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New finishes second at the Queen’s finals

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Huntington University junior Shelby New​ finished second at the 2015 Indiana Youth Queen’s tournament at Hindel Bowl in Indianapolis over the weekend.

Entering the tournament as the high qualifier and top seed, New found herself sitting as the third seed in the step ladder finals after 16 head-to-head match games on Saturday and Sunday. In her first stepladder match, the Greenwood native (Greenwood HS) defeated Portage High School standout and D1 Maryland Eastern Shore recruit Jackie Rhoda 178-176.

New then defeated Avon High School standout Devin Elmlinger 199-159 to advance to the championship match where she lost to Hobart High School’s Maryssa Cary 199-179. It was New’s fifth straight year qualifying for the finals.

Also competing in the tournament was incoming Forester Abigail Atkins. A Columbia City HS standout, Atkins lived up to her seeding by finishing 16th. It marks her second consecutive year to compete in the Queen’s finals.

New and Atkins along with the other bowlers in the top 16 will represent the Indiana All-Star Team on Saturday when they take on the Kentucky All-Stars at the Expo Bowl in Indianapolis beginning at 9:00am. The team event will be in the morning with singles to follow in the afternoon. Indiana will look to defend their overall title for the 10th consecutive 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.