William Penn Shows Well in Return to Action

William Penn University Athletics

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage

Addison, Ill.–In its final Tier 1 event before the regular season finale next month, the Statesmen women’s bowling team posted a high finish at the Kegel/ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic Saturday and Sunday.

WPU placed 20th out of 66 teams at the Tier 1 tournament with 8,020 pins in five regular games and 20 Baker games. Wichita State (Kan.) nipped Lindenwood (Mo.) by just nine pins, 8,849-8,840, for the team crown. WSU’s Sierra Kanemoto won regular play with a 216.4 average.

The navy and gold improved substantially in Baker competition, advancing 11 positions after individual action.

Bailey Palmer (So., Ottumwa, Iowa, Undecided) topped her team in the 430-player regular action with a 187.6 average. Amber Ovel (Jr., Waterloo, Iowa, Business Management) matched her by starting all five games; the junior managed a 183.4 mark.

The trio of Nicole Craft (So., Wakefield, Neb., Physical Education) (177.0), Abbey Fangman (Fr., Waterloo, Iowa, Elementary Education) (167.7), and Nicole Mottier (Fr., Madison, Wis., Computer Science) (166.0) all rolled in three games.

Kaylee Gerken (Jr., Dubuque, Iowa, Elementary Education), with a 159.5 clip, started two rounds, as did Audra Farley (Sr., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Education) (155.5) and Kayla Gifford (So., Camanche, Iowa, Biology) (153.0).

Next Up: William Penn travels to Erlanger, Ky. on February 3 to compete in the Norse Classic. The team then ventures to Lexington, Ky. the following day to battle in the Eagle Classic.

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