CIAA Bowling Championship, Day 1 Results & Player Honors

Chesapeake, VA (March 18, 2016) – The 2016 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Bowling Championship opened today at AMF Western Branch Lanes.  The three day event began with Team Matches 1-5 and the announcement of regular season conference honors.

Virginia State University’s Rebecca Clements has been named CIAA Bowler of the Year.  Clements, a senior Mechanical Engineering major from Powhatan, VA, leads the conference with 7,257 total pins in 39 games for an average score of 186.08.

Rebecca Clements Diamond Carter

This season’s Rookie Bowler of the Year, Diamond Carter of Bowie State University, ranks second in the conference averaging 180.56 pins per game. Carter is a Communications major from Buffalo, New York.

2016 All-CIAA Bowling Team

Name

School

Season Average

Rebecca Clements

Virginia State

186.08

Diamond Carter

Bowie State

180.56

Keyandra Bankston

Bowie State

179.54

Jasmin Aponte

Fayetteville State

175.73

Sydney Brown

Johnson C. Smith

171.10

Ja’na Boyd

Elizabeth City State

170.55

Alexis Haith

Johnson C. Smith

169.87

Charity Bickcom

Virginia State

168.08

Veronica Colon-Santiago

Fayetteville State

167.28

Sierra Davis

Bowie State

166.86

 
Head Coach Kim Miles-Hughey was awarded CIAA Bowling Coach of the Year.  In her second year at Johnson C. Smith University, Miles-Hughes has steadily improved the Golden Bulls program.  In 2015, she guided JCSU to the No. 7 seed in the Bowling Championships and this season JCSU finished No. 3 in the Southern Division (17-16).  In CIAA matches, Miles-Hughey and the Golden Bulls marked a 25-23 record.

Prior to championship competition, CIAA student-athletes were joined by Special Olympics Virginia athletes for afternoon at the lanes.

The Northern Division Champion Bulldogs of Bowie State pulled through on opening day at No. 1 knocking down 4,193 total pins for a 4-6 record.  In their only defeat of the day, the Fayetteville State Division Champions of the South downed the Bulldogs 819-768.  Their best overall match occurred when BSU outscored Chowan University 907-836.

Virginia State followed just behind, tallying 4,057 total pins for a 5-5 record while the Broncos of FSU sealed the No. 3 ranking with a 4-6 record and 3,991 pin count.

Day 1 Team Results

Ranking

School

W

L

Total Pins

1

BSU

4

6

4,193

2

VSU

5

5

4,057

3

FSU

4

6

3,991

4

CU

3

7

3,702

5

SU

0

10

3,513

6

JCSU

2

8

3,492

7

ECSU

1

9

3,487

8

SAU

1

9

3,275

 

Rookie of the Year, Carter, led all bowlers in scoring with an average score of 198.20 pins per game.  FSU’s Lola Neal and VSU’s Danielle Petty followed behind with 181.6 and 179 average pins per game, respectively.

Day 1 Individual Leaders

School

Athlete 

 

G-1

G-2

G-3

G-4

G-5

Total

Avg

Games

BSU

Diamond Carter

200

176

223

189

203

991

198.20

5

FSU

Lola Neal

184

139

195

189

201

908

181.60

5

VSU

Danielle Petty

181

182

210

 

143

716

179.00

4

VSU

Rebecca Clements

178

170

160

195

167

870

174.00

5

BSU

Sierra Davis

176

141

163

162

198

840

168.00

5

SU

Takiya Bennett

121

160

168

180

187

816

163.20

5

ECSU

Melissa Borum

148

126

199

178

162

813

162.60

5

BSU

Ashley Wade

148

149

230

126

159

812

162.40

5

ECSU

Aliya Jana Boyd

148

181

177

143

159

808

161.60

5

 

The 2016 CIAA Bowling Championship will continue tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. with Baker Team Matches as the teams work to earn their final championship rankings.  Click HERE for the complete schedule of events.

Live stream of the 2016 CIAA Bowling Championship will be available for tomorrow afternoon’s bracket play via YouTube (CIAA TV).

AMF Western Branch Lanes
3101 Lynnhurst Blvd.
Chesapeake, VA 23321

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