UU Men's Bowling Team Wins Raider Classic
URBANA, Ohio (November 14, 2012) - On Sunday, November 11, 2012, the Urbana University Blue Knights men’s bowling team won their first collegiate bowling tournament. After three second place finishes in past tournaments, the Blue Knights won the Raider Classic held at Beaver-Vu Lanes in Dayton. In 2nd place was Notre Dame College of Ohio, and 3rd place, Martin Methodist College of Tennessee. Other teams in the tournament were from Ohio State, Purdue, and Wright State. Altogether there were fifty men’s teams competing.
Leading the team was sophomore Graham Fach from St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada. Graham was 3rd overall, making the All Tournament Team with a 225 average. Also for the Blue Knights, freshman Kyle Mayberry of Mechanicsburg was 11th overall, sophomore Brock Finch of Stirling, Ontario, Canada was 15th, and junior James Tucker from Cincinnati finished 20th overall. On the Junior Varsity team, Andrew Allen of Mason, Ohio was 7th overall with a 210 average.
The Blue Knight Lady’s team finished 13th overall and were led by freshman Brittany Crawford of Manitoba, Canada with a 35th place finish, while freshman Emily Ogden of Urbana finished 36th overall. On the Junior Varsity team, freshman Chelsey Holland, of Mechanicsburg, finished 7th overall just missing qualifying for the All Tournament Team.
The Blue Knights Bowling teams will be in action again Thanksgiving weekend in St. Louis, Missouri at the National collegiate Team Match Games. The head coach for the Blue Knights teams is Phil Baker, and the new assistant coach is Allen Ryan.