Nags Head, NC – The Fayetteville State University women’s bowling team had a first place finish with an unblemished 12-0 record during the 2016 CIAA North-South Divisional Event III held March 4-6th at the Outer Banks Bowling Center. FSU won all eight team matches and concluded baker’s competition with a 4-0 mark.
On day one, the Lady Broncos topped Saint Augustine’s (860-728), Shaw (823-660), Johnson C. Smith (773-720), and then Livingstone (708-486). Freshman Veronica Colon-Santiago (Hope Mills, NC) rolled a 202-game against Shaw, followed by a 210-game versus the Golden Bulls.
Fayetteville State maintained momentum on day two. The Lady Broncos bowled above 800 in all four matches on the second day of competition. FSU defeated Shaw (840-658), Saint Augustine’s (828-736), Johnson C. Smith (876-610), and Livingstone (819-486).
FSU continued to steam roll opponents from the Southern Division in baker’s matches. Saint Augustine’s (823-676), Shaw (789-679), Johnson C. Smith (754-638), and Livingstone (852-496) were all outmatched against the Lady Broncos.
Fayetteville State earned all the Southern Division honors for the event. Colon-Santiago averaged 172.7 to earn CIAA South Rookie Highest Average honors. Junior Jasmin Aponte (Fayetteville, NC) received CIAA South Highest Overall Average honors (174). Senior Renee Guischard(Fayetteville, NC) picked up three accolades for Highest Game Bowled (214), Highest Senior Average (160.4), and Highest Senior Game Bowled (214).
FSU had 8,034 total pins in team matches and 4,030 total pins in baker’s matches.
JCSU placed second with a record of 7-5, Saint Augustine’s finished in third at 6-6, Shaw had a fourth place finish at 5-7, and Livingstone rounded out the five Southern teams with an 0-12 mark.
Bowie State proved to be the top team from the Northern Division with a 10-2 record. Virginia State followed for second (9-3), Elizabeth City State claimed third, Chowan placed fourth, and then Virginia Union finished in fifth.
Fayetteville State has entered preparation for the 2016 CIAA Bowling Championships held March 18-20 in Chesapeake, VA. FSU finished third in conference championships last season. The Lady Broncos will enter the championships as the Southern Division champions.