Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Valparaiso junior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA).
Cortese led the Crusaders on the lanes this season with a 200.1 average over 37 traditional games, becoming the first Valpo bowler in program history to break the 200 average barrier for a complete season and helping the Crusaders to increase both their traditional and baker game averages over a season ago. The junior boosted her individual average nearly five pins from a season ago as well. Over the course of the season, Cortese was named Tournament MVP at Valpo’s own Crusader Classic, while also earning All-Tournament accolades at the Greater Ozark Invitational and the Kutztown Invitational.
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