With the winter season upon us, the Women’s Bowling team has beg
un to make progress in what is looking to be a promising season. With seven freshmen this year, and only 2 seniors, the Statesmen team is full of young talent looking to gain experience this year. The seniors on the team are having to step up and help teach this young crew how to bowl with experience. Sophomore, Amber Ovel, from Waterloo, Iowa said, “we have some good incoming freshman who have been good assets for the team.”
A recent competition took place in Cedar Rapids on November 1, at the Five Seasons Classic hosted by Mount Mercy, with the Statesmen coming in third place out of nine teams. Senior, Stephanie Adams, who was recently named
to Canada’s 2017 Adult Team by the Canadian Tenpin Federation High Performance Committee. Hit a 209.4 mark during the Cedar Rapids tournament, which placed her fifth and helped guide the Statesmen in qualifying, her contributions to the team will be crucial throughout the season.
Ovel, who is in her second season with the Statesmen is confident about the team’s chances of making it to nationals this year.
“I think we can. This is the strongest team we have had in awhile,” said Ovel.
The women’s bowling team looks to develop more experience and continue to grow as a team as they compete is more tournaments throughout the season.
Elizabeth Christy- Junior
Audra Farley- Junior
Kaylee Gerken- Sophomore
Kayla Gifoord- Freshman
Cybil Lennie- Junior
Amber Ovel- Sophomore