Vanderbilt bowlers get honors

NASHVILLE— Vanderbilt's Michelle Peloquin today was named a first-team All-American bowler and was a run-away winner for the national "Rookie of the Year" award as voted by the National Tenpin Coaches Association. Classmate Tara Kane was one of five selected to the honorable mention squad.

Peloquin, a native of Enfield, Ct., becomes Vanderbilt's first bowling All-American and was the only freshman on the first team.  She had an outstanding season with a 212 average over 64 games, second best in the NCAA.  A chemistry/biology (pre-medicine) major, she also carries a 3.596 cumulative grade point average.

Vanderbilt's bowling team, which had the No. 1 cumulative grade point average among all Commodore varsity teams during the 2005-06 academic year (3.49), also placed six women on national academic honor team.

They included Jennifer Redmond, a civil engineering honors graduate who recently was honored as Vanderbilt's Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Jessica Tower, Tywanquila Walker, Christine Luce, Mallory Abbott and Michelle Peloquin.

Vanderbilt concluded its second year of varsity bowling by placing in a tie for fifth place at the NCAA Championship.

NTCA ALL American Team

First Team

Lindsay Baker                             University of Nebraska
Lisa Friscioni                              Fairleigh Dickinson University
Michelle Peloquin                       Vanderbilt University
Amanda Burgoyne                      University of Nebraska
Bryanna Caldwell                        Central Missouri State University

Second Team

Whitney Smith                             Alabama A&M University
Kristina Szalay                             Fairleigh Dickinson University
Jamie Martin                                University of Nebraska
Tina Peak                                    Central Missouri State University
Vicki Spratford                            New Jersey City University

Honorable Mention

Alex McIntyre                              Alabama A&M University
Tara Kane                                   Vanderbilt University
Becky Ketcham                          Fairleigh Dickinson University
Karen Syrocki                             Arkansas State University
Maryetta Lewis                           University of Maryland Eastern Shore

NTCA Player of the Year

Lindsay Baker                             University of Nebraska

NTCA Rookie of the Year

Michelle Peloquin                         Vanderbilt University
NTCA Division I Coach of the Year

Mike LoPresti                              Fairleigh Dickinson

NTCA Division II/III Coach of the Year

Frank Parisi                                 New Jersey City University Top Stories