Feb. 17 - 10:30 a.m.,
Feb. 18 - 8:30 a.m., Feb. 19 - 8:30 a.m.
AMF Towson Lanes, 701
Southwick Drive, Towson, MD
Nebraska bowling team will take part in the Morgan State Invitational from Feb.
17-19. The three day tournament marks the sixth event of the season for the Husker
squad. The tournament will be held in Towson, Md., at AMF Towson Lanes. The
Huskers finished fourth at the Prairie View A&M Invitational earlier this
event will feature a large field of 23 teams, including Nebraska, Bethune
Cookman, Virginia State, Cheyney, Coppin State, Delaware State, Elmhurst,
Fayetteville State, Florida A&M, Hampton, Howard, Kutztown, Morgan State,
New Jersey City, North Carolina A&T, St. Francis, Central Missouri,
Vanderbilt, North Carolina Central, Sacred Heart, Maryland Eastern Shore,
Norfolk State and Fairleigh Dickinson.
with the Huskers will be Valerie Calberry, Kayla Johnson, Kristi Mickelson, Yan
Ling, Shalima Zalsha and Liz Kuhlkin.
Morgan State Invitational will follow a three round format featuring five
rounds of four baker game matches on Friday. Saturday's competition will
include five traditional team games and Sunday's final round will conclude with
two match bracket play featuring best four-of-seven baker matches.
the Morgan State Invitational, the Huskers will be out of action for nearly a
month in preparation for the final stretch of the season. Nebraska will travel
to Nashville for the Music City Classic from March 16-18 for the final regular
Review: Prairie View
The Nebraska bowling team finished
fourth at the Prairie View A&M Invitational held in Arlington, Texas from
Feb. 3-5. Nebraska finished the invitational with a 10-3 record, tied
record-wise with Vanderbilt, who won the invite. Third-place Arkansas State
also finished with a 10-3 overall record. Maryland Eastern Shore finished the
event in second-place with a 9-4 overall record and fifth-place Central
Missouri finished with a 9-4 record as well.
Coming into Sunday, Nebraska was the second-seed but dropped
consecutive matches to Vanderbilt and Arkansas State to finish fourth. NU ended
1-2 in bracket play in Sunday's final round.
Individually, the Nebraska bowling squad was well
represented on the All-Tournament team, including All-Tournament Captain Kayla
Johnson. Individually, she earned a 239 average on the tournament. NU's Kristi
Mickelson and Liz Kuhlkin also earned spots on the All-Tournament squad.
Mickelson finished sixth individually with a 221 average while Kuhlkin tallied
a 217 average of her own for eighth-place.
1st - Vanderbilt, 10-3
2nd - Maryland Eastern Shore, 9-4
3rd - Arkansas State, 10-3
4th - Nebraska, 10-4
5th - Central Missouri, 9-4