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07.30.10 | W Bowling

New Coach

7.30.10 | Women's Bowling

Keslar named new bowling coach at Baker University
Cheryl Keslar
Keslar brings over 30 years of experience to Baker University.

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker University has tapped the professional ranks for its new head women's bowling coach. Theresa Yetmar, Associate Director of Athletics , has announced the appointment of Cheryl Keslar to lead the university's bowling program. "To have a renowned professional bowler join our program should give us some immediate local and national attention," said Yetmar. "Cheryl Keslar is an individual with great charisma, style and grace. Coach Wilson will be greatly missed, but we certainly understand the valuable time she is going to gain being with her family. I wish her the best in her future endeavors."

Coach Kristal Wilson announced she would step down as head coach to spend more time with her family and pursue other personal goals.

Keslar joined the Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) tour in 1980. She went on to win 25 regional titles in the Great Plains Bowling Association and 15 Kansas State Titles. In 1994 Keslar was inducted into the Kansas Bowling Hall of Fame

Keslar brings 30 years of tournament level experience to Baker in competitions at the local, regional and national levels. She hopes to continue to build the program. "Today is an exciting day, I look forward to my first year as the head coach at Baker University. I look forward to building on the foundation set by first-year coach Kristal Wilson," said Keslar.

"It has been a dream of mine to coach at the collegiate level, and I couldn't be more excited about the opportunity," Keslar said. "Baker has a growing bowling reputation, and the university is a good fit for me."

Keslar and her family currently reside in Tonganoxie, Kan.

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