Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska bowling team will resume its
2012-13 season over the weekend as the team travels to Jonesboro, Ark., to compete in the Mid-Winter
Invitational hosted by Arkansas
State University. Competition begins Friday and ends Sunday morning.
Even though the Huskers have not
competed as a team since the final day of the Track Kat Klash on Dec. 2, Head
Coach Bill Straub believes his team will show up strong during this weekend’s competition,
due to some strong individual competitions some Huskers participated in during
the Holiday break.
“We have had
a lot of players that have spent Christmas break playing in tournaments,”
Straub said. “So with that being said I think our team will be ready to compete
this weekend, and we are excited for the start.”
current members on NU’s team competed at the highest level over the long break.
Sophomore Elise Bolton and senior Kristina Mickelson competed at the USBC Team
USA tryouts this past weekend. Bolton finished
tied for fourth in
the overall competition and was second
in the junior division with a total pinfall of 6,246, earning her fourth
appearance on the Junior Team USA squad. Mickelson
also competed well during the tryouts, placing 59th in competition. The
senior tallied a total pinfall of 5,645.
will face stiff competition while at the Mid-Winter Invitational, as they will
face a tough 16-team field. Some teams to note that will be competing are
traditional powers Central Missouri, Vanderbilt and Sam Houston State to name a
here at Huskers.com for a full tournament recap on Sunday following the
completion of the Mid-Winter Invitational. Competition begins Friday at 12:20 p.m.
and will conclude Sunday in the championship round starting at 8:30 a.m.
traveling roster- Kristi Mickelson Sr., Elise Bolton So., Beth
Hedley Fr., Yan Ling Jr., April Campbell Fr., Andrea Ruiz So., and Liz Kuhlkin
Teams Competing- Arkansas State, Alabama A&M, Alabama
State, Alabama Birmingham, Central Missouri, Elmhurst, Jackson State, Louisiana
Tech, Nebraska, Prairie View A&M, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, Texas
Southern, Valparaiso, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin-Whitewater