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WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita State Shocker Bowling welcomes all media and press to attend Media Day this Wednesday, April 10, at the Alley Indoor Entertainment. All attendees are welcome to meet and interview members of the 9-time women’s national championship team as they prepare to leave for nationals in Lincoln, Neb., on April 18-20.
The Shocker women are currently ranked No. 1 in the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association poll. They qualified for the Intercollegiate Team Championships for a record number 38th time after dominating the Sectional Qualifier in Las Vegas, Nev., last month.
This year’s women’s team consists of three players in the running for the International Bowling Media Association (IBMA) 2013 Collegiate Player of the Year award, these players include: two-time recipient of the award Jazreel Tan (Singapore), first-time nominee Tannya Roumimper (Bandung, Indonesia) and freshman Dasha Kovalova (Ukraine).
Eight men and eight women are nominated for the award every year. Shocker bowling has had nine Collegiate Players of the Year since the award began in 1987. In addition to this award, all of the All-American team members and Coach of the Year recipients, for the 2012-13 season, will be honored on Wednesday night, April 17, in Lincoln.
In addition to the team championships on April 18, the Intercollegiate Singles Championships will be held in the few days before.
Four Lady Shockers and two men qualified, last month in Las Vegas, for the chance to earn a national individual title. These players include: Senior Jazreel Tan (Singapore), junior Allie Ijams (Mission Viejo, Calif.), junior Tannya Roumimper (Bandung, Indonesia), freshman Dasha Kovalova (Ukraine), junior Devin Bidwell (Simi Valley, Calif.) and sophomore Francois Lavoie (Quebec City, Canada).
The Rhatigan Student Center has been the major financial and administrative supporter of the Wichita State University bowling program since 1959.