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Sun Valley Lanes
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The Nebraska women's bowling team is hosting the third annual Big
Red Invitational, Jan. 19-21. The three day event will take place at Sun Valley
Lanes in Lincoln, Neb., and will feature twelve bowling teams from across the
country. The Huskers are facing a quick
turnaround from the fourth-place performance at the Mid-Winter Classic from
The Big Red Invitational field of competition includes Alabama Birmingham,
Arkansas State University, Bethune-Cookman University, Central Missouri,
Elmhurst College, Florida A&M University, Monmouth University, Nebraska,
Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, Valparaiso and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Seven of the twelve competing clubs are ranked in the latest January NTCA Media
Ranked Competing Teams:
4. Sam Houston State University
5. Central Missouri
8. Arkansas State University
11. Stephen F. Austin
The Big Red Invitational will commence with dinner and a coaches'
meeting at 4 p.m. on Thursday at Sun Valley Lanes.
Big Red Invitational Format and Schedule:
Thursday, January 19, 2012:
Dinner, Check-in and Coaches' meeting (Sun Valley Lanes)
5:00 pm Introductions/20 minutes open practice at Sun
5:30 pm National Anthem/10 minutes warm-up on starting
5:45 pm Five four game Baker matches
Friday, January 20, 2012:
11:00 am 20
minutes open practice
11:20 am Practice on starting pair
11:30 am Five traditional team game matches
4:45 pm Dinner at Nebraska Bowling practice
Saturday, January 21, 2012
am 20 minutes open practice
7:50 am Practice on starting pair
8:00 am Final qualifying round
9:30 am Two round match play bracket
12:30 pm Awards ceremony
Team awards will be given to the Big Red Invite Champion and
2nd place finisher. All-Tournament
Team awards will be presented to the top five individual averages. (Starting of
3 games required for recognition.)
NCAA playing rules apply.
Live Scoring for the Big Red Invitational is available at
the beginning of the event at this link:
Nebraska Bowling Roster:
Head Coach: Bill Straub
Asst. Coach: Paul Klempa
Elise Bolton: Freshman
Amanda Burau: Sophomore
Sabrena Divis: R-Freshman
Liz Kuhlkin: Freshman
Nicole Lape: Freshman
Yan Ling: Sophomore
Rebecca Pratt: Freshman
Jackie Sutton: R-Freshman
Following the Big Red Invitational, the Huskers will compete at
the Prairie View invitational in Arlington, Texas. The event runs from Feb.
Sun Valley Lanes
Valley Lanes has hosted multiple Professional Bowling Association (PBA)
tournaments, multiple intercollegiate events and is the early host of the
Nebraska State High School Championships. Additionally, at Sun Valley Lanes on
February 2nd, 1997, while competing in the Nebraska Collegiate Shootout, Husker
bowler Jeremy Sonnenfeld shot the first-ever sanctioned 900 series. Former
National Champion Husker bowler, John Losito, is the owner/operator of Sun
Review: Huskers Finish Fourth at Mid-Winter Classic
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.
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.
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.
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.