CINCINNATI, Ohio - The 10th-ranked Marian University women's bowling team turned in a third-place finish at the American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference IV tournament at Western Bowl in Cincinnati, Ohio over the weekend.
The Knights varsity team tallied 6,741 total pins for a seven-game average of 905.857 to finished just 38 pins back of the runner-up spot. The junior varsity finished also earned a third-place finish with 6,123 total pins and a seven-game average of 847.571.
Junior Kayla Rhoades
turned in an all-tournament performance after she finished tied for fourth place. Rhoades tallied 1,353 total pins for a seven-game average of 193.29 to finished just 26 pints out of the top three.
Sophomore Alicia Simpson
finished 12th with 1,306 total pins and a seven-game average of 186.57, while freshman Amanda Klinger
finished 15th with 1,291 total pins and a seven-game average of 183.43. Freshman Casara Terhune
28th finished with 1,225 total pins and a 175 average, while sophomore Lauren Gunderson
finished 29th with 1,217 total pins and a 173.86 average.
Sophomore Meghan Hardy
turned in a 38th-place finish with 1,183 total pins and a six-game average of 197.67. Hardy turned in a career-best game of 269 during the competition.
Sophomore Lanie Bledsoe
finished with 1,033 total pins and a six-game average of 172.17, while sophomore Alex Hodson finished with 995 total pins and a six-game average of 165.83.
Both teams qualified for the AHIBC championship, which will take place Feb. 25 at Crest Lanes in Warren, Ohio.
The Knights will be back on the lanes when they take part in the Backhaul Direct Hoosier Classic, a USBC tier 1 tournament, on Feb. 17-19 at Western Bowl in Indianapolis.