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.
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.
#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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
#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.
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.
#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.
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.
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.
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.
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.