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SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE RELEASES BOWLING ALL CONFERENCE TEAMS

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SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE RELEASES BOWLING ALL CONFERENCE TEAMS
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference released its 2015 All Conference Bowling Teams with Alabama State University’s Danielle Walker earning Bowler of the Year honors for the second consecutive year.
The Hornets also accepted Freshman of the Year accolades under Lindsay Paredes.
Michael Boykins, head coach of the 2015 regular season champions (Jackson State), was named Coach of the Year.
With a total pinfall of 5,843 in conference play, Walker provided herself with a solid MVB position among SWAC bowlers, passing her pinfall count from last season (5.637). Her 208.68 average against the league came after she participated in 28 total games, helping her team produce a 17-7 record with a 949.18 average and 26,577 total pinfall. Like last season, Walker bowled above 200 pins in 15 games. Her best competition came during east round up play as she bowled three games with pin counts higher than 250 – 258, 259, 265.
Paredes claimed the top freshman award after collecting a total conference pinfall of 5,467. Her appearance in 28 games granted her an average of 195.25. Paredes knocked down 200 plus pins in 12 games, retrieving a season best count of 255. The Hornets are ranked 26 by the NCAA.
Head Coach Boykins led the Tigers to a 19-5 conference record. With an average of 939.18, Jackson State pushed through a total of 26,297 pins. This standing granted the Tigers a 27th, nationally ranked position among the NCAA. JSU’s Marcela Sanchez owned the best game overall for the SWAC this season as she bowled a 289 against Grambling State University at the east round up. The freshman is ranked sixth with a pinfall of 5,449 with a 194.61 average.
Other members of the All Conference First Team include: Kaila Ryan (Alabama State), Dyana Abu Baker (Jackson State), Nicole Kleutgen (Alabama A&M) and Lindsay Paredes (Alabama State). The second team consists of Marcela Sanchez (Jackson State), Brittney Wehmeier (Prairie View A&M), Brittany Kinny (Prairie View A&M), Kiara Smith (Jackson State) and Dawn Sidney (Texas Southern).
The SWAC Bowling All Conference Teams were selected among the top ten averages in league play. The top five averages were named to the first team with the bowlers ranked six through 10 completing the second team.
The MVB and freshman awards were handed to the top bowlers with the best average fitting the respective criteria and must have participated in 2/3 of the conference matches.
The SWAC Bowling Coach of the Year award is voted on by the league’s head coaches.
Moving into the 2015 SWAC Bowling Championship Tournament, the six-team field will consist of Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Jackson State, Prairie View A&M, Texas Southern and Southern.
BOWLER OF THE YEAR
Danielle Walker (Alabama State)
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Lindsay Paredes (Alabama State)
COACH OF THE YEAR
Michael Boykins (Jackson State)
SWAC BOWLING ALL CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM
Danielle Walker (Alabama State)
Kaila Ryan (Alabama State)
Dyana Abu Baker (Jackson State)
Nicole Kleutgen (Alabama A&M)
Lindsay Paredes (Alabama State)
SWAC BOWLING ALL CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM
Marcela Sanchez (Jackson State)
Brittney Wehmeier (Prairie View A&M)
Brittany Kinny (Prairie View A&M)
Kiara Smith (Jackson State)
Dawn Sidney (Texas Southern)