Congratulations to the Muskegon Community College Women’s Bowling Team on finishing Runner Up at the NJCAA National Bowling Tournament in Buffalo, NY. There were a total of 24 colleges that competed at Airport Lanes for this 2 day event. There were 72 games of scoring, including 3 teams of 3 doubles, 3 5 person games of Singles, 6 3 person team games (of 5), and 9 Baker Games. The Jayhawks knocked down over 10,000 pins heading into the Baker finale. They were able to cut the lead down to 75 pins with 6 Baker games remaining, but ending up a 100 pins shy of the title.
Individual Accomplishments (out of 87 Bowlers):
Meagan Batka (Grand Haven HS) finished 2nd in All Events and was named the school’s 4th All American.
Rachel Pierce (Fruitport HS) finished 15th in All Events.
Jamie Perry (Charles F. Brush HS) finished 28th in All Events.
Batka medaled in Singles (3rd place).
Pierce finished in 10th place in Singles.
The team of Pierce/Perry medaled in Doubles (3rd place).
The team of Ashlyn Cross (Mona Shores HS) and Kendra Schuitema (Ravenna HS) finished 5th place in Doubles.
The team of Batka and Zoe Cerchiori (Oakridge HS) finished in 20th place in Doubles.
The men’s team had two players qualify to compete at the National, Vincent Birch (Brighton HS) and Tony Long (Mona Shores HS). The team of Birch and Long finished 7th in doubles and each bowler also finished in the top 30 in All Events out of 131 bowlers.