12.9.09 | Women's Bowling
Three-time All-American from Wichita State, coaches BU's bowling team
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The bowling team consists of eight players: Caitlin Campbell (pictured), Samantha Lehr, Amanda Sams, Chloe Mercer, Shelby Gitchel, Bethany Hastings, Lauren Yonkey and Whitney Preston.
“Since the beginning, the girls have came together as a team,” said head coach Kristal Wilson. “It’s been amazing watching them grow and better understand the sport of bowling. They have been working hard and it shows. We will continue to work hard and improve as a team.”
Bowling slated to begin this fall
Women's bowling will be a new addition to the women's sports program at Baker University this fall. The team will not compete in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Rather, the bowlers will be a part of the United States Bowling Congress. Baker can be expected to face a variety of competition from all collegiate levels.
Leading the 'Cats will be head coach Kristal Wilson (pictured). Wilson, a graduate of Wichita State University was a three-time All-American and placed third in the 2001 World Cup. In 2008, Wilson was a finalist in the Women's U.S. Open and in 2001 and 2002 participated for team USA.
Being an experienced player should help Wilson take on the duties as a first-year coach. "I bring a lot of experience from when I was a player for the program I went through. I should be able to use a lot of that to my advantage here at Baker," Wilson said.
The roster currently has eight players, all working toward the goal of improving in each tournament.
The team is slated to being competition on October 10 in Wichita, Kan.
10.21.09 | Women's Bowling
Baker competes in first bowling event at Mid States Classic
Women's bowling officially began its 2009 campaign this past weekend at the Mid States Classic in Wichita, Kan. Freshman Caitlin Campbell led the way, averaging a score of 169.70 through 10 games, with a total of 1697 pins placing her 15th in the field of 70 bowlers. Freshman Samantha Lehr also had a strong showing, averaging 159.80 and taking down 1,598 pins placing her 26th overall.
Baker as a team placed 11th out of 12 with 8,866 total pins. Wichita State Guerrero won the event with 12,685 total pins.