March 10, 2010

HAMPTON, Va. - The Fayetteville State bowling team finished the season 60-2 in CIAA play and will be the No. 1 seed from the Western Division the CIAA tournament, which begins on March 20 in Durham.

For their efforts in helping FSU to its seventh straight Western Division title, Akira Turner, Jessica Styers, Clarisse Bible and Jessica Collins were named to the All-CIAA team the conference announced on Wednesday.

Turner, Styers and Bible were ranked first, second and third respectively in the conference in pins per match while Collins was sixth.

A native of Detroit, Turner knocked down 6,957 total pins and 198.77 per match this season.

The Broncos had four players on the All-CIAA team, more than any other school.

FSU reached several milestones at the final Western Division tournament held at B&B Lanes in Fayetteville this past weekend.

Under the direction of head coach Bobby Henderson, FSU amassed 3,978 Baker match total pins.

The Broncos tallied 10,002 total pins for team matches and, with its Baker pins, had a total of 13,980 pins. It's the first time a CIAA team has averaged 1,000 or more for the weekend in team play (1000.2). FSU was the only team to finish undefeated (19-0) in Baker play this season.

FSU became the first team to average 900 or better in team score for an entire season.

Bowie State won the Eastern Division title thanks to a tie-breaker with Elizabeth City State and will enter the CIAA tournament as the East's No. 1 seed.

The Bulldogs finished the regular season with an identical 43-11 CIAA record with ECSU. BSU pulled ahead of the Vikings in a tie-breaker matching total pins versus conference teams.



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