March 24, 2017

Chesapeake, VA – Fayetteville State University senior Jasmin Aponte (Fayetteville, NC), freshman Savannah Starling (Fayetteville, NC), and freshman Brittany Worthy (Durham, NC) have been named to the 2017 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) All-Conference Bowling Team. The announcement was formally made during day one of the CIAA Bowling Championships on Friday, March 24th at the AMF Western Branch Lanes.

Aponte produced the second highest game in the CIAA this season. She bowled a Southern Division high of 279 during the North-South Divisional II (Jan. 27). Aponte averaged 178.45 on the year. She averaged 197.78 in nine games during the North-South Divisional II with 1,780 total pins. This is the second consecutive season Aponte has been named to the all-conference team.

Starling earns a spot on the All-CIAA in her debut collegiate year. She bowled in 33 games with an average of 178.45 and 5,796 total pins. Starling rolled the fourth highest game in the league and second highest game in the division with a 247 during the North-South Divisional I.

She received CIAA Rookie of the Bowler of the Month honors following the North-South Divisional II. Starling had the highest team average during the event, including five games of 200 or higher.

In addition to the All-CIAA selection, Worthy has been named Rookie Bowler of the Year due to her performance throughout the season. She ranks third overall in the conference with a total of 6,284 pins and a 190.42 average. She bowled a total of 33 games during the regular season. Worthy received CIAA Rookie Bowler of the Month honors on two occasions this year.



Aponte (279), Starling (247), and Worthy (244) bowled the top three highest games in the Southern Division.

Ja’Na Boyd of Elizabeth City State earned CIAA Bowler of the Year accolades. She led the conference with 5,789 total pins in 30 games for an average of 192.97 pins per match. 

2017 All-CIAA First Team

Ja'Na Boyd

Elizabeth City State

Rebecca Clements

Virginia State

Brittany Worthy

Fayetteville State

Ariel Haith

Virginia State

Sarah Morris

Johnson C. Smith

Jasmin Aponte

Fayetteville State

Diamond Carter

Bowie State

Savannah Starling

Fayetteville State

Sierra Davis

Bowie State

Charity Bickcom

Virginia State


The 2017 CIAA Bowling Championships will be held at the AMF Western Branch Lanes from March 24-26.

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