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Kayla Johnson finished fourth individually for Nebraska.
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          Release: 01/15/2012
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Huskers Finish Fourth at Mid-Winter Classic

The Nebraska women's bowling team finished fourth at the Mid-Winter Classic, held in Jonesboro, Ark., from Jan. 12-14. It was the Huskers' first competition since returning from winter break. Vanderbilt University won the event, followed by Arkansas State and Central Missouri. 

Nebraska earned the four seed going into Sunday's final day of competition, and they were paired up with the three seeded Central Missouri Jennies. Nebraska dropped the first round of seeded bakers, 3-4. 

Nebraska bounced back to defeat Maryland Eastern Shore 4-3. The final match of the tournament for the Huskers saw them once again paired up with the Central Missouri Jennies, who were even more dominant this time around, defeating the Huskers 4-0 and assuring Nebraska's fourth place finish. 

Individually, NU's Kayla Johnson finished twelfth on the tournament with an average of 203.20 through five traditional games. Valerie Calberry finished twenty-second individually after games of 232, 176, 192, 188 and 190. 

The Huskers will be back in action on from Jan. 19-21 the Big Red Invitational, hosted by Nebraska at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln. Thursday's competition will begin at 5:45 p.m. 

Final Day Results: 
First Round: 
Central Missouri : 158, 258, 244, 189, 215, 158, 223
Nebraska:            211 205  212  232  192  201  213

Central Missouri def. Nebraska, 4-3

Second Round:
Maryland Eastern Shore: 213 235 206 268 167 235 191
Nebraska :                     228 148 223 225 177 193 198

Nebraska def. Maryland Eastern Shore, 4-3

Third Round:
Central Missouri : 202 199 215 212
Nebraska:           190  168 179 184

Central Missouri def. Nebraska, 4-0

Final Standings: 
1: Vanderbilt
2. Arkansas State
3. Central Missouri
4. Nebraska
5. Maryland Eastern Shore
6. Sam Houston State
7. Valparaiso
8. Louisiana Tech
9. Stephen F. Austin
10. Alabama A&M
11. Prairie View A&M
12. Jackson State
13. Southern
14. Elmhurst
15. Alabama Burmingham
16. Texas Southern
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