Saint Paul's hosts NCAA Bowling Invitational Tournament

Saint Paul's hosts NCAA Bowling Invitational Tournament

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch
November 27, 2006

COLLEGE INVITATIONAL: Saint Paul's College did not treat its first experience as host of a college invitational women's tenpins tournament like a homecoming football game, for which soft competition is scheduled so the party won't be spoiled.

"We invited the No. 3 and No. 6 teams in the nation, Central Missouri and New Jersey City, as well as two-time defending CIAA champion Bowie State University," said Saint Paul's coach Steve Wallace.

Wallace said Saint Paul's primary aim in the event was "the exposure of hosting an NCAA bowling invitational to give other CIAA schools the opportunity to see other schools outside the league."

Virginia State and Cheyney also joined the six-team field for the two-day tournament, which finished Saturday with Central Missouri taking the title with 27 games won. New Jersey City was second with 24, followed by Bowie State (15), Virginia State (12), Saint Paul's (9) and Cheyney (0).

Jessica New of Saint Paul's made the first unit of the all-tournament team, averaging 187.6. The unit featured two second team All-Americans from last season: tournament MVP Vicky Spratford of New Jersey City (206.4) and Tina Peak of Central Missouri (198.2). Other members were Jamie Mitchell of Central Missouri (196.6), Kristina Figueiredo of New Jersey City (191.8) and Laura Banz of New Jersey City (187.4).