WPU Places Eighth in First Tourney of Season

William Penn University Athletics

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen women’s bowling team performed well in its first event of 2018-2019 as it competed at the Midwest Collegiate Championships Saturday and Sunday.

William Penn sat in fourth after regular play, but dropped a few spots when all was said and done. The final standings saw the navy and gold in eighth place out of 32 teams with 8,289 pins in six regular games and 16 Baker games.

Lindenwood snatched the team championship (8,927 pins), while LU’s Serenity Quintero finished the sweep as she topped the individual action with a 212.5 average (1,275 pins).

Bailey Palmer (Jr., Ottumwa, Iowa, Biology) guided WPU by taking 14th with a 193.0 average. Three more rollers also started all six rounds, including Kaylee Gerken (Sr., Dubuque, Iowa, Elementary Education) at 187.5, Amber Ovel (Sr., Waterloo, Iowa, Business Management) at 182.8, and Kayla Gifford (Jr., Camanche, Iowa, Biology) at 181.3.

Nicole Craft (Jr., Wakefield, Neb., Physical Education) averaged 175.0 pins in three rounds, while Nicole Mottier (So., Madison, Wis., Computer Science) managed a 174.0 clip in two games. Jaelynn Klein (Fr., Muscatine, Iowa, Communications) knocked down 140 pins in her first collegiate game.

Next Up: William Penn returns to action on October 20-21 as it travels to Indianapolis, Ind. to compete in the Columbia 300 Western Shootout.

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