Year: Junior
Hometown: Singapore
Other College: Auckland


 Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013; Spring 2014)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)

2013-14 (Senior)
Senior Yan Ling capped off her tremendous Husker career at the end of 2014, helping lead NU back to the NCAA National Championship match against Sam Houston State. Despite NU’s loss to the WildKats, Ling performed valiantly as a starter, pitching a 189.4 average with a total pinfall of 1236.

Ling was a starter for much of her senior season and was at her best at Nebraska’s lone home tournament of the season. Ling recorded a game average of 218.8 at the Big Red Invitational, which is hosted at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln.

At the Track Kat Klash in Houston, Ling earned all-tournament honors with her sixth-place finish in the individual competition. Ling tallied a 211 average with only 14 open frames throughout the weekend.

A standout on and off the lanes, Ling earned a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2014, while being a member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both semesters of her senior season.

2012-13 (Junior)
Yan Ling was a key component to Nebraska's 2013 NCAA title, rolling nine strikes and leaving no empty frames in a truly clutch performance in the NCAA Championship match victory over Vanderbilt.

The junior from Singapore was a part-time starter for the Huskers in 2012-13, but came through in a big way on the season's biggest stage at the NCAA Championships. She finished with a 200.5 average in the NCAA title match.

During the regular season, Ling produced one of her best performances at the Track Kat Klash, where she rolled a 187.5 average over four games.  

A standout in the classroom as well, Ling earned academic All-Big Ten honors, while securing a spot on Nebraska’s Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll after the fall semester.

2011-12 (Sophomore)
Ling competed in all but one tournament in her first season as a member of the Nebraska bowling team. She produced a season pinfall average of 194.8 with 491 pocket hits.

Ling helped the Huskers to a third-place team finish at the 2012 NCAA Championships by posting a 194.1 average with 74 pocket hits at the tournament. 

During the regular season, Ling was at her best at the Sam Houston Invitational in Huntsville, Texas, where she recorded a 209.8 average and 77 pocket hits. She was NU's No. 2 finisher at the tournament.

Before Nebraska
Ling was a standout performer in Singapore, earning numerous bowling titles, both locally and internationally. A member of the Singapore National Team, Ling won the 2009 National Championship (Youth Girls Division) and the 2009 Penang Pesta Open (Girls Graded). Her high game with the national team was 267. Ling also finished second in the 2010 Singapore National Bowling Championship and the 11th Chinese Taipei International Open.

Yan Ling was born on March 30, 1993. Her mother is Judy Leong and she her step-father is Samuel Ho. She has one sister, Jamie, and one brother, Brandon. Ling is majoring in business administration and management and earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013. She also claimed a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012.

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