Four Crusaders Earn NTCA All-Academic Honor
Four members of the Valparaiso women's bowling team earned Honorable Mention All-Academic recognition from the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) for the 2014-15 campaign, as the association announced its honorees this week. The Crusaders have had at least three bowlers honored each year of the program’s existence.
Bowling Signs Tryniski to NLI
Valparaiso University bowling head coach Matt Nantais announced today that Kendra Tryniski has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Crusader program as a freshman for the 2015-16 season.
Decker Named Honorable Mention All-American
Valparaiso fifth-year senior Torrie Decker became just the second bowler in Crusader program history to earn All-American honors, as she was named an NTCA Honorable Mention All-American on Wednesday night.
Crusaders Finish Third at Southland Championship
#16 Valparaiso saw its run at the inaugural Southland Bowling League Championship in Houston, Texas come to an end one match shy of the championship match, as the Crusaders finished in third place after falling to #3 Arkansas State on Sunday morning. Seniors Torrie Decker and Sadie Jasinski represented Valpo on the All-Tournament Team.
Crusaders Still in Hunt For Inaugural Southland Bowling League Title
The #16 Valparaiso bowling team is one of just three squads still alive at the inaugural Southland Bowling League Championship, as the Crusaders will bowl for the right to hoist the first league title trophy on Sunday. Valpo will face top-seeded Arkansas State, the nation’s third-ranked team, on Sunday morning at 9:35 a.m. With a win, the Crusaders would advance to take on #6 Vanderbilt, the tournament’s third seed, and would need to take down the Commodores twice to earn the league championship.
Crusaders Prepare for Inaugural Southland Bowling League Championship
The Valparaiso bowling team heads to Houston, Texas this weekend for the inaugural Southland Bowling League Championship as the tournament’s fifth seed in the eight-team field. The Crusaders enter the tournament ranked 16th nationally in the latest National Tenpin Coaches Association poll, moving up one spot from the last poll.
Crusaders Close Action at Vanderbilt Sunday
The #17 Valparaiso bowling team closed out the Columbia 300 Music City Classic in Smyrna, Tenn. on Sunday with a pair of wins, finishing the day in 12th place out of the 23 competing teams.
Valpo Picks Up Four Wins Saturday at Vanderbilt
The #17 Valparaiso bowling team posted a 4-1 record on its second day of action Saturday at the Columbia 300 Music City Classic, hosted by Vanderbilt in Smyrna, Tenn.
Crusaders Open Action From Vandy Friday
The #17 Valparaiso bowling team opened play at the Columbia 300 Music City Classic in Smyrna, Tenn. on Friday, hosted by Vanderbilt. The Crusaders went 0-5 on the first day of play, facing opponents all ranked among the nation’s top-13 teams.
Valpo Closes Out Central Missouri Invitational
The #17 Valparaiso bowling team finished out the Central Missouri Invitational in N. Kansas City, Mo. on Sunday, dropping three matches. Senior Torrie Decker earned All-Tournament Team honors.
Valpo Continues Central Missouri Invitational Saturday
The #17 Valparaiso bowling team posted one of its highest scoring days of the season on Saturday as it continued play at the Central Missouri Invitational from N. Kansas City, Mo., including a win over host #4 Central Missouri.
Crusaders Open Action From Central Missouri
Fifth-year senior Torrie Decker posted a team-best 217.8 average on Friday to lead #17 Valparaiso as the Crusaders opened the Central Missouri Invitational in N. Kansas City, Mo.
Valpo Finishes 10th At Prairie View A&M
#15 Valparaiso concluded the Prairie View A&M Invitational from Arlington, Texas on Sunday, posting a 10th-place finish.
Crusaders Continue Action From Arlington Saturday
#15 Valparaiso continued action from the Prairie View A&M Invitational in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, facing its most challenging single-day lineup of opponents since the Crusaders’ NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012.
Crusaders Open Prairie View A&M Invitational
Facing perhaps the toughest overall tournament field it will take on all year, the #15 Valparaiso bowling team opened the Prairie View A&M Invitational on Friday with a pair of wins.
Crusaders Finish Action at Kutztown Invitational Sunday
#15 Valparaiso closed out play at the Kutztown Invitational on Sunday, winning two more matches as the Crusaders finished in 15th place out of the 27-team field.
Valpo Picks Up Four Wins Saturday at Kutztown
#15 Valparaiso earned four victories on Saturday, including a win over the nation’s second-ranked team, as the Crusaders continued action at the Kutztown Invitational in Reading, Pa.
Crusaders Open Action at Kutztown Friday
#15 Valparaiso kicked off the Kutztown Invitational on Friday from Reading, Pa., posting a 3-2 record on the opening day of action.
Valparaiso Charter Member of Southland Bowling League
A newly-formed consortium of eight NCAA women’s bowling programs, including Valparaiso University, have agreed to compete as the Southland Bowling League beginning in 2015, with the immediate goals of competing at the highest level and automatically qualifying for NCAA Championship in the near future.
Crusaders Close Out Action at Arkansas State
#15 Valparaiso closed out the Mid-Winter Invitational, hosted by Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Ark., with a 12th-place finish on Sunday.
Bowling Continues Mid-Winter Invitational Saturday
#15 Valparaiso continued action at the Mid-Winter Invitational from Jonesboro, Ark. on Saturday, but posted just a 1-4 mark on the day, as the Crusaders were faced with three squads which broke 1,000 in their match against Valpo.
Valpo Bowlers Return to Action at Arkansas State
15th-ranked Crusaders return to action at the Mid-Winter Invitational Friday after over two months away from competition.
Green, Decker Named Athletes of the Month
Alex Green (football) and Torrie Decker (bowling) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Student-Athletes of the Month for November.
Valpo Closes Out Final Fall Tournament
Sadie Jasinski rolls a 275 to highlight a pair of 200+ efforts, while Torrie Decker also posted a pair of 200+ games, but the Crusaders went just 1-3 on their final day at Nebraska.
Crusaders Continue at Nebraska Friday
Sadie Jasinski rolled a 268 game on Friday, the sixth-best individual effort in program history, as #15 Valparaiso continued action at the Big Red Invitational.
Crusaders Set New Program Record Thursday
#15 Valparaiso shatters previous five-game baker match record as the Crusaders opened up the Big Red Invitational from Lincoln, Neb. on Thursday night.
Valpo Closes Out Crusader Classic
#15 Valparaiso finished up the sixth annual Crusader Classic at Inman's on Sunday, placing tenth in the final bracket.
Valpo Defeats Nation's Top-Ranked Team On Day Two of Crusader Classic
Crusaders take down #1 Nebraska behind a 257 game from freshman Aubree Trexler to highlight 4-2 day on second day of action at the Crusader Classic.
Valpo Begins Crusader Classic With 3-3 Record
#15 Valpo splits six matches on opening day of the sixth annual Crusader Classic. #8 UW-Whitewater leads the team standings after day one.
Valpo Set to Host Crusader Classic
The #15 Valparaiso bowling program welcomes a number of the nation’s top teams to Inman’s in Valparaiso this weekend for the sixth annual Crusader Classic, to be held Friday, November 7-Sunday, November 9.
Crusaders Go 3-0 On Final Day at FDU
#15 Valparaiso posts a perfect 3-0 record on the final day of the FDU NJ Jamboree to enter the Crusader Classic next weekend with a 10-4 mark on the year.
Valpo Continues Play at FDU
Carly Larson breaks 200 in three of Saturday's six matches as #15 Valparaiso goes 3-3 in the middle day of competition at Fairleigh Dickinson.
Crusaders Open Season at Fairleigh Dickinson
#15 Valparaiso goes 4-1 on opening day at FDU NJ Jamboree as Torrie Decker posts the field's fifth-best scoring average to lead the Crusaders.
What You Need to Know: Valpo Bowling
With the #15 Valparaiso bowling squad getting ready to kick off the 2014-15 campaign this weekend at Fairleigh Dickinson, get a brief preview of what you need to know heading into this season as the Crusaders aim for the second trip to the NCAA Tournament in program history.
Alyssa Meade Joins Valpo All-Access
Crusader bowler Alyssa Meade joins Valpo All-Access to demonstrate how to roll the perfect strike.
Valpo Bowling Announces 2014-15 Schedule
Tournaments at five of the nation's top-seven teams highlight the Crusaders' 2014-15 schedule. Valpo will also host the Crusader Classic in early November, welcoming ten squads ranked in the nation's top-20 in the NTCA preseason poll.
Bowling Tabbed 15th in Preseason Poll
The Valparaiso bowling program will enter the 2014-15 season ranked #15 nationally, as the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) released its preseason poll this week.
Crusaders Honored by NTCA For Academic Success
The Valparaiso bowling team experienced success in the classroom as well as on the lanes last season, as it was recognized by the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) for posting a cumulative team grade point average of at least 3.2.