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WICHITA, Kan. – The men and women of Shocker Bowling swept the 26th annual Collegiate Shoot-Out. This was the first of two tournaments in the Shockers’ trip to Las Vegas. The men topped a field of 44 teams while the women bested a field of 17 teams.
The Collegiate Shoot Out consisted of six team games on the first day followed by four sets of four-game Baker matches on the second day. The Baker game matches awarded bonus pins for defeating the other 3 teams.
After the first day, the men led the field by a mere 25 pins. However, on the second day, the men pulled away from the field and claimed their title with a 327 pin lead over second place. This is the fourth tournament win of the season for the men.
One member of the men’s team earned All-Tournament Team honors for his performance over the six team games. Senior Miguel Lopez (Peoria, Ariz.) averaged 209.7 for a third place finish. This is his first All-Tournament team honor of the season.
The Lady Shockers managed to hold their own from start to finish. After the first day, the women led their field by 283 pins. While they only claimed the title by 63 pins by tournament end, this is the third consecutive Collegiate Shoot-Out win for the women. This is also their fifth tournament victory of the season.
Two ladies made the All-Tournament Team. Junior Tannya Roumimper (Bandung, Indonesia) took home top honors with a 220 average over six games. This is Roumimper’s fifth All-Tournament Team and second MVP. Senior Jazreel Tan (Singapore) finished in third place, with a 201 average over six games. This is also Tan’s fifth All-Tournament team appearance.
This was the sixth tournament of the season for the Shockers. The Shockers are currently competing in the Las Vegas Invitational, the second tournament of their annual Las Vegas trip.
The Rhatigan Student Center has been the major financial and administrative supporter of the Wichita State University bowling program since 1959.