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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Any PSU student interested in joining the PSU Women's Bowling Club in Fall 2010 should contact the Team Advisor, Ms. Cindy Kane at CJK2@psu.edu.
Senior Danielle Knittle Qualifies for Intercollegiate Singles Championship
May 2010 - Senior Danielle Knittle placed first at the USBC Intercollegiate Singles (ITS) qualifying event in Allentown, PA, earning her a spot at the ITS Championship event in El Paso, TX. Knittle was the only competitor to average over 200 at the qualifying event. Although she did not make the final match play round in El Paso, the entire PSU Team congratulates Danielle on an outstanding senior season.
Sophomore Liz Seibel Selected to National Second All-American Team
April 2010 - Sophomore Liz Seibel was selected to the Second All-American Coaches Team at the USBC International Team Championship banquet . Seibel finished the year with an average of 194.7, three top finishes out of 8 tournaments, and ranked 8th among all collegiate women based on average differential (the difference between a bowler's average and the field average at a tournament). Las year, Seibel was selected to the First All-American Coaches Team and was also awarded the National Coaches Rookie of the Year Award.
Penn State Women Roll On with 4th Place Finish at the Hoinke Bearcat Open Tournament
January 20, 2010 - Twenty-eight (28) women's teams from 21 colleges and universities around the country converged at Woodland Bowl in Cincinnati, Ohio for the 2010 Hoinke Bearcat Open tournament this past weekend. The field of 28 teams represented the largest tournament this season (including all Tier I tournaments). Penn State Women got off to a rocky start on Saturday, finishing the first 6 team match games of qualifying in 12th place. Returning Sunday, the women rebounded after game 1 to 8th place and then vaulted into 6th as a result of winning 9 out of ten head-to-head matches in the first two games. After game 9 the team was in 6th place - - good enough to make the cut for the baker game match play finals. The PSU women took their first match to a fifth and deciding game with Pikeville B Team and won by a narrow margin. PSU was not so fortunate in the next match against Lindenwood, losing the match in three straight games. The fourth-place finish follows two other fourth-place finishes a the Tier I Rotogrip Classic and Tier I Nittany Lion Classic tournaments over the holiday break. Thus far this season, the team has three (3) first place finishes and three (3) fourth place finishes..
Senior Danielle Knittle earned All-Tournament Team honors. She joined Sophomore Liz Seibel on the All-Tournament Match Game Team by having the two highest match game win/loss records for the tournament.
Additional information will be available once the final tournament standings are available.
Penn State Women Finish 4th at Rotogrip Classic and 4th at Nittany Lion Kegler Classic Tier I Tournaments Over Holiday Break !
December 30, 2009 - The Penn State Women's Team enjoyed a successful tournament performance over the holiday break by finishing in fourth place at the Tier I Rotogrip Keystone Classic in Allentown, PA and in fourth place at the Tier I Nittany Lion Kegler Classic in Mt. Laurel, NJ. Both Tier I tournaments featured 21 women's teams from across the country. At both tournaments, the PSU women finished behind University of Central Florida, Webber International and Robert Morris (IL).
At the Keystone Classic, the team made a strong run at third place Robert Morris during baker game play (Day 2), but could not sustain enough momentum to advance them to the next position. Senior Danielle Knittle and Sophomore Liz Seibel finished in 10th and 11th place, respectively during individual play on Day 1.
At the Nittany Lion Classic, the team began baker play on Day 2 in 5th place, falling to 7th after the first 5-game block. The team rebounded during the second block, shooting 976, vaulting them into 4th place. A solid third block score of 942 locked the team into its final 4th place finish. Senior Andrea Gaydos finished in 5th place on Day 1, earning her very first All-Tournament Team award (top 5 individual averages). Sophomore Liz Seibel finished 10th during individual play.
The team would like to thank all of their friends and family for taking time out of their holiday season to come out and support them, and to wish everyone a Happy New Year !
The PSU Women's Team congratulates the University of Central Florida, Robert Morris University, and Webber International for their outstanding performance at both tournaments !
2009 Nittany Lion Classic All-Tournament Team
From L to R - Elisa Rivera (Robert Morris); Kristie Petravich (UCF); Jenn Boisselle (UCF); Heidi Sanders (Wright State); Andrea Gaydos (PSU)
Jan. 16-17 - Hoinke Bearcat Open (Tier II)
Jan. 30 - Blue & Orange Classic (Tier II)
Jan. 31 - Westchester Classic (Tier II)
Feb. 13 - Boulevard Classic (Tier II)
Feb. 14 - SCCC Invitational (Tier II)
December 23, 2009 - The Penn State Women's Team has been ranked 12th in the country by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA) in its first of three polls during the season. The top 20 ranking is a good start for the team, especially since the polling took place after the team had only bowled in two tournaments. The next ranking by the NCBCA will take place in February 2010. View the NCBCA poll results here: First NCBCA Poll - Women's Teams Only
December 21, 2009 - Sophomore Liz Seibel and the bowling team was featured in the recent EMeSsence newsletter for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. View the newsletter here: Fall 2009 College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Newsletter
December 15, 2009 - The Penn State Women's Bowling Team was featured in the Fall 2009 issue of the Penn State Club Sports Program Newsletter. View the newsletter here: Penn State Club Sports Program Newsletter - Fall 2009 Issue 3
Penn State Women Make it Three-in-a Row by Winning 2009 Shippensburg Classic Tournament!
2009 Shippensburg Classic Tournament Champions
From L to R - Ashley Sabol; Danielle Knittle; Laura Arnold; Farrah Fuller; Liz Seibel; Tami Christ
December 7, 2009 - The Penn State Women's Bowling Team continued with its early season success by winning the Shippensburg Classic Tournament held at ABC West Lanes in Harrisburg, PA this past weekend. After six team games on Day 1, the PSU Women had a commanding lead over the field. Sophomore Liz Seibel led the women's field with a 210 average. Close behind in second place was senior Ashley Sabol with a 205 average, and in fourth place was senior Danielle Knittle with a 199 average. These three women were joined on the All-Tournament Team by Catlin Edwards, who bowls on the Penn State Berks Women's team. On Day 2, the PSU Women's team got off to a slow start, but worked closely together in baker game play to build upon their first day lead. Sophomore Laura Arnold (who finished in the top 20 in individual scoring on Day 1) and freshmen Tami Christ and Farrah Fuller, repeatedly stepped up to the challenge, throwing strikes and converting some very difficult spares. The team had the tournament-high baker game on Sunday (267). Unfortunately, senior Andrea Gaydos was unable to compete in this tournament due to a hand injury sustained earlier in the week.
The PSU Women's team would like to congratulate the PSU Men's A team which bowled extremely well throughout the tournament and rallied on Day 2 to surpass William Patterson for a second-place finish.
Over the holiday break, the women's team will face some of its most difficult competition at the Roto Grip Keystone Classic (December 27-28 in Allentown) and the Nittany Lion Kegler Classic (December 29-30 in Mount Laurel, NJ). These Tier I tournaments will have over 20 women's teams from across the country, including past national champions Wichita State and University of Central Florida.
A full run-down of the Shippensburg tournament results can be found on the Tournament Results page.
Penn State Women Win
2009 Penn State Classic Tournament!
2009 Penn State Classic Tournament Champions
From L to R - Andrea Gaydos; Danielle Knittle; Ashley Sabol; Liz Seibel; Laura Arnold; Tami Christ
Knittle (Left) and Seibel (Right) Make 2009 Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team
Seibel Earns Women's High Average Tournament Award
November 23, 2009 - Following on the heels of its opening season win at the Pennsylvania Classic Tournament, the PSU Women's Bowling Team made it two in a row by winning the Penn State Classic Tournament on November 21 and 22 at Bellefonte Lanes in Bellefonte, PA. After six team games, the PSU Women finished the first day with a 230 pin lead over second place Briarcliffe College. Sophomore Liz Seibel (third from right in top photo) earned Women's Individual High Average Award. Senior Danielle Knittle (third from left in top photo) finished closely behind teammate Seibel and joined her on the All-Tournament Team. The team had an up and down day during baker game competition on Sunday, but did not relinquish the lead, as all teams were battling transitions on a very difficult oil pattern. The PSU women finished nearly 200 pins ahead of second-place Erie Community College. Once again, the team demonstrated its ability to rely on each other, with all players making significant contributions throughout the tournament. In addition to finishing in the top 20 on Saturday, Senior Ashley Sabol (middle in top photo) threw key strikes on Sunday to help the team rally when both Briarcliffe and Erie were also posting high scores. During team games, Senior Andrea Gaydos (second from left in top photo) and Sophomore Laura Arnold (second from right in top photo) threw high games of 212 and 195, respectively. Freshman Tami Christ (right in top photo) helped the team maintain its lead on Saturday by averaging 175 for three games and making key spares on Sunday. See the Current Season Results page for a complete listing of tournament results.
Penn State Women Win
2009 Pennsylvania Classic Tournament!
2009 Pennsylvania Collegiate Classic Tournament Champions
Coach Seibel; Farrah Fuller; Laura Arnold; Ashley Sabol; Liz Seibel; Andrea Gaydos; Danielle Knittle; Tami Christ.
October 19, 2009 - The PSU Women's Bowling Team garnered an opening-season victory at the Pennsylvania Collegiate Classic tournament on October 17 and 18 at Leisure Lanes in Lancaster, PA. Sophomore Liz Seibel led the field of nearly 50 bowlers with a nine-game average of 204. Senior Danielle Knittle, who finished second in the standings, earned the High Three-Game Series Award (664) and had the high game (273) for the women. The team began Day 1 with a slow start, but rallied in the afternoon, at one point taking the lead, but ended the day in second place. On Day 2, the team finished the 9-game block in first place and did not relinquish the lead thoughout the 6-game Baker block. Sabol, Arnold, Gaydos, Fuller and Christ all made key contributions in their individual games and in Baker play, making the victory a total team effort.