Broncos Collect a Record-Setting Number of Awards Prior to CIAA Bowling Championship

March 23, 2018

Charlotte, NC – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, with its Bowling Coaches Association, announced the 2018 CIAA Bowling regular season awards including Players and Coach of the Year, All-Conference honorees, and the Highest Team Grade Point Average Award. The Fayetteville State University women’s bowling team received the most hardware during the pre-championship awards ceremony.

For the first time in school history, Fayetteville State earned five spots on the 2018 All-CIAA Bowling Team.

Sophomore Savannah Starling (Fayetteville, N.C. – Cape Fear HS) earned the 2018 CIAA Player of the Year award. In 37 conference bowling matches, Starling finished with a total pin count of 6,738, earning the highest average amongst CIAA bowlers at 182.11 pins per match.

Savannah was the January Bowler of the Month for knocking down a total of 1,849 pins and marked a personal event-high 214 pins in her fourth and tenth game, for a final average of 184.90 pins.

In addition to Starling on the all-conference squad, Brittany Worthy (Durham, N.C. – Research Triangle HS) received All-CIAA honors after being named Bowler of the Month twice and averaging 180.89 pins over 37 games. Worthy was the top bowling individual at the March bowling event, knocking down a total of 1,650 pins. The sophomore played a total of nine games to mark a personal event-high 240 pins in her eighth game, for a final average of 183.33 pins. In February, she knocked down a total of 1,820 pins and an event-high 231 pins in her seventh game for a final average of 182.0 pins.


 

 

Devondra Bazemore (Fayetteville, N.C. – Seventy-First HS) is a member of the 2018 All-CIAA Team.  For the season, Bazemore sports a 171.02 pin average in 35 games. She was the top individual bowler for the of November event, knocking down a total of 1,392 pins. The senior played in seven games and marked a personal event-high 235 pins in her fifth game. Her final average was 198.86 pins.

Leslie Paige Brayboy (Maxton, N.C. – South Robeson HS) is the fourth Bronco to receive All-Conference honors. Brayboy has the sixth highest pin average of 169.33. Paige bowled in 36 games. Her best event was in November when she bowled an average of 184.50 pins.

Veronica Colon-Santiago is the fifth record-setting Bronco to make the All-CIAA Team. Veronica has a season average of 166.60 pins in 35 games. In the CIAA Event I, which was hosted in Fayetteville, N.C. at the B&B Lanes, Colon-Santiago turned in her best performance with 1,356 pins for a 193.71 average over seven (7) games.

To compliment all the individual awards, Head Coach Bobby Henderson received the Coach of the Year Award, after leading the Broncos to a perfect 32-0 divisional record, a 46-1 conference standing, and a 49-1 overall record. This season, Coach Henderson also earned his 1,000th career victory and claimed the institution’s 17th CIAA Divisional Title. FSU has dominated the division 17 of the 18 years of the conference sponsoring bowling as a sport.

The top 10 individuals with the highest bowling average receive the all-conference nod.

The 2018 CIAA Bowling Championship will begin today at 11:50 a.m. at the Lynnhaven Lanes in Virginia Beach, VA. The two-day event of Bracket Play will conclude with the crowning of the 2018 Champion on Saturday, March 24th at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Fayetteville State will enter the Championship Bracket with the No. 1 seed.

For more information on the CIAA Bowling Championship, visit www.theciaa.com

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