Jan. 14, 2013
RUSTON, La. - The Louisiana Tech women's bowling team recently wrapped up a weekend full of competition as the Lady Techsters battled a handful of the nation's top teams at the Mid-Winter Invitational, hosted by Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Ark., eventually finishing the tournament ranked 15th among the field.
Head coach Jerry Miles and his squad faced off against nine of the Top 20-ranked teams in the nation, including No. 6-ranked Nebraska, who eventually won the tournament, and finished the first day of competition ranked seventh in the field of 16. The Techsters eventually faltered Saturday in team competition, leaving them ranked 15th for the invitational.
"There is much to do and much to improve on but with hard work and commitment, the ladies will again rise to the occasion," Miles said. "Thanks to all the supporters that made the trip to cheer for the Lady Techsters."
Tech had two bowlers rank in the top 50 individual performances over the course of the weekend in Kay Rawls, who ranked 22nd with a total score of 952 and an average of 190.4, and Jessica McCusker, who ranked No. 42 with a score of 877 and an average of 175.4.
Elizabeth Eldredge continues to lead all Techsters in average pin fall per match with 192.9, followed closely by Rawls, who is averaging 185.2 per single match for LA Tech.
The Lady Techsters will return to action at the Prairie View Invite Feb. 1-3, which will be held at the International Research and Training Center (IRTC), a state of the art bowling facility primarily used to train bowlers, in Arlington, Texas.