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Huskers Sign Two Bowlers for Next Season

By NU Athletic Communications

Two talented bowlers have signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Nebraska bowling program in the 2018-19 season, Head Coach Bill Straub announced Friday. 

Kendyl Hofmeister (Essexville, Mich.) and Gwen Maeha (Wahiawa, Hawaii) will join the Huskers next season, as each will look to add depth and compete for playing time in the years to come.

Maeha is currently a senior at Leilehua High School in Wahiawa, Hawaii and is coached by Chad Pojas. The 2016 Hawaii state champion held an average of 196 and a high average of 181 in her junior-year season. She has bowled a high game of 289 and a high series of 755. Maeha has been bowling for six years and was also involved in softball throughout her high school career.  She becomes the first bowler to join the Nebraska bowling program from Hawaii.

“Gwen is an excellent player with a wide history of competitive sports,” said Straub. “We anticipate her to be a solid influence on future Husker bowling successes.”

Hofmeister is currently a senior at Garber High School in Essexville, Mich., and is under the coaching of Scott Ayala. She holds an average of 198. She has bowled a high game of 289 and a high series of 780. She has competed in the Michigan Junior Bowling Tour and was a finalist in last year’s Junior Amateur Championship.

“Kendyl is an extremely successful student and athlete,” Straub said. “She will be receiving aid from Nebraska not only for her athletic achievement, but also her academic.  She has been a major star in the Michigan Junior Bowling Tour and was a high finishing finalist in last year’s Junior Amateur Championship.”

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