A strong showing from bowling in the semifinals lifted them into the Championship Round where they'll meet men's tennis in Valpo Athletics' Best of 2013-2014.
Bowling accumulated 87% of the total vote over Alec Peters' 30-point game at Evansville on Nov. 20th, 2013. On the other side of the bracket, men's tennis bested volleyball's Popcorn Classic title with 62% of the ballots cast.
Voting will open Wednesday morning at 9:00 am CT and close at 9:00 am CT on Monday, June 30th.
Bowling beats two of the nation’s top-three teams in back-to-back matches – Feb. 1, 2014
- The Valparaiso bowling team entered the Prairie View A&M Invitational knowing the field contained seven of the nation’s top-10 teams, and the schedule worked out to where the Crusaders faced two of the top-three teams in the country in back-to-back matches on Saturday. First, Valpo edged out #2 Maryland Eastern Shore by a single pin, and followed up the dramatic win with a 42-pin victory over #3 Central Missouri. It marked the first time in program history the Crusaders earned consecutive wins over such highly ranked opponents.
Men’s tennis downs UIC in Horizon League Championship – Apr. 25, 2014
- A record-setting season for the Crusader men’s tennis team – one which saw four players break the previous single-season mark for singles wins in a year – saw Valpo paired up against UIC to open the Horizon League Championship. The Crusaders claimed the doubles point and won at No. 1 and No. 5 singles, but the Flames took wins at 3, 4 and 6 as the match came down to No. 2 singles. Freshman Dave Bacalla eventually closed out an exciting three-set win, taking the third set 6-4, as Valpo earned its first main bracket win in program history at the HL tournament.