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#3 - Amanda Cortese
2011-12 Women's Bowling
YR.
Sr.
BOWLS
R
HOMETOWN
Hoffman Estates, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Hoffman Estates (Central Missouri)
Amanda Cortese

2010-2011: Started 34 traditional matches in her second season with the Crusaders … posted team’s second-highest average with a 187.8 average pinfall … broke 200 on 12 occasions as a junior … led Valpo in six matches … registered the Crusaders’ top average in traditional action at the Jeanette Lee Invitational, averaging a 202 and the Music City Classic … opened season with a trio of 200+ efforts Oct. 30 at the Greater Ozark Invitational, including a 224 against Prairie View A&M … finished just one pin shy of her Valpo career high with a 243 against Elizabeth City State Dec. 4 at the Jeanette Lee Invitational … also posted efforts of 217 against Bowie State and 221 versus Shaw that day as well … rolled a 224 in a win over Howard at the Kutztown Invitational Jan. 29 … closed season with three more 200+ games at the Music City Classic Mar. 19, highlighted by a 228 against Monmouth … also rolled a 210 versus Texas Southern and a 202 against Southern … an NTCA All-Academic honoree … recipient of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award.

2009-2010: Started 49 of Valpo's 52 traditional games in team's first season ... averaged a 186.0 on the year, second-best among the Crusaders ... named to the Brunswick/NTCA All-Academic Third Team, based on performance both on the lanes and in the classroom ... led the Crusaders in 11 games ... registered 14 games of 200 or better on the season ... started season with three straight 200+ games Oct. 24 at Greater Ozark Invitational ... rolled a 217 against #7 Arkansas State, a 201 versus #17 Elmhurst and a 204 against #12 Minnesota State-Mankato ... posted Crusaders' top average at Big Red Invitational Nov. 6-7 and led Valpo in four of the ten traditional games ... averaged a 192.0 at Crusader Classic Nov. 14, seventh-best among all competing bowlers ... rolled a season-high 244 against #7 Central Missouri at Mid-Winter Classic Jan. 16 ... followed that game with a 223 effort against Prairie View A&M ... rolled back-to-back 200+ games Feb. 7 at Shrewsbury Invitational and Mar. 12 at Music City Classic.

2008-2009 [UCM]: Appeared in 70 matches for the Jennies as a freshman ... helped Central Missouri to a runner-up finish at 2009 NCAA Championship ... averaged a 180 on the lanes in her rookie year.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Hawks ... earned All-State honors as a junior after finishing second at state tournament ... helped Hawks to top-five state finishes all four years, including the team championship as a sophomore ... won conference individual championship as a junior ... team won sectional title three times and conference title all four years ... rolled two perfect 300 games during her high school career, becoming the first bowler in Hoffman Estates history to roll more than one in a career ... had a high series of 762, second-best in program history ... Denny’s High School All-American in 2008 ... a three-time Junior Gold National Championships qualifier ... won the Division I Double Championship at USBC Youth Open in 2007 ... a member of National Honor Society.

Personal:
Amanda is the daughter of Joe and Angie Cortese ... major is sports media ... has earned Presidential academic honors during her time at Valpo ... born April 19, 1990.

 

M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27 Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo