LU bowling wins MIAA awards

LU Bowling (photo: Creative Commons)

By Dan Carr/LU Sports Information

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three members of the Lincoln bowling team earned All-MIAA honors, led by Nina Theroff, who was named to the all-conference second team. DaiMone Lewis and Dominique Lee additionally received All-MIAA honorable mention accolades, with the three athletes becoming the first members of the Blue Tiger bowling program ever to earn all-conference recognition.

Theroff averaged 171.9 pins in 31 traditional games this year and bowled a season-high 244 at the Music City Classic, with that single-game score leading LU in 2018-19. Theroff also bowled a 234 against Texas Southern and had nine games in which bowled a score higher than 190.

Lewis played in 21 traditional games and averaged 165.3 pins, with a season-high total of 199 at the Big Red Invitational. In eight games, Lewis bowled a 175 or better, and knocked down 189 or more pins in five of those contests. Lee, meanwhile, averaged 168 pins for the season with a single-game high of 219 against Drury.

The Blue Tigers will close their 2018-19 campaign at the MIAA Championship, which will be held in Springfield, Mo. at Andy B’s on March 23-24.

2018-19 All-MIAA Bowling Teams And Awards
Bowler of the Year: Breanna Clemmer – McKendree
Freshman of the Year: Hope Gramly – McKendree
Coach of the Year: Shannon O’Keefe – McKendree

2018-19 All-MIAA Teams
First Team
Paytyn Kuhns – Central Missouri
Katey Furze – Central Missouri
Taylor Bailey – McKendree
Breanna Clemmer – McKendree
Hope Gramly – McKendree
Lauren Pate – McKendree
*Reflects Tie In Voting

Second Team
Tatum Ruffalo – Central Missouri
Madisyn Juenger – Drury
Nina Theroff – Lincoln
Bailey Delrose – Maryville
Elizabeth Paul – Maryville
Macailin Rodriguez – Maryville
*Reflects Tie In Voting

Honorable Mention
Central Missouri: Stephanie Richards
Drury: Kyla Owens
Elmhurst: Theresa Hutto
Lincoln: DaiMone Lewis, Dominique Lee
Maryville: Kristin Ruzicka
McKendree: Ashley Dunn, Shannon Grimm

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