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Huskers Earn All-America Honors

By NU Athletic Communications

Meghan Straub and Raquel Orozco were named first-team All-Americans and Allison Morris earned honorable mention as the NTCA announced its All-America teams at the NCAA Bowling Awards Dinner on Wednesday.

Straub, the daughter of Nebraska head coach Bill and 1992 National Collegiate Bowler of the Year Kim (Berke) Straub, also earns All-America accolades for the third time. She earned a spot on the all-tournament team at five of Nebraska’s nine tournaments, including the Bearcat Hammer Open, the Track Kat Klash, the Columbia 300 Saints, the Stormin’ Ladyjack Invitational, and the Big Red Invitational. Meghan, who is averaging a 212.4 average pinfall on the season, joins her mother in earning multiple All-America accolades, as Kim was a four-time All-American for Nebraska from 1989-1992.

 

Orozco, a sophomore from Tijuana, Mexico, earns All-America honors for the second time. Orozco ended the regular season with an average of 206.6.

Morris, a junior from Ann Arbor, Michigan, earned All-America honors for the first time. Morris ended the regular season with an average of 203.8. Morris took first place at two of Nebraska’s tournaments: the Warhawk Classic and the Sunshine State Classic. Her tournament average of 238.8 is the sixth-highest single-tournament average in program history.

 

The NTCA National Statistical Leader Awards Program, a new program open to NTCA member schools that honors individual and team season-long accomplishments, recognized Nebraska for the highest Team Traditional Frame Average of a Division 1 team with an average of 20.27. Meghan Straub was also acknowledged for the highest Individual Traditional Frame Average of 21.24, Highest Individual Strike percentage of  55.0% and the highest Individual Baker Double percentage of 60.9%.

 

The two All-America awards give Nebraska a combined 71 All-America honors, won by 32 bowlers. NU continues its streak of having at least one All-American in every season since 1989.

 

The 2019 NCAA Championship begins Thursday at 8 a.m. (CT), and runs through Saturday. The format of the 2019 championship bracket is double elimination style with each round consisting of a best-of-three match that includes the use of three team game formats- baker total pinfall, five-person team match, and a best-of-seven baker match play. The final will air live on ESPNU and Watch ESPN, while the Bracket rounds will be streamed live on NCAA.com.

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