Eder Named to Junior Team USA 2018

Jan. 8, 2018

LAS VEGAS – Louisiana Tech freshman bowler Kaitlyn Eder continued to add to her impressive rookie resume, as she earned an automatic spot on Junior Team USA 2018, after her stellar performance at the 2018 United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Team USA Trials last week.

USBC Release

Eder was one of just four players to earn automatic spots on the national junior squad and finished her qualifying rounds with 142 points – 11th-best among the 125 amateurs competing throughout the weekend.

“Watching Kaitlyn perform this past week was a lot of fun,” head coach Matt Nantais commented. “All the hard work that she’s put in this season has paid off. I couldn’t be more proud of how she represented herself and the university this past week. The lanes were definitely not easy, but she was able to make the moves needed.”

After day one of competition, Eder found herself in 35th place among competing amateurs. However, the freshman buckled down and improved her standing in each of the following four rounds.

This season, Eder has been a consistent force for the Lady Techster bowling team. The Lithia, Florida, native has captured All-Tournament Team honors in three separate events this year, while leading Tech to a national ranking of 19, the highest in program history.

Fellow freshman teammate, Ashley Channell, also competed admirably at the Team USA Trials, finishing with 315 points (48th-best) through her qualifying rounds.

The Lady Techsters will be back in action this upcoming weekend at the Mid-Winter Invitational hosted by Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

To see this year's team in action, subscribe to the LA Tech Bowling Channel on YouTube and be sure to follow @LATechBowl on both Twitter and Facebook for updates and results.

About Junior Team USA 
To be eligible for the U.S. Amateur, a bowler must not hold or have held a professional membership (PBA or PWBA) in 2017. Also, anyone who has won a professional title (regional, national or senior) as a professional was not eligible to compete as an amateur. Bowlers age 20 or younger as of Jan. 1, 2018 were eligible for spots on Junior Team USA this week.




Happening Now

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

Learfield sponsor logo


Louisiana Tech Mission Statement header

Louisiana Tech University Athletics Mission is to embody excellence in everything we do.

Develop student-athletes to maximize their potential in mind, body and spirit.

Bring pride, admiration and loyalty to the University family, community and state.

Win with integrity.

Louisiana Tech University header

Tier 1 National University
#1 In Nation
Least average amount of student debt at graduation - Public National Universities
#1 In Louisiana
  • Highest average mid-career salaries for graduates
  • Providing graduates with highest % ROI on their college education
  • Low-cost colleges with highest starting salaries for graduates.
  • Ticketmaster logo

    : @LATechTickets
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F
    Phone: (318) 257-3631
    Fax: (318) 257-4437
    Email: techtickets@latech.edu
    Mailing Address: PO Box 3046, Ruston, LA 71272
    Shipping Address: 1650 West Alabama, Ruston, LA 71270
    Location: Thomas Assembly Center Concourse Level Room 205