Dec. 2: 10:40 a.m.,
Dec. 3: 9:30 a.m., Dec. 4: 8:30 a.m.
Huntsville Lanes, 663
I-45 South, Huntsville, Texas
Nebraska bowling team will travel to Huntsville, Texas for the Track-Kat Clash,
hosted by Sam Houston State University. The event runs from Dec. 2-4 and will
feature fourteen bowling squads from around the country. The tournament will be
Nebraska's second competition of the year, following its runner-up finish at the
Crusader Classic, held in mid-November.
Clash will feature six matches of four-game bakers on Friday. Five traditional
team matches will take place on Saturday with seeded bracket best-of-seven play
taking place in Sunday's final round. Saturday's and Sunday's competitions will
be broadcast live at www.bowl.com.
that will participate in the Track-Kat Clash will include Nebraska, Sam Houston
State, Stephen F. Austin, Jackson State, Vanderbilt, Arkansas State, Louisiana
Tech, Prairie View A&M, Monmouth, Long Island University, Alabama State, Texas
Southern, Grambling State and Mississippi Valley State.
Huskers will send seniors Valerie Calberry and Kayla Johnson to the event.
Along with the seniors, juniors Kristina Mickelson and Shalima Zalsha will make
the trip with sophomore Yan Ling and freshman Liz Kuhlkin.
This is the first event hosted by Sam Houston State's
bowling program in its history. The program is in its second year of
Following the Track-Kat Clash, the Huskers will enjoy the
holidays before taking part in the Mid-Winter Classic from Jan. 13-15 in
Earns Second-Place Finish at Crusader Classic:
The Nebraska bowling team kicked off
the 2011-12 regular season with a second place finish at the Crusader Classic
held from Nov. 11-13 in Valparaiso, Indiana. The three-day event wrapped up with Valparaiso on top, while NU finished second and Arkansas State
Nebraska started Sunday morning's bracketed final session by
defeating Arkansas State in the first round of the day before falling to
Valparaiso in the third round.
Kayla Johnson (208), Valerie Calberry (202.6) and Lizabeth
Kuhlkin (202.4) each earned all-tournament team honors for their individual
performances. The Husker trio finished second, fourth and fifth
The Huskers finished the first day of competition 5-0 after
winning each of their baker matches on Friday. Saturday afternoon saw the
bowlers compete in traditional games, in which the Huskers finished 3-1,
defeating Arkansas State twice and Prairie View A&M. Nebraska's lone loss
of the day came to host Valparaiso in a tightly contested match. The Huskers
came up just short of Valparaiso, 961-957. Saturday's efforts were enough for
Nebraska to earn the one seed going into Sunday's final competition, in which
they finished second.