indiana will look to bring home the title for the 10th straight year.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 222 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.