March 13, 2017

Charlotte, NC – The Fayetteville State University women’s bowling team had a first place finish with an unblemished 12-0 record during the 2017 CIAA North-South Divisional Event III held March 10-12 at the AMF Centennial Lanes. FSU won all eight team matches and concluded baker’s competition with a 4-0 mark.

On the first day of competition, FSU defeated Johnson C. Smith (774-570), Shaw (832-657), Livingstone (914-557), and Saint Augustine’s (848-575). Freshman Brittany Worthy (Durham, NC) rolled the highest average of any Southern Division competitor with 182.60.

Fayetteville State maintained momentum on day two. The Lady Broncos bowled above 750 in all four matches on the second day of competition. FSU beat Shaw (784-615), JCSU (780-679), Livingstone (788-446), and SAU (761-630).

The Lady Broncos continued their dominance in baker’s matches on the third and final day. JCSU (845-589), Shaw (773-646), Livingstone (761-566), and SAU (787-566) all suffered losses to Fayetteville State in baker’s competition.

Freshman Paige Brayboy (Maxton, NC) stepped up with games of 200 and 214 en route to an average of 175.67 in team matches. Senior Jasmin Aponte (Fayetteville, NC) bowled every game in team matches and averaged 173.10.

Fayetteville State earned all the Southern Division honors for the event. Worthy averaged 182.57 to earn both CIAA South Highest Average and Highest Newcomer Average honors. Sarah Morris of Johnson C. Smith received accolades for Southern Division Highest Game Bowled (233).

FSU had 8,344 pins in team matches and 4,045 pins in baker’s matches for a total of 12,389 pins.

Shaw placed second with a record of 8-4 (9,480 total pins), Saint Augustine’s finished in third at 6-6 (9,428 total pins), JCSU had a fourth place finish at 3-9 (9,426 total pins), and Livingstone rounded out the five Southern teams with a 1-11 mark (8,247).



Virginia State proved to be the top team from the Northern Division with an 11-1 record and 12,262 total pins. Bowie State followed with second at 10-2 (11,747 total pins), Chowan claimed third at 5-7 and 10,071 total pins, Virginia Union placed fourth at 4-8 with 9,888 total pins, and then Elizabeth City State finished in fifth with a record of 0-12 and 8,546 total pins.

Fayetteville State concludes the regular season with a record of 54-8 overall, 50-1 in the CIAA, and 36-0 in the Southern Division. This is the 12th consecutive division title for the Lady Broncos and their fourth straight seasons going undefeated in the Southern Division.

FSU sets their sights on the 2017 CIAA Bowling Championships held March 24-26 in Chesapeake, VA. FSU finished as runners-up in conference championships last season.

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