The Nebraska bowling team won its first tournament championship this season Sunday at the Mid-Winter Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark. The Huskers had an overall record of 10-3 over the three-day event edging out Central Missouri for the tournament championship.
Head Coach Bill Straub believes the team performed at a high level throughout the weekend in the highly competitive 16 team field, and believes that some strategic planning in the off-season has helped out this young group of Huskers.
“We didn’t compete a lot during first semester is so we can practice more,” Straub said, “It works great with this young team and in my opinion it all cumulates to the success we have seen over the weekend.” Straub said.
Leading the Huskers over the weekend was all-tournament selection Liz Kuhlkin. The sophomore finished fourth in the individual standings recording a total pinfall of 1094. Senior Kristi Mickelson finished sixth in competition with a total pinfall of 1070.
Other Huskers to note were sophomore Elise Bolton whom finished 15th overall. Bolton, fresh off of a stellar performance at the Team USA trials tallied a total pinfall of 988. Sophomore Andrea Ruiz also helped NU in competition, placing 16th with a total pinfall of 975.
Check back here at Huskers.com for updates as the Nebraska bowling team prepares for the Prairie View A&M Invitational held in Arlington, Texas starting on Feb. 01.