2011-12 Bowling media guide
Staff Directory Central Missouri Athletics Directory
Area Code: 660 - Main campus switchboard number: 660-543-4111 General athletics number: 660-543-4250 Athletics Fax number: 660-543-8034
Athletics Administration Phone Numbers Athletics Director Senior Associate AD/Internal Operations Senior Associate AD/External Operations Promotions/Web Design Media Relations Director Athletics Office Secretary Faculty Athletics Representative Ticket Office Manager Head Trainer Athletic Facilities Coordinator
Jerry Hughes Kathy Anderson Shawn Jones Bob Jackson Mike Knipper Rhonda Crews Dr. Paul Engelmann Keondria McClish Ron DuBuque Scott Thomason
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Central Missouri Coaching Staff Baseball Head Coach Tom Myers email@example.com 543-4800 Assistant Coach Matt Murray firstname.lastname@example.org 543-8307 Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kim Anderson email@example.com 543-4251 Associate Head Coach Brad Loos firstname.lastname@example.org 543-4249 Assistant Coach Brian Lohrey email@example.com 543-4757 Women’s Basketball Head Coach Dave Slifer firstname.lastname@example.org 543-4253 Assistant Josh Keister email@example.com 543-4269 Cross Country Head Coach Kirk Pedersen firstname.lastname@example.org 543-8309 Football Head Coach Jim Svoboda email@example.com 543-4252 Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Matt Jeter firstname.lastname@example.org 543-4697 Offensive Coordinator/WR’s/Recruiting Josh Lamberson email@example.com 543-4216 Offensive Line Hank McClung firstname.lastname@example.org 543-4199 Defensive Line Chuck Clemens email@example.com 543-8021 Strength & Conditioning Sean Edinger firstname.lastname@example.org 543-4485 Linebackers/Special Teams George Ricumstrict email@example.com 543-4486
Men’s Golf Head Coach Tim Poe firstname.lastname@example.org 543-4182 Women’s Soccer Head Coach Lewis Theobald email@example.com 543-4187 Softball Head Coach Susan Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org 543-4139 Assistant Coach Jana Williams email@example.com 543-4679 Track & Field Co-Head Coach Kirk Pedersen firstname.lastname@example.org 543-8309 Co-Head Coach Kip Janvrin email@example.com 543-4254 Volleyball Head Coach Flip Piontek firstname.lastname@example.org 543-4905 Assistant Coach Chrissy Elder email@example.com 543-4572 Women’s Bowling Head Coach Ron Holmes firstname.lastname@example.org 543-8100 Assistant Coach Heather D’Errico email@example.com 543-8100 Wrestling Head Coach Justin Ensign firstname.lastname@example.org 543-8511
Table of Contents Program History
This is the University of Central Missouri About University of Central Missouri UCM Administration UCM Athletics—Administration and Staff UCM Athletics Success Welcome to Warrensburg, Missouri Media Information NCAA’s 88th Championship NCAA Athletics—Know the Rules Bowling at Central Missouri UCM Athletic Facilities Home of Jennies Bowling
All-Americans 44-45 Academic Awards 46 National Awards 47-49 Team USA Players 50 Student Athlete to Alumni 51 Hall of Fame Honorees 52 Post-Season Honors 53-59
2-3 4 5-8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16-17
2011-12 Squad Head Coach Assistant Coaches 2011-12 Roster 2011-12 Preview Photo Roster Meet the Jennies
18 19 20-21 22 23-24 25-41
2010-11 In Review Season Recaps Athletic Awards Academic Award
42 43 43
Team and Individual Records All-Time Awards All-Time Average Leaders All-Time Roster / Year-by Year Results Individual and All-Time Records Jennies In The Media
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Name of School……………………….…………………………………………………………………………University of Central Missouri City/Zip……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……….…..Warrensburg, Mo 64093 Founded………………..……………………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………………1871 Enrollment……………………………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………………...12,000 Nickname..……………………………………………………………………………………………………..……....………………………….Jennies School Colors………………………………………………………………………………………………………….....………….Cardinal & Black Affiliation……………………………………………..………………………………………………………………….....……….NCAA Division II Conference…………………………………………………………………………….Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association President……………………………………..……………………………………………………………………………………Dr. Chuck Ambrose
Credits The 2011-12 Bowling Media Guide is a publication of the University of Central Missouri Athletics Media Relations Office, Mike Knipper, Director. The guide was written and edited by UCM Women’s Bowling with assistance from the Athletics Media Relations staff. Cover design by UCM University Relations, Erin Livengood. Action photos courtesy of UCM Photo Services and Bryan Tebbenkemp, unless otherwise noted. Special thanks to Sara Cox for Guide design work and to the Central Missouri Office of University Relations for providing the information on the university and administration. For media credentials contact the UCM Athletics Media Relations Office at 660-543-4312.
Jennies on the Internet Media members and fans can access information about the Jennies around the clock, as information about Central Missouri Athletics, the MIAA, and NCAA Division II is available via the Internet. To access information, go to http://www.ucmo.edu/athletics. Central Missouri Athletic web pages are maintained by the UCM Athletic Department, Bob Jackson web manager.
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This is Central Missouri The University of Central Missouri has provided quality postsecondary education to the state and nation for nearly 140 years. UCM was founded in 1871 as a regional normal school for teacher preparation and has grown into a comprehensive university that offers more than 150 areas of study. More important than numbers, however, is the high quality of its regionally, nationally and internationally known programs. UCM is Missouri’s lead institution in professional applied sciences and technology. Just take a look at why Central Missouri is right for you.
The Right Size
Central Missouri is a state leader in discipline specific accreditations. The university’s quality programs, small class sizes, opportunities for hands-on experience right from the beginning, and personalized attention from a dedicated faculty are all UCM hallmarks. In addition, nearly 11,000 students from all over the state, nation and world help to make the university’s learning environment positive and friendly.
The Right Place
The University of Central Missouri is located in Warrensburg, a friendly community of 18,000 people near the intersection of U.S. Highway 50 and Missouri Route 13. Warrensburg is only 35 miles from suburban Kansas City, with its many cultural offerings, entertainment options and professional sports franchises. Other recreational opportunities include the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks 90 minutes to the southeast.
The Right Price
Central Missouri’s Office of Student Financial Services disburses nearly $90 million annually in federal, state, institutional, and private assistance. More than 75 percent of the students who enroll at UCM receive some form of financial assistance, making an already reasonably priced Central Missouri education even more affordable.
The Right Time
Because of Central Missouri’s outstanding reputation, hundreds of leading businesses, industries, schools and government agencies actively recruit its graduates each year. UCM currently has a 92 percent job placement rate of graduates within six months of graduation. Central Missouri is dedicated to training Missouri’s workforce and emphasizes programs that are critical to Missouri’s future. The university also works with business and industry to retrain and continually educate people who are already in the job market.
The Right “Stuff”
Central Missouri’s 1,500-acre campus includes the 300-acre Pertle Springs biological research area and recreational park with the 18-hole Keth Memorial Golf Course; Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport; Missouri Safety Center; 100,000-watt public broadcasting stations KMOS-TV and KTBG-FM; Prussing Research Farm; South Recreation Complex; and the main campus with its instructional buildings, 19 residence halls, Audrey J. Walton Stadium at Vernon Kennedy Field, Elliott Union, James R. Crane Stadium at Robert N. Tompkins Field, and UCM Multipurpose Building. As a well-known cultural center, UCM provides abundant opportunities to attend events and exhibitions of the fine and performing arts.
The Right Programs
Central Missouri is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. All of its teacher education programs are dually accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. All undergraduate and graduate business administration degree programs in Central Missouri’s Adrian and Margaret Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies have earned the prestigious accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International. In addition, programs that include art, athletic training, aviation, chemistry, drafting technology, education, industrial hygiene, manufacturing and construction, music, nursing, occupational safety, social work, and speech pathology and audiology are all nationally accredited.
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This is Central Missouri For more information about why the University of Central Missouri is the right fit, or for more detailed information about programs or admission to Central Missouri, call the Office of Admissions at
1-877-SAY-UCMO or visit Central Missouri’s website at
Undergraduate Programs College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Departments: • Art and Design • Communication and Sociology • English and Philosophy • Government, International Studies and Languages • History and Anthropology • Music • Theatre and Dance • Center for Religious Studies • Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
College of Education
• Business Teacher Education • Family and Consumer Sciences Education • Occupational Education • Technology Education • Special Education • Middle School-Junior High School Education • Elementary Education • Early Childhood Education • Child and Family Development
College of Health, Science, and Technology Departments: • Department of Biology & Earth Science • Deparment of Mathematics & Computer Science • Department of Psychological Science • School of Environmental, Physical & Applied Sciences • School of Heath and Human Performance • Department of Nursing • Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology
Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies School of Business Adminstration • Accountancy • Computer Information Systems • Economics • Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise • Finance • Hotel and Restaurant Management • Management • Marketing School of Professional Studies • Aviation, Professional Pilot • Aviation, Airport Management • Criminal Justice • Crisis and Disaster Management • Social Work • Speech Pathology • Military Science and Leadership
Graduate Programs Master of Arts Accountancy Communication English Environmental Studies History Music Teaching Teaching English as a Second Language Theatre Master of Business Administration Accounting, Information Systems, Finance and Marketing Master of Science Aviation Safety Biology Career & Technology Education Leadership College Student Personnel Administration Computer Science Counseling Criminal Justice Educational Technology Industrial Hygiene Industrial Management Technology Information Technology Library Science & Information Services Mathematics Nursing, Rural Family Occupational Safety Management Physical Education/Exercise & Sports Science Psychology Social Gerontology Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Master of Science in Education Secondary Education K-12 Education Elementary Education Literacy Education Elementary School Administration Secondary School Administration Special Education Education Specialist Programs Superintendency Human Services/Professional Counseling Human Services/Learning Resources Human Services/Technology & Occupational Education Elementary School Principalship Secondary School Principalship Cooperative Doctoral Programs Education Leadership - Ed.D. Technology Management - Ph.D.
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University Administration Dr. Charles Ambrose University President
Board of Governors
Charles M. Ambrose, Ed.D., became 15th president of the University of Central Missouri Aug. 1, 2010. A career educator who is a fervent advocate of servant leadership and engaged learning, he is committed to promoting academic quality, excellence in teaching, and the collegiate experience. Prior to accepting his UCM post, Ambrose served for 12 years as president of Pfeiffer University, an independent, comprehensive institution located in Misenheimer, N.C. When he was recruited as Pfeiffer’s president, Ambrose was only 36 years old, making him the youngest serving president of a college or university in North Carolina in 1998. When his tenure ended at Pfeiffer, he was the second-longest-serving president of the state’s 36 independent colleges and universities.
Board President Gravois Mills
Board Vice President Warrensburg
During his first year at UCM, President Ambrose helped guide the institution through the building of a new Strategic Governance Model in partnership with the Association for Governing Boards. He also provided leadership through an extensive administrative and academic review process designed to provide a stronger, more viable educational experience for students, while also cutting operational costs. Under his direction, the campus began the development of a new strategic positioning initiative to provide a more articulated understanding of what makes UCM unique, and help guide the institution in establishing its future priorities. The president continued to build strong relationships with the men and women who serve this country. This includes the establishment of the Whiteman Advantage Program, which brings together personnel from Whiteman Air Force Base and the university to work cooperatively in creating new educational opportunities for military members. The university also developed the Military Tuition Package, which provides savings on an education for military men and women currently serving their country, as well as their spouses and dependents, and veterans.
Board Secretary Warrensburg
Dr. Ambrose has sought to build student enrollment, and effort which paid off in fall 2011with 11,750 students taking classes, the largest enrollment in the university’s 140-year history. To help make education more accessible, the university also entered new articulation agreements with institutions such as Metropolitan Community College and Linn State Technical College. In addition to his presidency at Pfeiffer and UCM, Ambrose served as vice president for advancement at Carson-Newman College, assistant to the chancellor for university advancement at Western Carolina University, and executive assistant to the president at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C. He’s also a former faculty member, having taught graduate classes in higher education administration and legal issues. Ambrose has participated in many scholarly and professional activities throughout his career, and served for two years as chair of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Presidents Council.
Governor Kansas City
Governor Lake Tapawingo
President Ambrose attended Furman University, where he was a four-year letterman and captain of the soccer team. After graduating from Furman with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, he earned two advanced degrees in higher education administration, a master’s from the University of Louisville and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Georgia. Ambrose and his wife, Kris, are active in the community, and have supported through charitable bike rides causes that fight poverty, hunger and disease. The Ambroses have two children Charlie, a college sophomore; and Kathryn, a high school junior.
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Student Governor Blue Springs
Athletic Administration Jerry Hughes Athletics Director Under the leadership of Jerry Hughes, UCM’s athletics program has enjoyed unprecedented success, highlighted by the dual NCAA basketball championships in 1984 by the Mules and Jennies, the 1994 and 2003 NCAA baseball championships, and the 2003 women’s Intercollegiate Bowling Association national title. In 2005, Hughes was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Going into the 2011 fall semester, the Mules and Jennies had won 129 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association championships, five national championships, had 41 other top four NCAA finishes, and made more than 228 NCAA post-season appearances during Hughes’ tenure. The Central Missouri athletic program also won the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association All-Sports Trophy each year from 1998-99 (the year of the award’s inception) until the award was discontinued in 2002-03. UCM finished second in the NACDA Director’s Cup in 2010-11, the best finish in school and MIAA history after finishing third the previous two years. Hughes was named Central Region Athletics Director of the Year for the 1998-99, 2001-02 and 2010-11 seasons as selected by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). Making him the first three-time winner - at any NCAA level--in the history of the Athletics Director of the Year program. The 60-year-old Hughes has been Central Missouri’s athletics director since Jan. 25, 1983. Prior to that, Hughes had served as associate athletics director since July of 1981. In 1991-92, he served as the Mules’ interim head basketball coach and guided the team to a 15-13 record. Hughes has been a Division II member of the NCAA Executive Committee and chairman of the Division II Championships Committee. He also served a term as NCAA Vice President for Division II and has been a member of the NCAA Council, making him the only person to twice hold the highest-ranking office available to athletics administrators in NCAA Division II. Other NCAA committees on which he has served are the Membership Structure Committee, Administrative Committee, and Post-Season Football Subcommittee. He has chaired the NCAA Division II Management Council and Membership Growth Project Team and been a member of the NCAA Budget and Finance Committee and NCAA Administrative Review Panel, as well as the NACDA Sears Directors Cup Committee. He has spearheaded fund-raising efforts for major renovations of the Central Missouri football and baseball stadiums, as well as the development of UCM’s South Recreation Complex and Keth Memorial Golf Course Clubhouse. He is the founder of the Las Vegas High Desert Classic, a highly regarded NCAA Division II basketball tournament held each December for the past 17 years in Las Vegas, Nev. In addition to his service at Central Missouri, Hughes has served as
Central Missouri Athletic Director Jerry Hughes, left, here receiving his plaque from Jerald Andrews, chairman of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Board, was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in the spring of 2005.
University of Central Missouri Athletics Director Jerry Hughes and his wife, Vici.
Regional Director of the Show Me State Games, and on the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health. Hughes has been at Central Missouri since October 1979, when he took a position as business placement director. The following year he became director of student recruitment. In 1981, Hughes was chosen for the new position of associate athletics director. A native of Versailles, Mo., Hughes received his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1971 from Central Missouri, with a minor in safety education. He was a three-year letterman on the Mules’ golf team, receiving All-MIAA honors in 1971. He also obtained a master’s degree in secondary school administration, which he received in 1979 from Central Missouri. Following his graduation in 1971, Hughes spent a year of active duty in the Army National Guard. In 1972, he returned to his hometown and took a position as physical education instructor, head golf coach and assistant basketball coach at Morgan County R-2 High School. From 1977-79, he served as the school’s athletics director and assistant principal. He and his wife, Vici, have four children – Greg, Chad, Parker, and Ashley. They have seven grandchildren – Tanner, Rylie, and Dalton from Greg and his wife Catrina; Fallon, Kaiser, and Logan from Chad and his wife Jennafer; and Sofija from Ashley and her husband Matt Ruzich. Vici works for UCM as Director of the Midwest Center for Urban Education and Charter Schools.
Central Missouri’s Athletic Directors Joe Ferguson Guy Lowman A.A. Mason Frank Winters Forrest C. (Phog) Allen Bill Greim Theodore (Tad) C. Reid Carl Voltmer Tate Page Leroy Harper Glenn Gerdes Carmen Ness Dr. Hal Yinger Dr. Floyd Walker Dr. Roger Denker Al Molde
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Athletic Administration Kathy Anderson Senior Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations Phone: 660-543-4310 Email: email@example.com
It could be said Kathy Anderson’s athletic life has come full circle. She was an All-America student-athlete at the University of Central Missouri, she’s had her number 32 retired in Jennies basketball, and is a member of the UCM Athletic Hall of Fame. Now Anderson helps UCM student-athletes achieve their own goals, as she begins her seventh year at her alma mater. She was elevated to Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations and Senior Woman Administrator in 2011 after serving the past six years as Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations and Senior Woman Administrator. Anderson had served previously as Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Student Services at Northwest Missouri State University. Prior to assuming her role at Northwest, Anderson served a brief stint as admission and eligibility coordinator at the University of Washington. She added those duties in the summer of 2002 to her responsibilities as operations coordinator for men’s basketball for the Huskies. In addition, Anderson was assistant basketball coach in 2000 for the Seattle Storm and in 1998 for the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA. Her coaching career began in 1980, when she was hired as assistant women’s basketball coach at California State-Fullerton. She served there from 1980-85 before moving on to the University of Washington as assistant basketball coach from 1985-96, and as assistant director of basketball operations from 1996-98. Anderson received a bachelor’s degree from UCM in 1980, graduating cum laude in physical education and mathematics. While wearing the Cardinal & Black, she lettered four years in basketball, three years in softball, and once in track & field. In 1979-80 she was named second-team Academic All-American, and in 1980 she was honored as UCM Outstanding Senior Female Student-Athlete and Outstanding Senior in Physical Education. With the Jennies belonging to the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) and playing today what would be considered a Division I schedule, she helped lead the Jennies to an 82-31 record. She also was named to the Jennies Basketball All-Decade Team for 1970-80 and the Jennies Basketball Silver Anniversary Team for 1970-95. Perhaps her most outstanding accomplishment was being a member of the USA Women’s National Basketball program for the three years leading to the 1980 Olympics which the USA boycotted. In 1977, Anderson served as captain of the USA Women’s Junior Basketball team to Taiwan. In 1978 and 1979, she was a member of the USA Women’s Senior Basketball teams that traveled to China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Russia. In 1979, Anderson also was selected as an alternate to the Pan-American Games USA team. During the summer of 2010, Anderson was inducted into the inaugural MIAA Hall of Fame class for her outstanding accomplishments at UCM. Anderson has also served as past chair for the Division II softball committee and Chair of the Insitutional Representatives for the MIAA. She is currently a member of the NCAA Division II women’s basketball committee. Anderson earned a master’s degree in sports administration from Seattle Pacific University in 2000.
Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations Phone: 660-543-8091 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawn Jones was elevated to Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations in 2011 after serving the previous six years as Associate Athletic Director for External Operations. From 2003 to 2005, he served as the Assistant A.D. for Marketing and Broadcasting. He was originally hired by his alma mater in 2000 as Manager of Athletic Marketing/Broadcasting. Jones is responsible for overseeing the external and revenue generating functions of the department to include the Mule Train athletic annual fund, corporate sponsor program, athletic marketing and promotions, media and public relations, special events, ticket sales and broadcasting. He also now directs the university-wide licensing program for UCM. As the Voice of UCM Athletics, he serves as the lead play-by-play announcer for Central Missouri Athletics on radio, and as the host and coordinating producer
of UCM’s weekly one-hour television show, Central Missouri Sportspage. He also emcees special events and assists in football scheduling, in addition to other administrative duties. During his time at UCM, Jones has served on the committees that have brought six current head coaches and three full-time staff members to campus. Under his watch, Sportspage has grown from a weekly 30 minute television show on UCM athletics to a Shawn, Lauren, Hayden and Melissa Jones Bronze Telly Award winning one-hour program that airs on KMOS-TV Sedalia/Warrensburg. The Central Missouri Sports Radio Network has also expanded to include 1450 KOKO, KWKJ 98.5 FM, KTBG 90.9 FM and www. warrensburgradio.com ( http://www.warrensburgradio.com/ ). A member of the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Directors, Jones oversees UCM’s highly successful corporate sponsor program and has played a major role in the success of UCM’s biggest fund raising event, the Celebrating Central Missouri Athletic Auction. That event has raised over $1.2 million in net profits for UCM Athletics in its ten year history. His efforts in promotions have been recognized by the NCAA News and NACMA. Many UCM athletic promotions have been featured as Ideas that Work by the NCAA Division II Community Engagement Initiative. Jones is in his fourth year as a member of the NCAA Division II Football Committee and is the co-chair of Super Regional Four. He was twice elected to serve as National Chair, serving in that role from Sept. 1, 2009 to Sept. 1, 2011, the longest allowable tenure under NCAA regulations. This made the 36-year old one of the youngest chairs in NCAA Division II football history. He is the only member of the national committee that is not a Head Football Coach or Athletic Director. In January of 2009, Jones served as a featured panelist at the NCAA Convention in Washington, D.C., speaking on the topic of Building Relationships and Telling Stories: Engaging the Local Media. In January of 2010, in Atlanta, Georgia, Jones once again served as a panelist at the NCAA Convention, speaking on the topic of Fans: How to Find and Keep Them. Prior to his time at UCM, Jones worked for ESPN Regional in the University of Kansas Athletics Department. He served on the broadcast team for Jayhawk Baseball with the legendary Tom Hedrick and as the host of the Marian Washington Show on KLWN radio in Lawrence. As an Account Executive for ESPN Regional, he sold sponsorships for KU Athletics on the Jayhawk Radio and Television Networks. Jones also provided radio play-by-play for UMKC women’s basketball during the 1999 season. In 1998, Jones was Business Development Manager for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, where he created new revenue streams for the 20,000 member organization. While a student, the Moberly, Mo., native worked at KOKO Radio in Warrensburg as assistant sports director covering Warrensburg High School and UCM sports. He also worked as a student assistant in the sports information office. Jones holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UCM, earning his bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from UCM in 1997. He also earned his master’s degree in Physical Education/Exercise and Sport Science with specialization in Athletic and Sport Business Administration from UCM. He and his wife, Melissa, live in Warrensburg. Melissa, who holds an MBA from Central Missouri, is the Technology Development Manager in Information Services at UCM. They are the proud parents of a six-year old girl, Lauren, and a two-year old son, Hayden.
Media Relations Director Phone: 660-543-4312 Email: email@example.com
Mike Knipper is in his first year as Athletics Media Relations Director at the University of Central Missouri and his third year overall with the department. He was a graduate assistant in the UCM media relations department from 2007-09. Knipper is in charge of all publications (media guides, game day programs, camp/fundraising brochures, etc.), press releases, and public address
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Athletic Administration scripts, as well as the statistics and staffing of home athletic events. Interview and media requests also go through Knipper. Prior to rejoining UCM, he was the Assistant Sports Information Director at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., where he served as the media contact for the volleyball, women’s basketball and baseball programs. In his two plus years at Washburn, Knipper received six CoSIDA publication awards for his media guides, including three “Best in the Nation” awards. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in communication from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. As a collegiate wrestler, he was a part of four teams that placed in the top 20 at the NCAA National Tournament, including fourth and fifth place finishes during his sophomore and senior seasons, respectively. The Iowa City, Iowa native earned his master’s degree in Athletic Administration from UCM in the spring of 2009.
Promotions Coordinator/ Web Manager Phone: 660-543-8194 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Jackson has been employed at the University of Central Missouri since 1999, but has been involved with the University’s athletic department since September of 1981. Jackson currently serves as the Mules and Jennies Promotions Coordinator and Web Manager. He is also part of the broadcast team on the Central Missouri
Sports Radio Network. In addition, Jackson coordinates the advertising sales for UCM’s football and basketball game programs. He came to Warrensburg in 1981 to serve as sports director at KOKO Radio. There he was the play-by-play voice of Mules football, basketball, and baseball and for Jennies basketball, a position he filled until joining the staff at UCM in 1999. Prior to assuming his Cassie, Sherri, Bob, and Jamie Jackson role at KOKO, Jackson was sports director at KWOS Radio in Jefferson City from 1976-81, where he provided play-by-play for Lincoln University football and basketball. Jackson’s wife, Sherri, is employed with the Warrensburg School District. They have two daughters, Cassie and Jamie. Cassie is a senior at Central Missouri majoring in corporate communications with a minor in public relations while Jamie is a senior at Warrensburg High School.
Head Athletic Trainer Phone: 660-580-0035 Email: email@example.com
Ron DuBuque became Central Missouri’s Head Athletic Trainer in August of 2010. He has more than 30 years experience at the college and professional ranks, and has spent most of that time in the state of Missouri. DuBuque came to UCM after serving the previous three years as the Director of Sports Medicine at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, while also teaching at St. Louis University and doing rehabilitation consulting with the St. Louis Rams of the NFL since the summer of 2009. Prior to that, DuBuque spent a season as an athletic trainer for the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. From 1995-2006, he was an athletic trainer with the St. Louis Rams, and was present for both of their Super Bowl appearances in 2000 and 2002. DuBuque was also the Head Athletic Trainer for the St. Louis Blues of the NHL in the fall of 1994. He also spent 11 years from 1984-1994 at the University of Missouri as the trainer
and travel coordinator for the men’s basketball program, working with legendary head coach Norm Stewart. During his time there, he also worked with UCM Head Men’s Basketball Coach Kim Anderson during some of those seasons. He was a part of three Big Eight regular season titles, and four Big Eight tournament crowns, as well as several NCAA Tournament berths. During his time at Mizzou, he also served as a sports medicine consultant for the Columbia Orthopedic Group and as a member of the Community Advisory Committee at Columbia Regional Hospital. He is listed as one of the co-authors of the 1985 book, ‘Missouri Power Basketball’. Since 1985, he has been a National Athletic Trainer’s Association Certification Test Examiner as well. DuBuque was at the University of Colorado in 1983 and 1984 as a graduate assistant, and spent a season in 1982 with the Montreal Expos single A affiliate in Jamestown, New York. He also interned with the Rams in 1980 and 1981 during training camp. The Webster Groves, Missouri native attended the University of Missouri from 1978-82 and received his bachelor’s degree in education with an emphasis in physical education. He earned his master’s in education with an emphasis in human performance from Mizzou in 1987.
Assistant Athletic Trainer Phone: 660-580-0054 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In her fourth year in a full-time capacity with the University of Central Missouri athletic training staff is Jenn Huseman. She was hired in August of 2008, but this is not her first time spent at UCM. Huseman served as a graduate assistant for Central Missouri from 1997-99 and also had a brief teaching stint there in the fall of 2006. From 1999-2006, she served as the certified athletic trainer at Sedalia Smith-Cotton High School and worked at Bothwell Regional Health Center, providing out-patient rehabilitative services. Huseman has also spent time as a clinical instructor at both Central Methodist University and Missouri Valley. Most recently, she lived with her husband, Benjamin, in Korea for a year and a half while he was stationed there with the United States Air Force. While there she served as a housing assistance clerk at Osan Air Base. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1996 and her master’s in 1998 from Central Missouri. The Belton, Mo. native is certified ATC and LAT.
Assistant Athletic Trainer Phone: 660-441-0914 Email: email@example.com
Crystal Meeks came to the University of Central Missouri in January of 2008 from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana. She also worked for Jasper County Hospital and Renssalaer Central High School while there. Prior to her time there, Meeks was at the University of Arkansas where she earned her masters degree in kinesiology. She worked with the football, men’s basketball, track and field, and gymnastics programs while also helping at Bentonville High School. She has also been involved in several post-season events, including the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament and the SEC and NCAA Track and Field Championships. Meeks earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Ball State (Ind.) University in July of 2004. She also ran cross country and competed for the Cardinals track and field squad from 2000-04. After college, she also served as an EKG technician at Washington Regional hospital in Indiana. The Demotte, Ind. native is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer.
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Kim Anderson Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Susan Anderson Head Softball Coach
Jeri Braun Insurance Secretary
Erin Brown Mulekickers Coach
Chuck Clemens Assistant Football Coach
Rhonda Crews Athletics Secretary
John Culp Program Development and Retention Coor.
Sean Edinger Strength & Conditioning Coach
Chrissy Elder Assistant Volleyball Coach
Paul Engelmann Faculty Athletic Representative
Justin Ensign Head Wrestling Coach
Karen Hibdon Multipurpose Building Manager
John Hicklin Athletics Academic Coordinator
Ron Holmes Head Bowling Coach
Kip Janvrin Co-Head Track and Field Coach
Matt Jeter Assistant Football Coach
Josh Keister Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
Josh Lamberson Assistant Football Coach
Kelli Larimore Cheerleaders Coach
Brian Lohrey Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
Brad Loos Associate Men’s Basketball Coach
Tara Matney Multipurpose Building Secretary
Keondria McClish Ticketing Supervisor
Hank McClung Assistant Football Coach
Matt Murray Assistant Baseball Coach
Tom Myers Head Baseball Coach
Kirk Pedersen Head XC/Co-Head Track and Field
George Ricumstrict Assistant Football Coach
Michelle Schubert Development Officer Intercollegiate Athletics
Dave Slifer Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Virdia Stevens Athletics Accountant
Jim Svoboda Head Football Coach
Tim Poe Head Golf Coach
Scott Thomason Athletic Facility Coordinator
Jana Williams Assistant Softball Coach
Ryan Anderson Media Relations/ Marketing G.A.
Greg Gorham Media Relations/ Marketing G.A.
Ashley Hooks Marketing/ Promotions G.A.
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Flip Piontek Head Volleyball Coach
Lewis Theobald Head Soccer Coach
Lindsay Waters Marketing/ Promotions G.A.
UCM Athletic Success 183 MIAA Titles, 7 National Titles The University of Central Missouri has a long and rich history of excellence in athletics, both on the field of play and in the classroom. Outstanding teams, combined with some of the finest facilities in Division II athletics give UCM’s students, faculty and staff one more aspect of college life to enjoy with pride. Always a contender for conference titles, Central Missouri belongs to the 12-member Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association, which is recognized nationwide as one of the strongest conferences in all of NCAA Division II. Since 1983, the tenure of Athletic Director Jerry Hughes, UCM has won or shared 129 MIAA championships, more than any other league school. All-time, the Mules have taken home 129 titles, while the Jennies are at 54. Central Missouri has won five national championships since 1980 (men’s and women’s basketball in 1984--the first school in NCAA history to win both titles in the same season--baseball in 1994 and 2003, and women’s bowling in 2003), and seven overall. The Jennies volleyball team has been to the
NCAA Tournament every season for the past 28 years, and the Mules have won 15 MIAA Indoor Track & Field titles in the last 17 years, and 10 of the last 11 MIAA Outdoor Track & Field crowns. The Mules baseball squad has also made 18 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including 13 Division II World Series berths in that span. 10 UCM teams finished in the top 10 in the nation via ranking or place in 2010-11: Mules golf and volleyball finished third, men’s indoor track and field was fourth. Football finished ranked fifth, women’s indoor and outdoor finished sixth and Jennies bowling was seventh. Baseball ended the season ranked seventh, men’s outdoor track came in eighth and Jennies soccer was ninth. Individually, UCM had 46 different All-American seasons and performances. They also took home three individual national championships in track and field. Lindsay Lettow captured the pentathlon (indoor) and heptathlon (outdoor) titles, while Brent Vogel won the decathlon (outdoor). Eric Czerniewski won the Harlon Hill Award as the NCAA-II Football Player of the Year and Shawn Boss earned the NCAA Elite 88 Award for the top GPA at the Indoor Track Championships. Many schools brag of an overall grade point average between 2.5 and 2.9 for their 300 or so student-athletes. For the past 11 years, though, UCM’s more than 500 student-athletes have enjoyed an overall GPA of at least 3.00.
2010-11 Athletic Highlights • Overall GPA above 3.00 for the 11th consecutive year for our 500+ student-athletes •
Seven MIAA Championships – Jennies Volleyball – Jennies Soccer – Mules Cross Country – Mules Indoor Track and Field – Mules Outdoor Track and Field – Mules Golf – Mules Baseball
• Two MIAA Tournament Championships – Mules Baseball – Mules Golf • 13 NCAA Postseason appearances out of 16 sports • Finished 2nd overall in the NACDA Directors Cup standings (a competition for best overall athletic program in the nation); best finish ever by an MIAA school • Seven Coach of the Year awards. • Three Individual National Championships • 46 Individual All-American seasons and performances • Eric Czerniewski - Harlon Hill Award Winner • Hosted three NCAA Regionals and an NCAA Football playoff game
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Welcome to Warrensburg, Missouri Warrensburg, Missouri is a friendly community of 18,000 people near the intersection of U.S. Highway 50 and Missouri Route 13. It is located just 40 miles southeast of suburban Kansas City, with its many cultural offerings, entertainment options and professional sports franchises. The county seat of Johnson County, Warrensburg is just four hours from St. Louis and three hours from Branson, Mo., with easy access by highway, Amtrak, or Greyhound bus. Other recreational opportunities include the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks 90 minutes to the southeast. Warrensburg is a city that emerged from a frontier gathering place more than 150 years ago. In 1833, a blacksmith from Kentucky named Martin Warren chose a well-travelled spot along an Osage Indian Trail to build a cabin and set up his blacksmith shop. His shop served as an informal gathering place for local farmers. Three years after moving to Missouri, Mr. Warren’s shop was named the county seat of the newly created County of Johnson. The township was named Warren’s Burg in honor of the local blacksmith, and in 1855, the township was incorporated and became the City of Warrensburg. It is that same strong midwestern work ethic displayed by its founder, and the same friendly atmosphere shown by his neighbors that may be seen in Warrensburg today. In the late 1800s and early 1900s Warrensburg was considered the Missouri Mule Capital because of the Horse and Mule Barn operated by the Jones Brothers on Railroad Street. Mules from the area won prizes at the State Fair (located just 30 minutes east in Sedalia, Mo.) and at even larger expositions like the one in St. Louis in 1904. The mule barn carried the motto, “Through these portals pass the finest mules on earth.”
by George Graham Vest on September 23, 1870: “The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog.” Today the city’s Park Department has eight park areas with a total of 326 acres, and a Community Center which offers a wide variety of recreational activities. Two public golf courses are available in town -- one at the Hidden Pines Country Club, and another at Pertle Springs, operated Photo courtesy of United States Air Force by the University of Central Missouri. Other attractions in the area include Powell Gardens, a 1,250+ botanical garden just 12 miles west of Warrensburg on Missouri Highway 50 that contains hiking trails, picnic areas, and seasonal displays; Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster, Mo., home of the B-2 Bomber; Knob Noster State Park; and the Missouri State Fair, held each August in Sedalia, Mo. Of course, visitors to Warrensburg can also take in the exciting athletic events and various cultural experiences provided at the University of Central Missouri.
Warrensburg is home to many historic sites, including “Blind” Boone Park, the historic Johnson County Courthouse, the Missouri Pacific Train Depot, and many historical churches. It is also the site of the Old Drum Memorial Statue, in honor of Old Drum, the hound shot and killed by his owner’s neighbor in 1869. Old Drum was eulogized
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Media Information Mules & Jennies on the Internet
The Central Missouri Sports Radio Network Broadcast Team: Greg Hassler, Bob Jackson and Shawn Jones.
All requests for press, photo, or broadcast credentials and press box space for Central Missouri home games should be made at least two days in advance to the Athletic Media Relations Office, Mike Knipper, Media Relations Director: Phone - 660-543-4312; Fax - 660-543-8034; Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Approval for radio/television broadcasts of all Central Missouri home games must be received in advance from the Media Relations Office. The Athletics Office at Central Missouri provides one telephone line for use by visiting radio stations on a reciprocal basis. Stations wishing to use the line should contact the Media Relations Office at least one week in advance. Television stations seeking videotape highlights may wish to contact KMOS-TV.
Photo credentials allow access to both the sideline and press box/row areas, and must be displayed at all times. NCAA rules require photographers to remain in their designated areas. Any questions should be referred to the UCM Athletic Media Relations Office.
Working media members are provided with a program, pregame notes, and statistics, as well as complete final game statistics and play-by-play accounts.
A limited number of telephones and telephone lines for electronic transmission of stories are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will also be several network cable lines available for home basketball, baseball, and football games as well as wireless internet in those three venues. A fax machine is available on a limited basis.
Student-Athlete interviews during the week must be arranged through the Athletic Media Relations Office. Please make arrangements in advance. For telephone interviews, players will be instructed to return all calls collect or toll free. Home telephone and cell phone numbers, and email addresses will NOT be released. All postgame interviews are to be conducted outside of the locker room area following a customary 10-minute “cooling-off period.”
Media members and fans can access information about the Mules and Jennies around the clock, as information about Central Missouri Athletics, the MIAA, and NCAA Division II is available via the Internet. To access information, go to www.ucmo.edu/ athletics. UCM football, basketball, and select baseball game broadcasts may also be heard on the Internet by going to the link on the UCM Athletic Web Page or to warrensburgradio.com. Central Missouri Athletic web pages are maintained by the UCM Athletic Department, Bob Jackson web manager. Fans can also receive updates via their cell phone by signing up for textcaster on the UCM athletic website.
Primary Media Outlets Newspapers/Print
Warrensburg Daily Star Journal - Corey Edwards, Sports Editor 135 East Market Street, Warrensburg, MO 64093 Phone - 660-747-8123, Fax - 660-747-8741 The Muleskinner (student newspaper) - Student Editor Wood Room 312-14, UCM, Warrensburg, MO 64093 Phone - 660-543-4050, Fax - 660-543-8663 Kansas City Star - Chris Fickett, Colleges Editor; Blair Kerkhoff, Beat Writer; 1729 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108 Phone - 816-234-4141, Fax - 816-234-4360 Sedalia Democrat - Kyle Smith, Sports Editor; 700 South Massachusetts, Sedalia, MO 65301 Phone - 660-826-1000, Fax - 660-826-0400
KOKO 1450 AM/ KWKJ 98.5 The BAR - Greg Hassler, Sports Director, P.O. Box 398, Warrensburg, MO 64093 Phone - 660-747-9191, Fax 660-747-5611 KMZU 100.7 FM - Rod Tompkins, Sports Director, 102 North Mason Street, Carrollton, MO 64633 Phone - 660-542-0404, Fax - 660-542-0420 KXKX 105.7 FM - Doug Sokolowski, Sports Director, 2209 S. Limit, Sedalia, MO 65301 Phone - 660-885-7517, Fax 660-885-8318 KDKD 95.3 FM - David Lee, Sports Director P.O. Box 448, Clinton, MO 64735 Phone - 660-885-6141, Fax - 660-885-4801
KMOS-TV - University of Central Missouri, Wood Room 11 Phone - 660-543-4155, Fax - 660-543-8863 MetroSports - TBA, General Manager, 6550 Winchester Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64133 Phone - 816-358-5360, Fax - 816-358-5479
Athletic Media Relations Office
The UCM Athletic Media Relations Office is located upstairs in Room 203 of the Multipurpose Building. Telephone number is (660) 543-4312. Fax number is (660) 543-8034.
Follow the Mules and Jennies on KMOS-TV
Your Hosts Mike Knipper Media Relations Director
Greg Gorham Media Relations Graduate Assistant
During the season, media and fans can also keep up with the Mules on “Sportspage,” your weekly inside look at UCM Athletics on KMOS-TV, UCM’s Public Television Station. Host Shawn Jones will visit with Central Missouri coaches and student-athletes and review highlights of each week’s action.
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Ryan Anderson Media Relations Graduate Assistant
Women’s Bowling – NCAA’s 88th Championship Women’s Bowling is one of the most recent addition of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s 23 sponsored sports and became the organization’s 88th National Championship. Although this winter-season sport is relatively young by NCAA standards, its growth and bright future is reshaping the way bowling is viewed within and outside the world of college athletics . . .
From the Beginning . . . In September 1994, the National Collegiate Athletics Association recognized Bowling as an “emerging sport” for Women’s Athletics. The classification was made to assist the NCAA member institutions in providing greater participation opportunities for female student-athletes. As an emerging sport, Women’s Bowling needed to reach a minimum of 40 or more sponsoring institutions to become a NCAA Championship sport. Until Championship status was reached, the NCAA recognized the United States Bowling Congress – Collegiate Division as the governing body for the sport, and the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships as the National Championship of all women’s collegiate bowling programs. Between the years of 1994-2003, seven NCAA -sponsored programs earned spots as competing teams at the IBC, with two schools (including Central Missouri) winning National Championship titles. In late 2002, the NCAA announced that its membership schools sponsoring the sport had exceeded the 40 school minimum to apply for Championships status. In January 2003, the NCAA passed history-making legislation to elevate Women’s Bowling to Championship status. The inaugural NCAA Women’s Bowling National Championship was held in Houston, Texas on April 12-14, 2004. The first-ever finals were contested between Central Missouri State University and the University of Nebraska, with Nebraska winning the first NCAA title. CENTRAL REGION SCHOOLS Schools from the state of South Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee NORTHEAST REGION SCHOOLS Schools from the state of Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Virginia, Massachusetts, W. Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Delaware
. . . to the current Championships today. Since 2004, the NCAA has hosted its all-division National Women’s Championships during the second full week of April. The 8-team event is the culmination of a full season of conference, regional and national competitions. The Championship, similar to the regular season, incorporates two formats of NCAA play – 5-person Team Matches and Baker Match Play. Qualifying rounds of 5-person Team Pinfall Matches establish competition seeding, followed by Baker Match Play (4 of 7) for the Championship double - elimination bracket. The final two teams compete in the National Championship Finals, televised live on ESPNU and by tape delay on ESPN. Selection to compete in the NCAA National Women’s Bowling Championships is done on an at-large basis by the NCAA Women’s Bowling Committee. As with all other NCAA sports, specific criteria (ex. win/loss records, strength of schedule, quality of wins, etc.) are used for the selection process. Only matches and competitions played against other NCAA sponsored programs may be used for the National Championship selection process. All teams, no matter what its normal Division classification, compete together in this Division I event.
Playing the NCAA way . . . As with all of it’s other sports, the NCAA utilizes its own playing rules and administration guidelines. Although the USBC is recognized as a national governing body and resource, NCAA bylaws do not allow its competitions or the approximately 70 member schools to supersede NCAA rules that are based on outside organizations. Examples of differences between the two groups can be seen in student-athlete initial eligibility, continuing eligibility, recruiting, transfer rules, regular season structure (such as dates of play, formats of competitions, etc.), and other competition playing rules.
Recognition as a varsity sport . . . As a member of the NCAA-sport family, coaches and studentathletes are provided with outstanding resources and experiences previously not always accessible for the sport of bowling. From allaround athletic skill development to student-athlete services and public relations support, women’s bowling is now breaking out of previous stereotypical molds. NCAA Bowling provides amazing opportunities for student-athletes to function at the highest levels of the academic and athletic spectrum . . . opportunities which are primary goals for student-athletes in any sport.
Photos on this page taken Bob Badalucco
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Becoming a Studentâ€”Athlete at UCM
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Bowling at Central Missouri 2011-12 marks the 10-year anniversary of a special landmark for women’s bowling . . . the program’s elevation to varsity status. Throughout this period, Central Missouri has annually been recognized as one of the nation’s best among all National Collegiate Athletics Association schools. Due to post-season requirements, Central is limited in playing against women’s collegiate squads outside the NCAA system. However, UCM maintains membership with the sport’s governing body and uses select events against USBC teams to provide elite-caliber competition and experience during the year. Student-athletes come from all over the United States to compete on the squads, bringing with them a wealth of talent and knowledge to share on and off the lanes. The ladies learn immediately that academics must be the first priority and life as a UCM student-athlete must be build around balance and giving of yourself for your teammates, school and community. The women serve as tremendous ambassadors for UCM and learn a great deal about themselves and the United States during their travels.
Bryanna Caldwell, Sara Cox and Tina Peak on the road Photo taken by Kim Wirth
Central Missouri student-athletes compete at an NCAA Division I level in this National Collegiate championship sport. Although the program is relatively young compared to others on campus, several teams and individuals have already left lasting impressions. Amber Gazverde became the first bowling athlete to be become National Player of the Year and inductee in the UCM Athletics Hall of Fame. Bryanna Caldwell and Tina Peak have earned spots on the U.S. National Teams while at UCM. Bryanna Caldwell became the first female alumni of the varsity era to earn national event title in 2010.
Before varsity level play . . . The women’s bowling program began on Central’s campus in 1971 and functioned as a club-sport until 2001. Throughout it’s years as a member of the United States Bowling Congress collegiate program, UCM competed against over 100 other junior college, AIAW, NAIA, NCAA and club-sport teams in an effort to win the women’s Intercollegiate Bowling Championships and Individual national titles of their era. Central Missouri earned numerous tournament and conference titles in addition to qualifying for the national championships twelve times in the final twenty years of club-level play. Included as part of these years were a 2nd place finish at the 1998 Intercollegiate Championships, 4th place at the 1999 Championships and 5th place honors at both the 1990 and 2000 Championships. Two Central Missouri women also won collegiate Individual titles.
1990 women’s team at the national championships in Portland, OR Photo taken by USBC
Multiple teams and elite-level players helped lay the foundation for the standard of success maintained today, including women such as Terry Eddy, Michelle Day, Cheryl Gibson, Jana Ohlendorf and Lisa Stack. These are just a few representatives of the women who earned the top conference and national awards of their time, including Player of the Year and All-American honors.
Ms. Stack was Central’s first four-year All-American, first player to earn a spot on the U.S. National Team and first to win an international gold medal. Ms. Olhendorf and Amber Gazverde won collegiate individual titles. Michelle Day has the honor of the highest women’s professional finish, just missing out on two different Women’s Professional Bowler’s Tour regional titles with 2nd place honors.
Women’s bowling is not the only game . . . UCM continues to support a bowling program for men on campus as a club sport through the Office of Campus Activities. Their program was also established in the early 1970’s and is one of over 200 in the United States who annually compete to earn the USBC Collegiate men’s national title. Most men’s program in the U.S. function at this level. The men have competed at the highest levels of collegiate play and were the #1 ranked team in the nation for a portion of the 1998 season. Their teams have won numerous top-5 awards in the regular and postseason, highlighted by winning the 1996 ACUI Team Championships and 3rd (1998) and 5th (2001) place finishes at the Men’s Intercollegiate Championships. Accomplishments of alumni male players include a Professional Bowler’s Association title (’85), PBA Rookie of the Year honors (’85), a Team USA member and multiple collegiate All-Americans. Art Brown is the most recent Central male alumni who has come close winning a another PBA title, finishing 3rd at the U.S. Master’s Championships in 2006. Eight players are now or recently have been equipment staff members with Columbia 300, Ebonite, Brunswick, Storm and Hammer.
The 1998 Central Missouri teams at Intercollegiate Bowling Championships where they earned 2nd place (women) and 3rd place (men) honors.
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Photo taken by USBC
UCM Athletic Facilities The University of Central Missouri is not only proud of its excellent athletics programs, but it is equally proud of its many outstanding athletics facilities. Below is a brief description of UCM’s additional training and competition sites for varsity sports.
Audrey J. Walton Stadium at Vernon Kennedy Field Home of Mules’ Football and the Mules’ and Jennies’ outdoor Track and Field teams, Walton Stadium at Vernon field is currently the largest football facility in the MIAA with a seating capacity of approximately 10,000. The three-level tower in the center of the grandstand contains luxury box suites available for use by UCM donors. Reserved seating is available at mid-level and lower level areas, with general admission seating available on the west, north and east sides of the stadium. The press box is located on the top level of the tower.
James R. Crane Stadium at Robert N. Tompkins Field One of the top baseball facilities in NCAA Division II, Crane Stadium at Tompkins Field is the home of the Mules’ Baseball team. Field improvements in the late 1990s added a locker room and coaches' offices for the Mules, an umpires' dressing room, new dugouts, permanent seats, a concession stand, a press box and lights to the already existing playing field. A new indoor weight training and workout facility was added to the site in 2004-05.
The South Recreation Athletic Complex One of newest varsity field facilities at Central Missouri , the complex opened for use in the spring of 2001 and is located south of the main campus. It is the home for Jennies' Softball and Soccer programs and includes locker rooms and coaches’ offices. The facility also has three additional softball fields and three multi-use lighted fields for various events, including intramural contests.
Keth Memorial Golf Course (at Pertle Springs) Keth Memorial Course is the home for the Mules’ and Jennies Golf teams, as well as Mules’ and Jennies’ cross country. Central Missouri’s 18-hole course is complete with a fully-equipped pro shop and the newly built Audrey J. Walton Clubhouse. Recent course renovations have added a heated, indoor hitting station, new driving ranges, putting greens and a short game area. The facility will be the future home to the Golf Course Management program when it becomes available at UCM.
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Home of Jennies Bowling Bowling Training Facilities Multipurpose Building The “Multi” serves as the primary building for off-lane conditioning and classroom activities for the team. The facility offers a variety of services for all athletic teams, from a six-lane indoor track, six basketball / volleyball courts, a Olympic-size swimming pool, racquetball courts and three workout equipment rooms. The facility also houses all primary Athletic Department offices, including the office of Coaches Ron Holmes and Heather D’Errico. UCM’s Department of Athletics and the sports of Basketball (Men’s, Women’s), Volleyball, Cross Country, Track & Field and Wrestling all function from the Multi.
Barnes Weight Training Facility
The Multipurpose Building is located on the west side of th e UCM Campus
Photo by UCM Media Services
Now in it’s 35th year of operation, the Multi has an athletic seating capacity of 6,000, the largest in the conference. The facility is also equipped with locker rooms and storage areas for multiple teams, including Women’s Bowling. The latest renovations to the arena were made in 2009, with the installation of new bleachers. The first competition was played at the Multi on November 27, 1976 and currently the “Roaring Red” spirit group helps provide teams with a distinctive home court advantage when completing in the building. In addition to being the site for UCM athletic events, it also is an annual site for the University’s commencement activities, as well as NCAA post-season contests, high school basketball and volleyball tournament games. The MIAA Indoor Track & Field Champion-ships are held here every other year. Major concerts held on campus can provide seating for up to 11,000 patrons.
The Millie Barnes Athletic Weight Training Facility within the Multi is designed solely for use by UCM female student-athletes to prepare for competition. The space offers stationary bikes, treadmills, stair machines, circuit weight equipment, free weights, and other state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight training apparatus to build strength and endurance.
Van Dam Athletic Training Facility (in the Student Recreation & Wellness Center) The Ron Van Dam Athletic Training Facility is used by our female athletes for general physical health but also for injury care and rehabilitation. As part of the newest campus addition, the facility is located in the lower level of the new Student Recreation & Wellness Center and Morrow / Garrison building renovations of 2010. The facility provides oncampus physician care for athletes, advanced injury rehabilitation, injury modalities and a wide variety of physical assessment and training equipment for Athletic Training staff and students. The Van Dam facility is the primary location for the UCM Athletic Training degree program, which includes six satellite offices.
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Home of Jennies Bowling Bowling Training Facilities UCM Recreation Center in the Ed Elliott University Union
The Recreation Center is the official practice and competition facility for Jennies Bowling. Located at the south end of the Gilbert Activities Center within the Elliott Union, the 10-lane facility provides high-quality training and skill development opportunities for the student-athletes. Facility lane surface upgrades in 2008 included new synthetic lanes and approaches to offer more consistent play. Electronic scoring systems, ball returns and player seating area upgrades were completed in 2009 and 2011 to provide more modern amenities. The UCM Recreation Center also is the home for the Men’s Bowling club-sport team, in addition to intramural bowling events, local community leagues, and campus special events. University classes each semester for the Department of Kinesiology provide instruction for over 300 students each year and the Warrensburg Parks & Recreation youth programs attracts approximately 50-60 youth bowlers each fall and spring. The full-service pro shop is available for ball fitting, drilling and equipment finishing services. Photo by Sara Cox
Facility accommodations for student-athletes include a fullservice pro shop with HAUS Resurfacing equipment, practice and competition equipment storage, Ebonite Bowler’s Map computer-aided software and video evaluation systems for skill development. Open daily for general public use, the Gilbert Activities Center has something for everyone with it’s Bowling Center options, Chick-FilA resturant, Union General Store, Jazzman’s Coffee Shop, US Bank location, Student Digital Video Gaming Center and the Campus Activities Office. The Rec Center offers bowling leagues, dollar nights, office and birthday parties and Glo-Bowling nights for students, faculty and community.
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Ron Holmes ~ Head Coach
Photo by UCM Photo Services
Varsity Coaching Highlights (10 yrs) * NCAA W/L Record—867-290-2 (.748 winning percentage) * 10 Championship appearances * 5 Championship Finalist medals * 14 1st Team All-Americans * 3 Central Missouri All-Sports Female Athletes of the Year * NTCA DII Coach of the Year (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Career Accomplishments (21 yrs) * 21 National Championship appearances (16 women, 5 men) * 2 Championship titles * 4-time National Runner-Up * 8 Final Four Championship finishes * 44 Regular All-Americans * 17 Regional Awards * 9 National Players of the Year * 7 National Rookies of the Year * 81 Academic All-Americans * 7 Team USA system players
Coach Holmes and Tina Peak discuss strategy at the 2004 NCAA Bowling Championships in Houston, Texas Photo provided by USBC
Coach Holmes enters his 11th season as varsity head coach of Jennies Bowling, his 21st year coaching the bowling program at UCM. Holmes is looking for the squad to reach an elite level once again, a standard of excellence for which Central Missouri has become internationally recognized. The young squad returns most of it’s starting members from a 2010 team which finished 7th at the 2010 NCAA Bowling Championships last year. The six-time Coach of the Year has led his UCM squads to the post-season each of the last ten seasons, with five teams competing on the final day of the year for a National Championship. The 2003 Jennies team earned the program’s first national title at the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships, the NCAA’s recognized championship for varsity women’s bowling prior to 2004. Since the program’s “varsity” birth in the fall of 2001, Holmes’ teams have also earned eight top-5 Championships finishes, including three national runners-up (2004, 2005, 2009). UCM has won 28 tournament titles and its players have earned 28 regular AllAmerican awards during his tenure. In addition, players on these teams have been selected for 13 national honors, and 4 women have earned spots to represent the United States as members of the U.S. National Team (Jr. Team USA and Team USA). Promoting the NCAA’s motto of student-athletes, Holmes also stresses the importance of classroom work. His squads have maintained a team GPA of 3.34 during the last ten seasons and produced 66 Academic All-Americans. Holmes has also been instrumental in the growth of NCAA women’s bowling at the administrative level. Since 2003, he has functioned as a member of the NCAA Women’s National Bowling Committee, including serving the last five years as the Secretary/Rules Editor. From 2001-03, Holmes functioned as a Consultant for Varsity Bowling on behalf of College Bowling USA, including a short role as interim CoDirector. He also has served on several Coaches’ Association committees, most notably as the VicePresident for the NCBCA from 1999-2003. Holmes currently serves on the National Tenpin Coaches Association All-American and Coaches’ Poll panels. A current USBC Gold-Level Coach candidate, Holmes has been a USBC-certified Coach since 1991 and was recognized from 2006 to 2010 as one of Bowler’s Journal International’s Top 100 Coaches. Holmes’ first 11 seasons as head coach were spent at Central Missouri as a volunteer coach for the Women’s and Men’s club-sport bowling programs. During these seasons (1990-2001), both squads qualified for postseason competition every year and 11 teams (6 women, 5 Coach Holmes and student-athlete men) earned spots to the National Championships. CMSU’s Samantha Swanson plan the next teams also earned four Conference titles, two National move at the 2005 NCAA Bowling Championships. Championship Finals awards, five top-5 Championships Photo by Bob Badalucco finishes, and produced 30 All-Americans (11 Regular) and two Team USA system players. An Independence, Missouri native, Holmes’ personal bowling career has also been quite successful. He was a four-year All-Conference player (1987-1990) and 1990 Conference Player of the Year for the Central Missouri men’s program. Holmes was also a member of the 1987 team which played in the National Championships and was the first CMSU player to roll a perfect game in intercollegiate competition in 1986. His personal accomplishments include honor scores of 300 (3), 800 (2), and a high average of 224. Holmes earned his Bachelor’s (1990) and Master’s (1992) degrees in the areas of Physical Education, Exercise, and Sports Science at CMSU. In 1992, he accepted a teaching position as an Instructor of Health Education and taught full time until 2001 when he was named the school’s first Women’s Head Coach. Holmes continues to teach courses as a portion of his current position on behalf of the Department of Kinesiology. He is also a Coordinator of Athletic Special Events & Camps for the Department of Athletics. His wife, Amy, is an elementary school (Clockwise) Head Coach Ron Holmes with his wife, Amy, and sons Cameron and Evan. teacher. They have two children, sons Evan, Photo provided by the Holmes family 14 and Cameron, 11.
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Team Staff Heather
Photo by UCM Photo Services
Heather begins her first year with the Central coaching staff after an illustrious playing career at Robert Morris University (IL), in which she anchored her NAIA team to four straight national championship appearances, including 3rd Place finishes at the 2010 USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships and 2011 NAIA Women’s Invitational, and a 5th place finish at the 2011 Intercollegiate Championships. Heather has also earned multiple individual honors during her career, including an Honorable Mention selection as 2011 Bowling Writers’ Association of America Collegiate Women’s Bowler of the Year. Heather’s student-athlete resume includes twelve collegiate all -tournament team awards, two perfect games, an 814 series, and the following major achievements: NAIA 1st-Team All-American (2010-11, NCBCA 2nd-Team All-American (2010-11), Intercollegiate Bowling Championships All-Tournament Team (2011), Quarterfinalist, USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships (2010), NCBCA Academic All-American (2008-11), USBC / Dexter High School All-American (2007), Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow Award (nation’s top youth female) (2010), USBC Chris Stoehr Sportsmanship Award (2010), BWAA Chuck Pezzano Award (2009), PBA Billy Welu Scholarship Award (2008), 2010 Gold Medalist, Empire State Games (NY) in Singles and Trios. The Rochester, New York native graduated magna cum laude in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Professional Studies in Applied Health Sciences degree and certification as a Personal Trainer. Prior to her collegiate career, the two-time all-state athlete attended Greece Arcadia High School (NY), graduating with honors in 2007 and leading her high school team to the 2007 Class B Championship and a perfect 105-0 season record. Heather is the daughter of Mario and Jeanne D’Errico. Her older brother Marc, who currently resides in Lenexa, Kansas, is also a former Star of Tomorrow recipient and won a USBC Intercollegiate Team Championship in 2004 with the University of Kansas men’s squad. Heather will be working on her Master’s Degree in Health and Exercise Sciences as she also works in the newly remodeled Recreation Center. Heather also will continue to compete in other elite-level future opportunities and aspires to earn a position on the U. S. National Team (Team USA). Photos are credited as follows: (clockwise) UCM Photo Services, Bob Badalucco, UCM Photo Services, Heather D’Errico
Amber Goreham rejoins the team as a volunteer assistant coach after a four year hiatus. The former Amber Gazverde served as an assistant coach for three seasons as she completed her undergraduate degree from UCM and has been working at the University for six years. Amber currently serves as an Assistant Coordinator in the Office of Career Services. During Amber’s career as a student-athlete (2000-04), she was a member of the 2003 National Championship squad, was a two-time National Player of the Year (2002, 04) and a three-time All-American (2001, 02, 04). Amber is a UCM Athletics Hall of Fame member (2010).
Katie Eckelberger Team Photographer Katie joins the staff after two season as a student-athlete at UCM. Katie earned Academic AllAmerican honors both seasons and averaged 176.4 for 86 matches.
Team Win/Loss/Tie Records 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07
87-35 86-44 88-38 79-25 82-30-1
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2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02
78-22-1 89-21 86-28 96-25 98-22
~ Player Roster ~ Probable Starters
Schroeder / Lantto
27 10 4 12 2 21
Gabriella Mayfield Kelli Schroeder Larissa Lantto Kim Wallace Kara Richard Natalie Jimenez
216.0 * 189.3 180.0 189.5 195.6 206.4
Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr.
RH RH RH LH RH LH
Lake Isabella, California Blaine, Minnesota Eden Prairie, Minnesota Richmond, Texas Tecumseh, Michigan Rowland Heights, California
(Eden Academy) (Centennial High School) (Eden Prairie High School) (Lamar Consolidated High School) (Tecumseh High School) (J.A. Rowland High School)
7 9 11 17 20 5 6 22 24 28
Courtney Barker Samantha Kilian Alecia Lofton Amanda Mulcahy Morgan Kuckelman Amber Magee Courtney Schultz Stephanie McCulloch Shannon Dexter Megan Bentham
193.0 * 171.3 165.1 181.7 202.0 * 170.0 * 176.7 169.7 191.0 * 196.0 *
Fr(R). So. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr.
RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH
Lansing, Kansas Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Battlefield, Missouri Butte, Montana Wichita, Kansas Stillwell, Kansas Hacienda Heights, California Sullivan, Missouri Puyallup, Washington Keller, Texas
(Lansing High School) (Sun Prairie High School) (Springfield Kickapoo High School) (Butte High School) (Bishop Carroll Catholic High School) (Blue Valley High School) (Los Altos High School) (Sullivan High School) (Emerald Ridge High School) (Fossil Ridge High School)
* No collegiate average available—high school average listed
Head Coach: Ron Holmes
Assistant Coach: Heather D’Errico
Front Row (L to R): Bentham, Schultz, Schroeder, McCulloch, Dexter Middle Row (L to R): Assistant Coach D’Errico, Lantto, Lofton, Kilian, Barker, Wallace, Head Coach Holmes Back Row (L to R): Magee, Kuckelman, Richard, Jimenez, Mayfield, Mulcahy
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~ Numerical Roster ~ No. 2 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 17 20 21 22 24 27 28
Kara Richard Larissa Lantto Amber Magee Courtney Schultz Courtney Barker Samantha Kilian Kelli Schroeder Alecia Lofton Kim Wallace Amanda Mulcahy Morgan Kuckelman Natalie Jimenez Stephanie McCulloch Shannon Dexter Gabriella Mayfield Megan Bentham
So. Jr. Fr. So. Fr(R). So. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr.
Hometown 5’8” 5’1” 5”8” 5’5” 5’6” 5’7” 5’4” 5’7” 5’4” 5’6” 5’6” 5’7” 5’6” 5’4” 5’7” 5’2”
Tecumseh, Michigan (Tecumseh High School) Eden Prairie, Minnesota (Eden Prairie High School) Stillwell, Kansas (Blue Valley High School) Hacienda Heights, California (Los Altos High School) Lansing, Kansas (Lansing High School) Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (Sun Prairie High School) Blaine, Minnesota (Centennial High School) Battlefield, Missouri (Springfield Kickapoo High School) Richmond, Texas (Lamar Consolidated High School) Butte, Montana (Butte High School) Wichita, Kansas (Bishop Carroll Catholic High School) Rowland Heights, California (J.A. Rowland High School) Sullivan, Missouri (Sullivan High School) Puyallup, Washington (Emerald Ridge High School) Lake Isabella, California (Eden Academy) Keller, Texas (Fossil Ridge High School)
Ron Holmes, Head Coach; Heather D’Errico, Amber Goreham, Assistant Coaches; Katie Eckelberger, Photographer
Depth Chart (3-deep only) LEADOFF Mayfield Lantto Lofton
SCOUT Schroeder Bentham Kilian
BRIDGE Wallace Dexter Kuckelman
SET-UP Richard Mulcahy Schultz
ANCHOR Jimenez Richard Wallace
Pronunciation guide Jimenez—(hi-men-ez)
Personnel Situation Starters Returning (5) Kim Wallace Natalie Jimenez Larissa Lantto Kelli Schroeder Kara Richard
Senior Junior Junior Junior Sophomore
Starters Lost (1) LH LH RH RH RH
Letterwinners Lost (6)
Additional Letterwinners Returning (5)
Amanda Mulcahy Stephanie McCulloch Samantha Kilian Alecia Lofton Courtney Schultz
Junior Junior Sophomore Sophomore Sophomore
Right-Handed (14) Left-Handed (2) Senior Co-captain Kim Wallace earned All-American honors last season.
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2011-12 Preview Jennies Bowling Set For Success in 2011-12 The University of Central Missouri will strive to make another trip to the NCAA Women’s Bowling Championships this season and will need a successful 2011-2012 season to get there. Though the Jennies only had one senior last season, the talented group of underclassman found their stride quickly and once again took Central Missouri to the NCAA Bowling Championships, marking the eighth straight season the Jennies advanced to the event and 10th consecutive year to nationals. “We are really excited about this year. I believe we have a really good group of ladies that can compete with any team in the country. If we can consistently do things well can be in the mix for a national title opportunity. The team has a number of young, skilled players and a great deal of experience that has been missing the past two seasons,” head coach Ron Holmes said. The Jennies will once again have a very tough schedule in 2012. “We traditionally try to schedule a really tough set of events and a difficult group of teams every year. We believe the hard matches provide us with great tests during the season and allows the squad to become experienced enough for a post-season run,” Holmes said. Leading the Cardinal and Black this season will be lone senior Kim Wallace. “Kim is a great resource for us. She’s been in the National Championship all three years here and competed in the Finals.” Holmes added, “last year she earned AllAmerica honors, which will really provide some confidence.” Last season Wallace had a game average of 198.2, second highest on the team, and a strike percentage of 49 percent. Kim Wallace A strong group of juniors will provide the Jennies with added skills and depth. The junior class for 2012 is highlighted by Natalie Jimenez. Last season the Rowland Heights, California native was named National Player of the Year by the NTCA and she led the Jennies with a 206.5 average and strike percentage with 52 percent. “Natalie was the D-II Player of the Year last year and finished third place for National Player of the Year honors in alldivisions,” Holmes said. “We hope she can continue that level of performance and on-lane leadership into this season.” Two other juniors that will also make a significant impact on
year’s team are Kelli Schroeder and Larissa Lantto. Schroeder had a 193.4 game average last year while Lantto’s mark was 177.3. “The growth of our junior class(Kelli and Larissa) will be a key to our team’s success this year,” Holmes said. Sophomore Kara Richard, last season’s Division-II Rookie of the Year as a freshman, will look to contribute to the Jennies’ success as well in 2012. “Kara has worked very hard on her Kara Richard game in the off-season and she has some additional skills that can be added to this year’s squad,” Holmes said. The Jennies also have a very talented and diverse group of freshmen, led by Gabriella Mayfield, Shannon Dexter, and Megan Bentham. All three will see significant playing time, with Mayfield earning the starting nod. “I really like this year’s group of freshmen because they bring such a solid yet different set of skills, Holmes said. “Gabby (Mayfield) has the physical tools to play the game more dynamically than most female players can perform. She will just need some time to gain collegiatelevel experience but has a chance to contribute and help us right away.” The Jennies open up the 2011-2012 campaign October 15-16 at the Newman Mid-States Invitational in Wichita, KS. Gabriella Mayfield
2011-12 NTCA PRESEASON NATIONAL POLL Rank 1. 2. 3. 4 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
1st place Votes
Univ. of Maryland—Eastern Shore Vanderbilt University Fairleigh Dickinson University University of Central Missouri University of Nebraska—Lincoln Arkansas State University Sam Houston State University Kutztown University Sacred Heart University New Jersey City University Adelphi University Delaware State University Stephen F. Austin University Alabama A&M University Norfolk State University St. Francis College (NY) University of Wisconsin—Whitewater Valparaiso University St. Francis College (PA) Prairie View A&M University
11 5 1 3
Total Points 514 504 464 456 448 360 358 356 272 228 183 155 148 105 85 76 73 67 21 15
Receiving Votes: Bethune-Cookman, Bowie St., Fayetteville St., Hampton, Long Island University, Monmouth, Morgan State.
Juniors Natalie Jimenez, Larissa Lantto and Kelli Schroeder will be called upon this year for great support
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Meet the Jennies
Junior Natalie Jimenez became the first UCM bowler to be crowned the United States Youth Amateur Champion this past July and will be a member of Junior Team USA in 2012. 23 ~ 2011-12 UCM Jennies Bowling ~ 23
~ Photo Roster ~ Courtney Barker
Tonganoxie, Kansas (Lansing HS) Major—Business
2010-11 Academic All-American
2010-11 Texas H.S All-State Selection
Lake Puyallup, Washington (Emerald Ridge HS)
Collegiate Avg.—N/A H.S. Avg.—202 2009-11 Kansas HS All-State Selection
Larissa Lantto 5’1–Junior
Major—Child and Family Development
Collegiate Avg.—N/A H.S. Avg.—191
Collegiate Avg.—180.0 2009 Minneapolis Youth Player of Yr.
2009-10 Washington H.S. 4A Individual Champion
Eden Prairie, Minnesota (Eden Prairie HS)
Major—Pre Vet / Chemistry
Collegiate Avg.—N/A H.S Avg.—196
Morgan Kuckelman Wichita, Kansas (Bishop Carroll Catholic HS)
Keller, Texas (Fossil Ridge HS)
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (Sun Prairie HS)
2010 Kansas Pepsi Runner-Up
Major—Health Studies / Pre-Physical Therapy
Collegiate Avg.—N/A H.S. Avg.—193
Alecia Lofton 5’7—Sophomore
Rowland Heights, California (Rowland Heights HS)
Battlefield, Missouri (Springfield Kickapoo HS)
2-Time NTCA All-American (09, 10) 2010 1st Team All-American 2010 National Player of the Year
2009, 2010 Missouri All-Star Team
All photos by UCM Media Services
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~ Photo Roster ~ Amber Magee 5’8—Freshman
Stillwell, Kansas (Blue Valley HS) Major—Elementary / Early Childhood Education
Tecumseh, Michigan (Tecumseh HS) Major—Elementary Education
Collegiate Avg.—N/A H.S. Avg.—170
12th All-Events, 2011 USBC Youth Open
Gabriella Mayfield 5’7—Freshman
Lake Isabella, California (Eden Academy)
2010-11 NTCA All-American 2011 National Rookie of the Year
Kelli Schroeder 5’4–Junior
Major—Child and Family Development
Collegiate Avg.—N/A H.S Avg.—216
2010-11 Academic All-American
2011 Teen Master’s National Runner-Up
Stephanie McCulloch #22
Hacienda Heights, California (Los Altos HS)
Major—Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise
2008-09 Missouri Pepsi Youth Championships finalist
2010-11 Academic All-American
Richmond, Texas (Lamar Consolidated HS)
Major—Forensic Science Collegiate Avg.—181.7 2010-11 Academic All-American
Major—Marketing Collegiate Avg.—189.5 2010-11 NTCA All-American
All photos by UCM Media Services
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Meet the Jennies Kim Wallace Coach Holmes on Kim Wallace: ”Last year Kim was finally able to put together a year in which she was able to relax, stay within her game and was able to limit her mistakes. Kim’s physical game evolved a great deal last year, which allowed her to stay aggressive and more consistent with her shot making. This year I am looking for continued focus and aggressiveness from Kim, in addition to making adjustments quickly. If she can continue her progress, Kim will have a great senior season and provide the leadership the team will need this season.” As a Junior: Had a break-through season as a regular starter in 201011, finishing 2nd overall for the Jennies by averaging 198.21 while playing in 106 matches...Kim was recognized for her accomplishments by being chosen as an NTCA Honorable Mention All-American...finished four events among top-15 competitors, including her selection to the AllTournament teams at the Mid-States Classic in Kansas and the Jeannette Lee Invitational in Virginia. As a Sophomore: Spent the year starting for the Jennies or coming in as the first-substitute but was playing behind two All-Americans on the depth chart...played in all 13 events, averaging 180.54...earned two Top 25 finishes, including the Jeanette Lee Invitational and the Holiday Classic. As a Freshman: Led all Jennies in season average at 192.63 for 45 team games... also led the season in player strike percentage at 42.1 percent. Kim earned her first All-Tournament Team selection at the Fontbonne Griffin Invitational. In High School: Honors included 2008 Texas Youth Bowler of the Year, Runner-Up at the 2007 Texas High School Girls Bowling Championships and 2005 Texas State Girls Scratch Champion.
5’4” Senior Co-Captain Left-handed Lamar Consolidated High School Richmond, TX
High Game: 296 High Series: 755
Personal Information: Daughter of Keith and Dottie Wallace...majoring in marketing...hobbies include softball, listening to music, learning something new every day.
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Meet the Jennies Natalie Jimenez Coach Holmes on Natalie Jimenez: ”Natalie had a tremendous second season, establishing herself as one of the nation’s best in the country at all levels. I think Natalie would also be the first to admit there were times that she struggled and could have possibly performed better if she would have possibly been a little more aggressive with her adjustments. I have challenged Natalie this year to become more proactive and visionary with her adjustments so she can be smarter and quicker with them. I think she can be even better and more consistent if she figures out what pre-adjustments are going to work best for her.” As a Sophomore: Natalie picked up right where she left off as a freshman by earning NTCA all-division 1st Team All-American honors and was named the DII/III National Player of the Year. Natalie led the team with a 206.49 average during 117 matches, collecting five AllTournament Team selections and seven top 10 finishes. Natalie’s season average, strike percentage, and spare percentages earned her spots in the Jennies All-Time record books. As a Freshman: Named NTCA Division II Rookie of the Year and Honorable Mention All American...played in 123 matches over 13 events...averaged 191.43...earned two top 10 finishes, including Most Valuable Player honors at the Alabama A&M Holiday Classic where she averaged 230. In High School: Was #1 in the nation for youth females competing on USBC Sporting Bowling conditions. She was selected to the 2009 California All-Star Team and was the California Scratch All-Events Champion in 2006 & 2007.
5’6” Junior Left-handed J.A. Rowland High School Rowland Heights, CA
High Game: 300 High Series: 776
Personal Information: Daughter of Joe and Tommie Lynn Jimenez. Natalie’s finace’ Clint is also a student at UCM. Her hobbies include hanging out with friends, going to Disneyland, swimming and going to the beach, and being outside. Natalie is majoring in Sports Psychology.
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Meet the Jennies Kelli Schroeder Coach Holmes on Kelli Schroeder: ”Kelli really made some great strides last year in improving her physical game and learning more about what adjustments she can use to be successful. Kelli’s always had very good spare shooting skills and the ability to keep the ball close to her target, but now she has expanded her abilities and these changes have made a major difference in her performance. Kelli has not become a very solid, diverse player and I expect her skills to now grow more efficient as she gains more experience. I look for Kelli to have a very productive season as a player and co-captain.” As a Sophomore: Made major advances in her game and moved into a regular starting role by the end of the season. Kelli played in 100 matches in 2010-11 and finished the year fourth on the Jennies with a 193.44 average. She led the team with a 95.3% single pin spare conversion rate , which is good for 2nd on the All-Time Records list. Kelli earned All-Tournament Team honors at the Big Red Classic and had three top-25 finishes. As a Freshman: Kelli played a very active role as a part-time starter and key substitute throughout the season, averaging 186.11 over 13 events...earned one Top 25 finish at the Big Red Classic in Lincoln, NE. In High School: Kelli was an allconference selection from 2006-08 and finished 4th at the 2008 Minn. HS Championships … she was named to the Minneapolis All-City Team from 2006 to 2008, was AllEvents champion and MVP in 2008, and won the 2008 Minnesota Youth Average title with a 218 avg. … was also a multi-time champion of MN, IA junior tours and Pepsi events.
5’4” Junior Co-Captain Right-handed Centennial High School Blaine, MN
High Game: 300 High Series: 792
Personal Information: Kelli is majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences, Secondary Education ... is the daughter of Greg and Theresa Schroeder...hobbies include swimming, horseback riding, rollerblading, playing pool and spending time with friends.
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Meet the Jennies Larissa Lantto Coach Holmes on Larissa Lantto: ”Larissa comes into her junior year with many roles that she can fill but one clear goal: add adjustments to her ball roll that will allow her to play more of the NCAA collegiate conditions successfully and provide her with a chance to elevate her scores. Larissa will get lots of playing time, whether as a starter or first person off the bench and her level of experience will provide excellent support to some of our younger players. I really look forward to seeing how Larissa advances through this season and believe she will be a tremendous contributor this season.” As a Sophomore: Made solid advances with her physical game during her second season, playing in 87 matches as part-time starter and primary substitute throughout the year … Larissa played in every contest of the 2010-11 season, averaging 177.36, including a top-25 finish at the Newman Mid-States Invitational. As a Freshman: Served in numerous roles, including starter, substitute and Baker format spare specialist for the Jennies … of 13 contests Larissa played in, she averaged 182.26 ... Larissa also averaged just under 85% for single pin spare conversions this season. In High School: A two-time allconference selection, she was selected to the Minneapolis and St. Paul all-city teams in 2008 and 2009, and won the Minneapolis Female Youth Average title in 2008 with a 207 avg. ... also won an Iowa JBT event in 2007 and qualified for the 2009 Minn. Pepsi Championships … was a semi-finalist at U.S. Jr. National Championships in 2008 and 2011. Personal Information: Hobbies include going to Minnesota Twins baseball games, hanging out with friends, shopping, watching movies, and spending time with family … Larissa is majoring in Child and Family Development … her parents, Sam and Debbie, are both highly accomplished bowlers and her father is a former member of Team USA.
5’1” Junior Right-handed Eden Prairie High School Eden Prairie, MN
High Game: 298 High Series: 780
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Meet the Jennies Amanda Mulcahy Coach Holmes on Amanda Mulcahy: ”Amanda continued to progress with her skills last season to a level which allowed her to be a valuable contributor and spot-starter for the team. The only thing that limited her playing time last season was a super-demanding academic schedule and other athletes on the team with more experience in front of her. This season I believe Amanda can be a wonderful asset to the squad if she can continue to grow her physical game and release skills. Amanda’s collegiate experience can really assist the young players on the team if she can manage all her student and athletic responsibilities.”
As a Sophomore: Played the 2010-11 season in a part-time, limitedduty role but showed significant skill improvement as compared to freshman year ...Amanda competed in 35 matches and four tournaments, averaging 177.33 for the season ... earned one top-25 allevents finish at the Newman Mid-States Classic in Wichita, KS.
As a Freshman: Joined the Jennies as a relatively unknown walk-on
student-athlete with limited formal skill development and high level competition experience … competed in a reserve role, playing in a total of five events...averaged 185.29 during her 31 matches of competition...led the squad in single pin spare percentage at 89.6%.
Butte High School
In High School: Was the 2006-09 Montana High School Singles Champion and three-time Montana High School Team Champion. Was the 2006 and 2008 Montana Pepsi State Champion.
High Game: 278 High Series: 699
Personal Information: Amanda is majoring in Forensic Science...hobbies include dancing, drawing, listening to music, working jigsaw puzzles, and hanging out with friends...Amanda is the daughter of Jim and Nickie Mulcahy.
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Meet the Jennies Kara Richard Coach Holmes on Kara Richard: ”Kara had a wonderful start to her career at UCM by stepping into a starting role as a freshman and played at a very high level throughout the season. With all the success she had, Kara still has room to expand her physical skills. I am hopeful Kara is able to use her competitions from last year and establish a more consistent level of performance for all events. I think with a full year of collegiate experience Kara will be much more comfortable in this setting and she can also use her leadership qualities as a valuable asset for the team. I am excited to see how much more Kara improves this season.”
As a Freshman: Named NTCA Division II/III Rookie of the Year and Honorable Mention All American...played in 119 matches, averaging 195.67 for the season...Kara’s spare shooting percentages (single pin and total spares) are among the top-10 All-Time Jennies records for a single season...Kara earned three top 10 finishes, including Most Valuable Player honors at the UNL Big Red Classic where she averaged over 230...Kara was a full-time starter for the Jennies as a freshman.
5’8” Sophomore Right-handed
In High School: Kara was a Michigan first-team all-state selection in 2008 and 2009, and honorable mention 2007 … she led her high school squad to state titles in 2008 and 2009 … set five state records with two 300 games and two 800 series' at the high school state Championships … was the HS All-Events Champion in 2005 and Singles Champion in 2005 and 2008 … owns four MJMA youth bowler's tour titles and was the 2010 MVP … was national Pepsi Runner-up in 2009 … Kara was a semi-finalist at the U.S National Junior Championships in 2009 and 2011.
Tecumseh High School Tecumseh, MI
High Game: 300 High Series: 810
Personal Information: Daughter of Ken and Jody Richard...Kara is an elementary education major...her hobbies include hanging out with her twin sisters and shopping.
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Meet the Jennies Stephanie McCulloch Coach Holmes on Stephanie McCulloch: “Stephanie has used the last two seasons to develop her essential set of physical game skills. Through hard work and consistent effort, Stephanie has been able to learn more about the collegiate game and develop a more consistent approach and release. Although she has a very demanding and time-consuming academic workload, Stephanie continues to strive for improvement each week. It is my hope that Stephanie will continue to actively gain more experience on the lanes; however, I think her greatest contribution to the team may be her leadership skills and assistance with our academic support program. I hope Stephanie will continue to share those qualities with the team.”
As a Sophomore: Played in 11 matches last season, averaging 175.40 in a limited, parttime position on the squad … rolled her collegiate high game of 245 at the Greater Ozarks Invitational in Springfield, MO.
As a Freshman: Joined the squad as a walk-on, Stephanie played in a total of 24 matches and three tournaments … Stephanie averaged 167.54 in a parttime role.
Sullivan High School
In High School:
Stephanie was as a 2008-09 Missouri Pepsi Youth Championships Finalist … she was also a member of National Honor Society.
High Game: 279 High Series: 688
Personal Information: Hobbies include sports, reading, spelunking, hiking, fishing, running, and hanging out with friends … daughter of James and Lisa McCulloch. Stephanie is majoring in Biology and plans to become a physician … she is a member of the Alpha Phi sorority.
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Meet the Jennies Samantha Kilian Coach Holmes on Samantha Kilian: “Samantha or ‘Sam’ used her first year to become more oriented to the collegiate game and discovered quickly she would need to develop a greater ability to control her ball speed to become successful at this level. Sam continues to work hard to keep her shots in play and build on her skills to expand her game further. I believe Sam can make solid, consistent contributions to the squad this year if she can continue to work at harnessing her powerful swing and learning more effective ways to change her ball roll. I look forward to watching her game progress.”
Freshman Year :
Sam played in 33 matches during her first year with UCM, averaging 171.1 in five contests … she used her freshman year to establish a more consistent set of skills to be used at the collegiate level … was honored for her academic success by making the Dean’s List … recognized by the National Tenpin Coaches’ Association as an Academic All-American.
In High School: Was a two-time Wisconsin high school All-District tournament winner and earned individual All-District honors all four years of her high school career (2007-2010) … also earned numerous academic honors, including being a member of National Honor Society.
Sun Prairie High School Sun Prairie, WI
High Game: 278 High Series: 755
Personal Information: Hobbies include reading, volleyball and scrapbooking…daughter of Thomas and Lynn Kilian...undecided major … Sam is a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
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Meet the Jennies Alecia Lofton Coach Holmes on Alecia Lofton: “Alecia used her first year to become familiar with college life, our team’s system and to build her own physical game skills. Alecia is somewhat quiet person but has established herself as a very hard worker on and off the lanes. I look for Alecia to continue to expand her overall skill level and develop more release options that compliment the NCAA collegiate game. It is my hope that Alecia will be able take a few more steps forward, which will lead to more travel and competition time.”
Freshman Year : Alecia played in 25 matches last year for the Jennies, averaging 165.1 in three contests … finished tied for 4th on the team in single-pin spare percentage with a 87.7% conversion rate … she used most of the season to become familiar with collegiate level play and work on establishing herself as a better spare shooter and improve her release.
5’7” Sophomore Right-handed
In High School: Alecia was one of the first graduates of Missouri’s high school bowling program … was a member of the first Missouri BPAA High School Championship team (2010) … was selected as a member of the Missouri All-Star Team in 2009 and 2010 and a member of the SW Missouri Dream Team… was the 2010 Springfield, MO Youth Bowler of the Year … was the 2010 Show Me Bowling Regional Champion.
Springfield Kickapoo High School Springfield, MO
High Game: 251 High Series: 681
Personal Information: Daughter of Pam Lofton … Alecia is an elementary education major … her hobbies include reading, listening to music, scrapbooking, shopping, hanging out with friends.
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Meet the Jennies Courtney Schultz Coach Holmes on Courtney Schultz: “Courtney used her first year to establish a baseline set of physical game skills last season and her consistency really took off from that point. She worked tremendously hard to improve her ball roll and hand positions to create better options to the pocket. Courtney also worked hard to improve her spare game throughout the year to a point where she now can be a more consistent contributor for the squad. This year should allow Courtney to make additional strides with her physical game and she will be called upon to fill a couple of specialty roles from the right side of the lane. It is my hope that Courtney continues to improve at her ball speed development and spare shooting abilities this year so she can become a more valuable asset for the team.”
Freshman Year : Courtney played in 25 matches last year for UCM, averaging 176.7 in three contests … she finished with a single-pin spare conversion rate of 87.7%, good for 4th on the team in 2010-11 … Courtney used the season to work on expanding options of her bowling ball roll and improving her approach speed adjustments … was honored for her academic success by earning the McCord Service Scholarship and the UCM Dean’s List … was recognized by the National Tenpin Coaches’ Association as an Academic All-American.
In High School:
Right-handed Los Altos High School Hacienda Heights, CA
Was a 2010 California Junior Bowlers’ Tour titlist … qualified for the 2009 Teen Master’s Finals … 2009 California Pepsi District 8 Champion … was a National Honor Society member.
High Game: 268 High Series: 687
Personal Information: Courtney is majoring in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise … she is the daughter of Eileen Schultz … her hobbies include baking, reading and swimming … she is a member of the Alpha Phi sorority.
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Meet the Jennies Gabriella Mayfield Coach Holmes on Gabriella Mayfield:
5’7” Freshman Right-handed Eden Academy Lake Isabella, CA
High Game: 300 High Series: 780
“Gabby arrives at Central Missouri after an outstanding senior season and summer youth campaign which demonstrated a wealth of ability against elite-level competition. Gabby will have an opportunity to step into the line-up immediately and provide a high-quality addition to the young roster. She has the ability to create very heavy ball roll and should match up with collegiate conditions quite well. It is my hope that Gabby has the opportunity to discover more about her own game and expand her physical adjustments this season; however, her biggest challenge will be learning to manage the stressors of NCAA play and multiple activities associated with higher education. If Gabby can become comfortable with collegiate bowling and college life, she should have a very productive season and career at UCM.”
In High School: Gabby was the national runner-up at the 2011 Teen Masters Championships and the high qualifier of the 2011 Northpointe Youth Championships … is a three-time BVL California Youth Champion and has earned three California Jr. Scratch Tour titles ... has also been a four-time Singles and All-Events Champion of the Bakersfield, CA Greater Empire Tournament and she was Runner-up at the 2011 California Pepsi Championships … was a semifinalist at the 2011 U.S. Jr. National Championships (USBC Jr. Gold), and recently competed in the 2011 Team USA Trials … she finished 12th at the 2010 Teen Masters Championships.
Personal Information: Daughter of Daniel and Christina Mayfield...majoring in business management…hobbies include playing the piano, going to the lake and hanging out with friends.
“I chose UCM because of how nice the people were, my friendship with a current player, and of course the bowling program.”
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Meet the Jennies Shannon Dexter Coach Holmes on Shannon Dexter:
5’4” Freshman Right-handed Emerald Ridge High School Puyallup, WA
High Game: 276 High Series: 746
“Shannon comes to Central after a very productive youth and high school career in the upper northwest United States. Due to her geographic location, Shannon has not had access to some of the higher level national youth events but she done a wonderful job in the competitions she has played in. Shannon’s physical game is very simple to manage and she should be able to pick up the collegiate game very quickly. Shannon’s ball roll will be useful for us when we need a straighter player and she will be counted on early to fill multiple roles as a substitute until she learns our system. I believe her bowling skills will expand very nicely as she becomes more familiar with NCAA competition. Shannon will fill several roles throughout her career and I hope she uses this season to get comfortable with college life.”
In High School: Shannon led her high school team to the Washington 4A High School Team Championships in 2009 and 2010 … she was the 2009 and 2010 Washington 4A high school Individual Champion … Shannon earned numerous titles from the South Puget Sound USBC, including three King of the Hill Scratch Championships (2008-10), was the All -Star Extravaganza All-Events Champion (2010) and received two All -Star Team selections (2009, 2010) … she is also a three-time participant (2008-10) in the U.S. Jr. National Championships … Shannon earned the Vista Leadership Award and was a member of the National Honor Society … Shannon was also heavily involved in Chamber and Concert Choir.
Personal Information: Daughter of Larry and Cindy Dexter...majoring in Pre-Veterinary / Biochemistry…hobbies include playing music (guitar, bass), singing, dancing, and playing other sports like soccer.
“I chose Central Missouri because it fit what I needed. It had the program I wanted to study and a good bowling team. I got along with not only the coach but the girls on the team as well. It was an all - around good fit for me.” 37 ~ 2011-12 UCM Jennies Bowling ~ 37
Meet the Jennies Megan Bentham Coach Holmes on Megan Bentham:
5’2” Freshman Right-handed Fossill Ridge High School Keller, TX
High Game: 300 High Series: 716
“Megan comes to Central Missouri after a great high school and youth career in Texas. Megan’s senior year of high school play was limited by a hand injury but she shows no reoccurring effects as she has moved to this level of competition and is back to full activities. When you watch Megan play, it is very easy to see that her physical game and type of ball roll can be of tremendous benefit at the collegiate level if she can maintain her consistency and speed control. Those two areas of improvement are what we are looking to help Megan gain this year while she also learns about NCAA bowling. Megan is a very energetic, hard working individual and I believe her bowling skills will expand very nicely as she becomes more familiar with the physical game adjustments she can create. Megan will function in several roles for us during her freshman year and I believe she will be a very solid player for us at UCM.”
In High School: Megan was a four-year varsity player and starter for her high school bowling program … led Coach Rydberg’s girls squad each of the last four seasons, earning an invitation to the Texas State High School Bowling Championships from 2008 through 2010 as an individual finalist … also helped lead the Fossill Ridge High School boys’ team to the Texas State Championships Runner-Up finish at the 2009 … Megan competed in the 2010 USBC Junior Gold Championships … her youth coach is former CMSU player and U.S Amateur Champion Paul Fleming.
Personal Information: Daughter of Rebecca and Brant Rydberg and Scott Bentham … Megan will major in Criminal Justice at UCM … hobbies include hanging out with friends and family.
“I chose Central Missouri because of the Criminal Justice Department and the Women’s Bowling program.”
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Meet the Jennies Morgan Kuckelman Coach Holmes on Morgan Kuckelman: “Morgan’s arrival at UCM comes after a highly successful high school career in Kansas. Morgan’s athletic background will be a tremendous asset with her transition to the college level and I believe she will fit into our system very well. The keys for her during this season will be to build a more consistent release, learn better ball speed control and improve her ball roll. Morgan is a very hard worker and I believe her bowling skills will expand very nicely as she becomes more familiar with her own physical game options. It is my hope that Morgan will be able to use 2011-12 to become comfortable with all the elements of studentathlete life and build her bowling skills to a more consistent level.”
5’6” Freshman Right-handed Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Wichita, KS
High Game: 289 High Series: 750
In High School: A three-sport athlete, she was a key member of Coach Jim Nance’s squad and helped lead her team to outstanding finishes in each of the last three Kansas High School Bowling Championships … Morgan’s team won the 2009 Girls’ 5A Championship, finished with runner-up honors in 2010, and earned a 3rd place finish in 2011 … Morgan’s team also won three straight Kansas State High School regional bowling titles during her career … individually, Morgan earned 1st Team All-State honors from 2009-2011 and she finished among the top twenty individual athletes at the KSHSAA Bowling Championships three times, including a 3rd place honors in 2009 and 5th place in 2010 ... Morgan also works individually with former professional and collegiate star Rick Steelsmith … was a member of National Honor Society.
Personal Information: Daughter of Mike and Phyllis Kuckelman … Morgan is a Psychology major…hobbies include reading books, watching TV, playing ultimate Frisbee and hanging out with friends.
“Central Missouri has a great psychology department and I loved the atmosphere of the campus.”
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Meet the Jennies Courtney Barker Coach Holmes on Courtney Barker:
5’6” Freshman (Redshirt)
Right-handed Lansing High School Tonganoxie, KS
279 High Series:
“Courtney came to Central Missouri last season and used 2010-11 to become oriented to life as a collegiate student-athlete and to establish a greater understanding of her physical skills. Courtney showed steady improvement throughout last year and appears ready to take a couple more steps forward with her skills. I believe she has a much better handle on what parts of her game need improvement, especially when it comes to speed control and playing on collegiate lane conditions. The key this year for Courtney will be to maintain her academic standards while participating in the full set of student-athlete activities that go along with life as an NCAA student-athlete. I believe Courtney is well on her way to managing these areas efficiently and I look forward to watching her progression during the season.”
First Season: Courtney red-shirted last season to establish her academic foundation at Central Missouri and work on her physical game.
In High School: Courtney finished her high school career in Kansas after growing up in Tennessee … during senior season, she finished in 2nd place at the Kansas Pepsi Championships … earned a spot to the Tennessee High School State Championships as an individual qualifier four straight years (2007-2010) ... placed among the top 15 student-athletes in the Tennessee Singles Championships from 2008-2010 … has earned a spot at the U.S Junior National Championships (Jr. Gold) each of the last three years.
Personal Information: Daughter of James and Tammy Barker...undecided major...hobbies include hanging out with friends and playing games.
“I chose Central Missouri because of the bowling team and it is a really good academic school.”
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Meet the Jennies Amber Magee Coach Holmes on Amber Magee:
5’8” Freshman Right-handed Blue Valley High School Stillwell, KS
High Game: 251 High Series: 681
“Amber comes to Central after successful youth bowling career in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Although Amber did not get to compete in high school bowling, she has earned valuable experience while bowling in youth tournaments in the mid-west United States. Amber has also been able to play in various national level events and had a decent amount of success in those contests as well. Amber’s wonderful enthusiasm and desire to improve her skills will help her tremendously and I wouldn't mind if her energy rubbed off onto the other members of the team. It is my hope that Amber will be able to use her first year to become comfortable with all the elements of our program. I believe Amber’s skills will grow nicely as she becomes more familiar college bowling and her own physical game options.”
In High School: Amber’s school did not sponsor high school bowling; however she did perform as a member of the Tigers’ Dance Squad during her years at Blue Valley (2008-2011) … she finished 12th in All-Events at the 2011 USBC Youth Open Championship and 24th in the Singles Event at the 2010 USBC Youth Open … earned eight top-5 honors in the KC Open youth tournaments, including a runner-up finish at the Olathe East Open in 2010 … awarded National Honor Society honors in 2010-11 and National French Honor Society accolades for two years … received an Academic Letter in 2009, Academic Bar awards in 2009-11 and the school’s Student of Service Award in 2010-11.
Personal Information: Daughter of Chuck and Debbie Magee … Amber will be majoring in elementary / early childhood education … her hobbies include reading, listening to country music, hanging out with friends and twitter.
“I chose UCM because the education program is amazing, the campus is beautiful and it is close to home.”
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2010-2011 Season Recap Oct. 16-17
Newman University Mid-States Classic— Wichita, KS
The Jennies opened the season as the #4 ranked NCAA team in the NTCA all-division NCAA poll. Their first event of the 2010-11 campaign was a successful one as the squad went 14-0 in the 18 -team field and finished in 2nd place to Wichita State University, the #1 ranked USBC division women’s team. Three women earned spots in the top 10 averages, sophomore Natalie Jimenez (203.6) and senior Kim Wallace (196.3) earning All-Tournament Team honors. Freshman Kara Richard also finished 10th for the event.
Arkansas State Mid-Winter Classic— Cabot, AR
The #5 ranked Jennies opened the 2010 NCAA portion of their season with an 2nd place finish at the 16-team Arkansas State Mid-Winter Classic. UCM finished the event with a 10-3 record and several highquality wins. The Jennies finished qualifying as the #2 seed, defeating UMES to make the Championships match but inconsistent play in the finals allowed Vanderbilt to win the title. Natalie Jimenez picked up the spring where she left off by leading the squad with a 208.2 average, followed by Kim Wallace who averaged 204.0 for the event.
Jan. 20-22 Univ. of Nebraska Big Red Invitational— Lincoln, NE The #5 Jennies traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska as the defending tournament champion and would be playing against a very elite 10-team field, including seven of the top 15 teams in the country. The ladies used the experience of their previous event and maintained their consistent play to win the Championship title again with a record of 8-2, finishing ahead of Vanderbilt University. The Jennies were paced by Kara Richard, who won Most Valuable Player honors with a tremendous average of 233.0 for the tournament. Sophomore Kelli Schroeder also earned post-event individual honors, finishing 4th in All-Events with a 213.7 average.
Oct. 29-31 UCM Greater Ozark NCAA Invitational— Springfield, MO The 10-team competition field of the Greater Ozark included nine ranked teams, including three of the top ten teams in the country. For the first time, all three days of the event were played at the same facility in Springfield. The Sophomore Natalie Jimenez led #4 Jennies played very well during the the Jennies with three Allpreliminary rounds against the tough field and Tournament finishes during the fall semester. headed to the finals bracket in 2nd place. Unfortunately the Jennies lost a very tight semi-final round match but rebounded for a finals victory and a 3rd place finish, earning a record of 8-5 for the contest. Natalie Jimenez led the Jennies with a 204.2 average, earning All-Tournament honors. Kara Richard was second on the squad with a 189.4 average.
Nov. 21-23 Maryland-Eastern Shores Hawk Classic— Hillsboro, DE For the first time in program history, UCM passed on competing during the Thanksgiving holiday and chose to travel east for the high level competition of the 20-team UMES Hawk Classic. Up against a very talented northeast region field, the squad responded very well with a 2nd place finish, falling to host UMES in the Championship match. Although the Jennies only finished with a 7-6 record, they won several important out -of-region matches. The squad was led by Natalie Jimenez who earned her third All-Tournament Team award in a row with a 229.4 average, finishing in 3rd place among all athletes.
Dec. 4-6 St. Paul’s College Jeannette Lee Invitational— Midlothian, VA The #4 Jennies headed back out to the northeast region for their next event, competing in the Jeannette Lee Invitational near Richmond, VA. Pre-seeding matches against five nationally ranked teams occurred on Friday, which pool play matches and a bracket finals being completed during the weekend. The 22-team contest traditionally provides great competition against other NCAA Division II schools and further high-level matches against post-season caliber teams. The Jennies enjoyed a great weekend of play finishing 12-1 for the trip, including a win against #1 Fairleigh Dickinson University in the Championship match. Junior Kim Wallace earned All-Tournament Team honors for her 2rd place average of 225.3, with Natalie Junior Kim Wallace earned AllJimenez averaging 206.3 and finishing Tournament honors two years in a row eighth place for individual All-Events. at the Jeannette Lee Invitational
vs. Baker University— Warrensburg, MO
The #5 ranked Jennies returned from the winter holiday break ready for a very busy spring schedule. NAIA opponent Baker University provided UCM the opportunity to open the spring semester against a quality opponent and offer the players a chance to test their skills once again. UCM finished the event with a record of 3-0, while getting several role players competition time. Kara Richard led the squad with an average of 213.0 , with Kim Wallace second on the squad with a 204.0 average.
Freshman Kara Richard earned multiple event awards in 2010-11, including MVP at the Big Red Classic
Feb. 7 NCAA McKendree Challenge (vs. WisconsinWhitewater) — Bartolomo, IL
With no NCAA events being held in 2011 in mid-February, the #5 Jennies headed just northeast of St. Louis, MO for a one-day contest against #15 Wisconsin -Whitewater as an extension of the USBC McKendree Invitational. UCM played well on very demanding lane conditions, finishing with an 2-0 record. The matches involved Baker format play only so no individual averages were recorded. As a team the Jennies averaged 190.0 for 12 games.
Alabama A&M Holiday Classic— Bessemer, AL
UCM traveled to a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama for the Holiday Classic. Traditionally one of the year’s stronger events in the Central region, the Holiday Classic provides a great test for the last portion of the year. The #5 Jennies played very well during qualifying, only suffering two losses. Central Missouri met Vanderbilt University in the finals again, this time falling in the Championship match of the 12team event and a final record of 10-3. The Jennies placed two players among the top athletes of the event, Natalie Jimenez earning AllTournament honors with a 200.2 per game average. Kim Wallace also finished among the top 15 athletes at the event with a 188.4 average.
Mar. 18-20 Vanderbilt Univ. Music City Classic— Smyrna, TN UCM traveled to a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee for the last regular season event of the year, hoping to provide a final tuneup for post-season selection against a 20team field which included 17 of the top teams in the country. After two solid days of competition, the Jennies qualified at the #3 seed. After losing the first match of the bracket, the Jennies finished the regular season with a victory against Vanderbilt University and 3rd place honors. Natalie Jimenez earned AllTournament Team honors with a 215.3 average, with Kim Knapp (204.0), Kara Richard (203.8), and Kelli Schroeder (201.0) all sharing the scoring load. The team honored senior Theresa Christopher for her outstanding contributions to UCM.
All photos by UCM Staff
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Sophomore Kelli Schroeder’s single pin spare shooting percentage for 2010-11 is among the team’s alltime best for a single season.
2010-2011 Season Recap Post-Season Awards Academic Awards Player
Central Missouri at the 2010 NCAA Championships .
Speech & Language Pathology
Photography / Graphic Arts
Front (L to R): Larissa Lantto, Theresa Christopher, Katie Eckelberger, Ashley Bone-bright, Samantha Kilian, Natalie Jimenez, Kim Wallace Back (L to R): Asst. Athletic Director Kathy Anderson, Asst. Coach Bryanna Caldwell, Kim Knapp, Kara Richard, Kelli Schroeder, Head Coach Ron Holmes
Photo above provided by NCAA
Pre-Med / Biology
Family & Consumer Science
Photo below provided by Jodi Richard
NCAA Women’s National Championships— Taylor, MI
Although they were a fairly young team, the Jennies thought their body of work during the 2010-11 regular season would put them in a position to be considered for the National Championships. On March 30, they were granted their wish . . . A berth to the compete as one of only eight teams to with a chance to win the 2011 NCAA Bowling title. The #5 Jennies arrived at the Championship with great optimism after finishing the spring semester with four top-three event performances, including one tournament title. During the qualifying rounds of competition, the Jennies held their own against the most competitive championships field ever assembled. Central Missouri would complete the day with victories over #1 ranked UMES, #6 Arkansas State and #8 Sam Houston State. The 3-4 match record resulted in a #5 seed heading into Championships bracket play. Natalie Jimenez led the way with a 206.1 average, followed closely by Kelli Schroeder with an average of 205.5; both student-athletes finished in the top 20. Kara Richard was third with 199.1. Day two would find Central Missouri against a very familiar foe this season—Vanderbilt University. The Jennies jumped out to an early match lead with only the last shot of Game 1 not resulting in a strike for an almost perfect 297 game. However, UCM could not fend off the consistent, high level play of the eventual 2011 national runner-up and lost their opening bracket match 1-4. Round two of the double-elimination format positioned UCM against #6 Kutztown University. Again, the Jennies would start our with a solid beginning and led 2-0, only to fall behind at key points of the contest. Ultimately the Jennies would lose the match 3-4, thereby eliminating them from the competition. Central Missouri finished the season with an 87-35 record. The 2010-11 Jennies learned a great number of things during the season, including glimpse of what their young and talented team is capable of. The ladies also gained a great deal of valuable experience and solidified several roster positions for the future. Sophomore Natalie Jimenez (1st Team), Freshman Kara Richard (Honorable Mention) and Junior Kim Wallace (Honorable Mention) were recognized by the National Tenpin Coaches Association for their outstanding play during the season as All-Americans. Jimenez was named NCAA Division II National Player of the Year and finished third in the voting for all NCAA divisions. Natalie’s average of 206.5 for the season was tops for the Jennies and 3rd in the nation. She earned seven t0p-10 tournament finishes during the year, including five All-Tournament Team honors. Richard was selected as the Division II Rookie of the Year. The freshman averaged 198.2 for the year and finished in the top 15 of five contests, including MVP honors of the Big Red Classic. Wallace finished her junior season with an average of 195.7 and earned two All-Tournament awards along with four top-10 event finishes.
Kim Wallace Honorable Mention All-American
Kara Richard Division II Rookie of the Year, Honorable Mention All-American
Natalie Jimenez Division II Player of the Year, First Team All-American
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Jennies Bowling History
Since its elevation to varsity status in 2001, UCM has earned 10 Championship berths. UCM has made 31 post-season appearances during itâ€™s history.
Elite Level Players Central Missouri is commonly recognized for developing elite-level players and providing them an opportunity to showcase their talents. Throughout the program’s history, several members have been honored as one of the finest collegiate players in the country by being selected as an All-American. The various Coaches’ Associations select the top athletes of each season for these awards, with the top five women of the group earning 1st Team honors, followed by 2nd Team, 3rd Team, and Honorable Mention. In just the last decade, 14 Central Missouri women have earned a total of 25 regular All–American honors. All-American voting is not done by separate NCAA divisions, thereby identifying the athletic accomplishment as truly the nation’s best.
1st Team All-Americans
Natalie Jimenez 2011
Bryanna Caldwell 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Amanda Falk 2010
Amber Gazverde 2002, 2004
Tina Peak 2004, 2005, 2007
Alecia Hefter 2004
Jiovanna Bruce 2005
Lisa Stack 1999*, 2000*
Additional All–Americans * Selection earned as member of team prior to program’s elevation to varsity status
(note: The NTCA did not perform Division I voting in 2004 or 2005)
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Academic All-Americans Throughout the program’s history, Central Missouri’s student-athletes have been recognized for their success in the classroom by being selected as Academic AllAmericans. Since the team’s elevation to varsity status, 33 players have been awarded with these honors. Eleven women have earned the award their entire career and the TEAM cumulative grade point average during these seasons is 3.35.
John Culp Program Development & Retention Coordinator
The women are supported by a network of staff to help maintain a successful balance between their roles as students and athletes. Tutoring and academic advisement are two significant Athletic Department services provided for ensuring academic progress. Instrumental in providing student-athletes with the assistance are John Culp and John Hicklin from the Transition and Transfer Office in the Ward Edwards Building.
Kelli Schroeder 2010, 11
Stephanie McCulloch 2010, 11
Sam Kilian 2011
Robin Noland 2009, 10, 11
Teresa Christopher 2008, 09, 10, 11
Alli Gerding 2006, 07, 08, 09
Rachel Rothermel 2006, 07. 08, 09
Alyssa Surges 2008, 09
Jen Medon 2008
Ann Brown 2007, 08
Amanda Falk 2008
Danielle LeFever 2004, 05, 06, 07
Kim Wirth 2004, 05, 06, 07
Jessica Wright 2006
Amanda Mulcahy 2010, 11
Sara Cox 2003, 04, 05, 06
Kate Bocklage 2010, 11
Jamie Mitchell 2007, 08, 09
Bryanna Caldwell 2007, 08
Sarah Bane 2006
Katie Eckelberger 2010, 11
Natalie Cortese 2009
Sam Swanson 2006, 07
Christine Lukie 2005
John Hicklin Academic Advisor for Athletics
Ashley Bonebright 2010, 11
Amanda Cortese 2009
Tina Peak 2006, 07
Jenna Wagner 2005
Photos taken by taken by UCM staff
* portion of honors earned by athlete prior to program’s elevation to NCAA varsity status
Alecia Hefter 2002, 03, 04, 05
Erin Landford 2002, 03, 04
Angie Swift 2003, 04
Tracie Driggs * 2000, 01, 02, 03
Becky Graffia * 2000. 01, 02, 03
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Elite Level Players National Players of the Year Individuals who perform at an exceptional level during the season are selected as the National Player of the Year. Awards can be presented by division only or for all divisions combined. Central Missouri has been fortunate to have several women recognized for their elite year-long performances and two women have been selected as the consensus Women’s Collegiate Player of the Year.
Natalie Jimenez 2011 National Tenpin Coaches Association
Natalie Jimenez was one of the nation’s best during the 2010-11 season, finishing as runner-up in the voting for all-division Player of the Year and earning 1st-Team All-American honor in addition to her NCAA Division II accolades. Jimenez averaged 206.5 for the season, earning five All-Tournament Team selections and finishing in the top 10 of all regular season tournaments she competed in this season. Jimenez averaged above 215 for two events during the season, including the UMES Hawk Classic where she finished with a 225.4 per game average.
Amanda Falk concluded her wonderful career at Central Missouri in 2010 by not only leading a very young squad to but also earning Division II Player of the Year honors. Amanda finished fifth in the voting for national player of the year and earned 1stTeam All-American recognition among all NCAA student-athletes. Falk averaged 196.0 for the 130 matches in 2009-10, receiving the Most Valuable Player for the Big Red Classic and earning AllTournament honors at three additional events this season. Perhaps Amanda’s greatest contribution of 2010 was competing at an elite level year individually while captaining a team of 15 freshmen and sophomores back to the NCAA post season.
Amanda Falk 2010 National Tenpin Coaches Association
Bryanna Caldwell was a tremendous player from the very beginning of her college career and became the first women’s collegiate player in any division to earn national Player of the Year honors all four season of competition. In 2004-05, Caldwell completed her freshman season by earning the national Player of the Year award and 1st-Team All-American honors for multiple NCAA divisions. Bryanna averaged 200.5 her first year of NCAA competition, receiving two MVP awards for her achievements, including a 228.0 per game performance at the MN-Mankato Invitational. Caldwell earned eight All-Tournament Team honors this season and anchored the squad to a national runner-up finish at the 2005 NCAA Championships. Bryanna continued the outstanding display of skills in 2005-06 by earning Division II Player of the Year honors and finishing fifth in the voting for athletes of all divisions. The award also earned her another 1st-Team All-American selection by the NTCA. Caldwell excelled to receive six All-Tournament Team honors during her sophomore campaign and was selected for three Most Valuable Player event honors while averaging 207.5. During her MVP-level performance at the MNMankato Invitational, Bryanna rolled a perfect 300 game. Caldwell again led the Jennies to the 2006 NCAA Championships where they finished fifth. The 2006-07 season just kept the cycle rolling along for Caldwell as she earned her third straight Player of the Year honor and finished third in the voting for consensus national player of the year. With this selection, Bryanna also received 1st-Team All-American honors. Caldwell played in 120 matches this season, averaging 201.4 for the year and tallied six more All-Tournament Team selections. Her best of two Bryanna MVP event performances for the regular season came at the Alabama A&M Caldwell Holiday Classic where Caldwell averaged 219.6. At the 2007 NCAA 2005 Championships Caldwell averaged 229.2 (4th individually) and led her team 2006 to another fifth place finish. 2007 For her 2007-08 senior season, Bryanna continued her tremendous effort by 2008 earning a fourth Player of the Year honor and 1st-Team All-American National selection, while finishing fourth in the voting for the all-division award. Tenpin Bryanna’s 4-time selection made her the first player at any level in the history Coaches of the college bowling to earn this distinction. Caldwell averaged 201.1 for the Association season, including six All-Tournament Team selections. One of Caldwell’s two MVP performances came during her final home tournament where she averaged 218.4. At the 2008 NCAA Championships, Caldwell finished sixth individually and anchored her squad to a third straight 5th place finish.
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Elite Level Players National Players of the Year Amber Gazverde was the dominant women’s player throughout 2002 for all divisions, averaging an incredible 212.0 for 85 regular games throughout the season. Gazverde won five All-Tournament Team awards during her sophomore year, including Most Valuable Player honors at the Mid-States Championships where she rolled a 300 game and 804 3-game series. Amber was the consensus choice for national player of the year by both organizations who provide the awards (NCBCA and BWAA). Amber finished her senior year with a tremendous success as well, earning national player of the year honors for a second time as awarded by the NTCA. Gavzerde led her squad to the inaugural 2004 NCAA Women’s Bowling Championships where her team finished as the national runner-up. During the season, Gazverde averaged an amazing 217.2 for the entire year and earned five All-Tournament Team selections. Amber averaged 223.2 at the 2004 NCAA Championships and was selected to the All-Tournament Team.
Lisa Stack * 2000 (Runner–Up)
National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association
Amber Gazverde 2002 (2) 2004 National Tenpin Coaches Association National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Assn. Bowling Writer’s Association of America
Although it is not formally listed as such, special recognition goes to Lisa Stack for her outstanding performance during the 1999-2000 season in which she was recognized as the top female player for all women’s division programs that season. The 1st-Team All-American led her squad with an average of 205.0 for the season and won AllTournament Team honors in 7 of the 10 events she played her senior year. Stack led a very young Jennies team to a 4th place finish at the Women’s Intercollegiate Team Championships, while being selected to the 2000 ITC All-Tournament Team. Missy (Belinder) Parkin was awarded the formal player of the year honors in 2000 although she competed as a member of her men’s team for her school. Stack received the top award for women’s only student-athletes.
Photos above provided by USBC; photo below was taken by Megan Raymond
Four seniors helped lead the 2009 squad to the national finals of the NCAA Bowling Championships
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Elite Level Players National Rookie of the Year Recognition for outstanding play by first-year student athletes is given by the Coaches’ Association as the National Rookie of the Year for each respective division. Central Missouri has been fortunate to have five players selected in the last decade.
Kara Richard finished as the top rookie for NCAA Division II in 2011 and an Honorable Mention All-American for all divisions. Kara immediately stepped into the starting line-up as a freshman and played in all 10 contests, starting 119 matches. Richard’s season average was 195.7, finishing six tournaments among the top 15 athletes in all divisions and earning MVP honors at the Big Red Classic where she scored a blistering 233.0 per game. Richard also earned a spot in the UCM record books, posting top 10 spots in two single-season categories.
Natalie Jimenez was recognized as the top rookie for all NCAA divisions in 2010, including Division II. The freshman immediately stepped into the starting line-up for Central Missouri and earned 2nd Team All-American honors for her efforts. She played in all 11 events and started 123 matches. Jimenez averaged 191.4 for the season, finishing four of the tournaments among the top 15 athletes in all divisions and earning Most Valuable Player honors at the Alabama A&M Holiday Classic where she averaged an outstanding 230.4 per game.
Jamie Mitchell was recognized as the top rookie for NCAA Division II in 2007. Jamie’s first year at Central produced positive results right away as she played in all 9 tournaments and started 118 matches. Mitchell averaged 188.8 for the season, finishing six of the tournaments among the top 15 athletes in all event fields. Jamie earned All-Tournament Team honors at the DII/DIII Challenge in Virginia and the Southern Classic in Louisiana. Mitchell also finished in the top three of several team statistical areas for the 2006-07 season.
Bryanna Caldwell burst onto the NCAA bowling scene as a freshman and started one of the most decorated careers of any female player in collegiate bowling. Not only was she the top rookie in 2005, she was also selected as a 1st Team All-American for multiple divisions. Caldwell immediately stepped into the anchor position for Central Missouri and played in all 10 contests and started 102 matches. Bryanna averaged 200.5 for the season, earning a team record eight AllTournament Team selections. Caldwell also led the Jennies to the 2005 NCAA Championships this season and a national runner-up finish.
Tina Peak’s first year as a member of the Jennies was a very memorable one. Tina’s selection as the top rookie for 2004 was in addition to being honored as a 1st Team All-American for multiple divisions. The freshman immediately stepped into the starting line-up for Central and played in all 10 contests, starting 119 matches. Tina averaged 205.6 for the season, earning four All-Tournament Team awards and MVP honors at the MVSU Classic. Peak finished her first year with a tremendous experience at the NCAA Championships, averaging 229.3, rolling a perfect 300 game, and helping the Jennies to a national runner-up finish.
Photos credits from the top of page to bottom: UCM Public Relations Staff, NCAA staff, Megan Raymond, and Bob Badalucco
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Competing as part of Team USA Several of Central Missouriâ€™s women have earned the opportunity to represent the United States of America as members of the Team USA national (Team USA) and junior national (Jr. Team USA) squads. A total of 24 medals have been won by Central Missouri female players and alumni in international competition, including a total of 12 gold medals.
Amber Gazverde Jr. Team USA 2000
Team USA 2000, 2001, 2002
Jr. Team USA 2001
Jr. Team USA 2004
Jr. Team USA 2006, 2007
Jr. Team USA 2007
Team USA 2011
Jr. Team USA 2012
Photos provided by Team USA, USBC
International Medal Count Overall
Below: Bryanna Caldwell at the 2007 Tournament of Americas in Tamarac, FL. Between 2006 & 2007, Caldwell won 13 international medals, including eight gold.
Bryanna Caldwell Lisa Stack
Tina Peak *
Amber Gazverde * represented the United States at the 1999 Youth World Championships in Moscow, Russia where she finished in 4th place. (* original picture not available; alternate photo used).
(* with People to People Sports Ambassadors)
Above: Natalie Jimenez and her sister Samantha at the 2011 USBC Jr. National Championships (Jr. Gold) where Natalie was crowned the Womenâ€™s Youth Amateur Champion
Left: Bryanna Caldwell & Tina Peak at the 2007 Jr. Team USA Training Camp in Colorado Springs, CO.
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From Student-Athlete … to Alumni Central Missouri provides tremendous opportunities for student-athletes to prepare for success during their athletic and academic careers. UCM also helps prepare their future alumni to work as part of a team and function as resourceful, well-trained partners in business. Multiple offices provide student-athletes with the tools necessary for transition from the fields and courts to the office, classroom and boardroom. Numerous former bowlers have stepped directly into the “real” world upon graduation - these ladies are making vital contributions in their fields every day. Many former players still compete at elite levels in the sport.
Where are they now? Tracy Driggs (‘03) Major Gifts Officer - Atlanta, GA Erin (Landford) Loschetter (‘04) Sr. Comp & Benefits Analyst - Avon, OH Sara Cox (‘05) Program Analyst - Kansas City, MO Jessica (Wright) Pruitt (‘06) Registered Nurse - Moberly, MO Kim Wirth (‘07) Graphic Arts Designer - Hopkins, MN Samantha (Swanson) Lambert (‘08) Accountant - Arlington, TX Bryanna Caldwell (‘08) Columbia 300 Regional Staff - Red Rock, AZ Rachel Rothermel (‘09) Child Welfare Counselor - Chicago, IL Allison (Gerding) Scully (‘09) Teacher / Head Coach - Grain Valley, MO Jamie Mitchell (‘09) Elementary Teacher - LaMarque, TX Amanda Falk (‘10) Elementary Teacher - Tucson, AZ
Tina (Peak) Balser (‘08) Asst. Dir. of Student Enrichment College of Engineering - Univ. of Missouri Regional Staff Member, Ebonite
Capt. Danielle (LeFever) Crowder (‘07) Assistant Staff Judge Advocate Captain, United States Air Force Aviano, Italy
Amber (Gazverde) Goreham (‘04) Career Development Coordinator Office of Career Services University of Central Missouri
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Elite Level Players UCM All-Sports Female Athletes of the Year Each year the University of Central Missouri recognizes its top male and female athletes with the Athlete of the Year awards. Jennies bowlers have the honor of sharing this award with other female athletes three out of the last eight years.
Amber Gazverde 2004 (with Carrie Potthast—volleyball)
Tina Peak (right) 2007 (with Katie Tarka—volleyball)
Bryanna Caldwell 2008 (with Jillian Ohrman—volleyball, not pictured)
UCM Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees The ultimate honor of respect as a student-athlete is to be selected into the Central Missouri Athletics Hall of Fame. Athletes and teams inducted into this prestigious group are recognized by it’s peers as one of the very best to ever play for Central Missouri. Jennies Bowling has been honored to have some of it’s initial players and teams selected for this special honor. 2003 Women’s Team - 2010
Amber Gazverde - 2010
2004 Women’s Team - 2011
UCM Bowling Retired Jerseys * 0 * 1 * 15 * 23 *
Above: Tina Peak-Balser ( #1)
On January 23, 2009, the Jennies retired the first jerseys of the UCM women’s program. Earning the highest honor awarded by the team, four women were recognized for their outstanding career accomplishments and contributions to women’s bowling.
Above: Kathy Anderson on behalf of Lisa Stack-Pawlack (#23)
The ceremony honored the following Jennies: Lisa (Stack) Pawlak (1997-2000), Amber (Gazverde) Goreham (2001-04), Tina (Peak) Balser (2003-07), and Bryanna Caldwell (2004-08). Photos by Dave Kopp
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Post—Season Honors / Records Individuals who perform at an exceptional level in the post-season are selected to the National Championships All-Tournament Team. Central Missouri has been fortunate to have several women selected to one of these teams during their post-season play.
Theresa Christopher 2009
Tina Peak 2005
Amber Gazverde 2004
Tracie Driggs 2003
All photos provided by USBC or NCAA
* Award earned as member of UCM Team during years prior to
Post—Season Scoring Records High Average—Individual
Team Game Average— 5 Person Format 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Year 2004 2007 2005 2011 2009 2010 2008 2006
Gms 7 4 4 7 4 7 4 4
Pins 7592 4270 4078 6935 3896 6741 3666 3384
AVG 1084.6 1067.5 1019.5 990.7 974.0 963.1 916.5 846.0
Team Game Average— Baker Format Year 1 2011 2 2007 3 2005 4 2004 5 2006 6 2009 7 2003 8 2002 9 2010 10 2008
Gms 12 38 54 36 36 51 96 96 22 38
Pins 2462 7708 10917 7164 7008 9801 17480 17309 1783 6772
AVG 205.2 202.8 202.2 199.0 192.2 192.2 182.1 180.3 178.3 178.2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Name Gms Amber Gazverde 7 Tina Peak 19 Bryanna Caldwell 16 Kelli Schroeder 8 Jamie Mitchell 5 Alecia Hefter 9 Angela Swift 7 Natalie Jimenez 12 Kara Richard 7 Amber Lester 5 Sara Cox 6 Samantha Swanson 9
Pins 1563 4220 3314 1656 1030 1836 1420 2430 1394 992 1185 1717
AVG 223.29 222.11 207.12 207.00 206.00 204.00 202.86 202.50 199.10 198.40 197.50 190.77
1 2 3
High Game—Individual Name Year Tina Peak 2004 Tina Peak 2005 Sandra Dekoj 2004
1 2 3
High Series—Individual Name Year Score Tina Peak 2005 728 Tina Peak 2007 716 Bryanna Caldwell 2007 704
Score 300 300 267
1 2 3
High Team Game—5 Person Name Year Score NCAA Champ’s 2004 1192 NCAA Champ’s 2004 1160 NCAA Champ’s 2005 1148
1 2 3
High Team Series—5 Person Name Year Score NCAA Champ’s 2004 3278 NCAA Champ’s 2004 3238 NCAA Champ’s 2007 3188
1 2 3
High Team Game—Baker Format Name Year Score NCAA Champ’s 2011 297 NCAA Champ’s 2004 269 NCAA Champ’s 2005 267
1 2 3
High Team Series—Baker Format Name Year Score NCAA Champ’s 2004 716 NCAA Champ’s 2004 690 NCAA Champ’s 2005 688
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Post Season Success through the Years Central Missouri Women’s Bowling has accomplished many things throughout its history, including a high level of success in the post-season. The Jennies are one of only three teams to qualify for every NCAA Bowling Championship and have played in the Finals five of the last ten years. In addition to the NCAA years, the women have earned their way to another two Championship-day appearances during the last 15 years. Along the way, various story lines have developed and great experiences are worth reflecting on . . . 2003 . . . An Unlikely Cast Shall Lead Them . . . During the 2002-03 season, the Jennies played very well during the regular season and had earned a record of 144-25. They won three regular season tournaments and top-5 finishes in three others. Eight individuals, including 2002 National Player of the Year Amber Gazverde, earned event honors during the season. For a team that returned all but one starter from the previous year’s 3rd place Championship finish, this experienced squad was very good, but was not considered as a front runner for the national title. The team began the post-season by earning their way to the national finals through a 2nd place finish at the West Sectional Championships. The Jennies entered the Championships ranked #5 in the nation. The 2003 Championships were held in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 24-26. During the qualifying rounds, Central’s women experienced very sub-par performances and buried themselves in 12th place by the end of the first day. At the start of Day 2, a line-up change resulted in the removal of the left-handed Gazverde, and a complete shuffling of the roster order. Inserted into the anchor position was senior Tracie Driggs, a part-time starter who had performed very well during the preliminary rounds. The first match against #3 ranked Nebraska began with two game losses, followed by four straight victories in the best 4 out of 7 match. Next came match victories over #2 ranked West Texas A&M University and #1 ranked Wichita State University, winning 10 games in a row and 15 of their last 16 games. Championship Day found Central Missouri undefeated and in the Winner’s Bracket against #1 Wichita State for a second time. Although they had been defeated on the previous day, WSU had won their way back through the Consolation Bracket to reach the Semi-Finals and had knocked CMSU out of the exact same position at the 2002 National Championships. This time however, Central never wavered and was up to the challenge. The Jennies defeated Wichita State for a second straight day (4-1) to advance to the Championship Finals against Florida State University. Florida State had earned their way to the Championship match by finishing second after the qualifying rounds and winning their side of the bracket Saturday morning. The Finals would be a winner-take-all best 2 out of 3 Baker Match, with FSU as the higher seed. Feeding off a very high level of emotion and enthusiasm, Central Missouri rolled strikes on four of their first five shots and won Game 1 by a score of 199 - 183. During Game #2, lane changes and great shot making by FSU forced CMSU into an early deficit, ultimately losing 177 - 233. At the start of Game #3, Central made several adjustments to compensate for the quickly changing lane conditions. A spare by senior Becky Graffia and key strikes by senior Erin Landford and sophomore Amber Lester propelled Central Missouri to an early lead. Two more spares and another Landford strike extended the lead margin. With a filled 10th frame by senior Tracie Driggs and junior Amber Gazverde, the ladies had sealed their 187 - 123 victory and first National title. Even without their traditional starting line-up, Central Missouri found a way to use their team depth and talents to accomplish the ultimate goal. For her outstanding performance throughout the All photos provided by USBC National Championships, Tracie Driggs was named to the 2003 Women’s All-Tournament Team.
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2 003 â€Ś the Champ io nsh ip Exp er ie nce
All competition photos provided by USBC; bottom photos provided by UCM Athletics and Sara Cox
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P o st Se ason Succe ss th ro ugh th e Ye ars 2008-09 . . . A Gutsy Bunch of Athletes . . . In 2008-09, the team was going to have to win the title a completely different way – succeed without a dominant player. Gone were a four-time national player of the year and three starters who had led the team for several seasons. This squad would have plenty of experience with five seniors, but most of this year’s ladies were former role players with limited starting experience. The upperclassmen and a group of freshman were put into action immediately. Through lots of growing pains and hard work, UCM finished the season with a record of 84-36 and were led by All-American Senior Alyssa Surges and former NCAA Division II Freshman of the Year Jamie Mitchell. Central Missouri competed in the post-season with a renewed sense of purpose after likely being one of the last teams selected for the NCAA Championships. The squad battled through the early rounds with great energy and finished qualifying as the #6 seed. On Day 2, UCM began its bracket play with a 4-0 victory over 2008 Champion Maryland-Eastern Shore, but would fall in the second round to eventual semi-finalist Delaware State 1-4. However, the team rebounded quickly to defeat 2007 Champion and top-ranked Vanderbilt University 4-0 to advance to the national semi-finals. Fairleigh Dickinson University, the 2006 Champion, would be the Jennies’ next opponent. Central would defeat FDU 4-1 on Friday to advance and would defeat FDU again 4-2 on Championship Saturday for it’s fifth trip to the title match since 1998. Senior Allison Gerding-Scully makes a shot during the final match Photo by Megan Raymond
Even though the team played with tremendous heart throughout the Championships, UCM could not maintain it’s momentum and fell to top-seeded Nebraska (2-4) and finished as the National Runner-Up. For her outstanding efforts throughout the Championships, Theresa Christopher was selected to the Championships AllTournament Team.
Theresa Christopher celebrates a strike during the Championships. Photo by Megan Raymond
Above: The team reacts to a strike by senior Jamie Mitchell during Game 3. Right: The ladies celebrates their 2nd place finish. Photos by Megan Raymond (2), Matthey Mitchell
2004-05 . . . Different Cast, Same Incredible Performances. . . In each of the last two years, CMSU had lost four starters from their lineup due to graduation or personal issues. This season’s team would have to get it done with a young and very inexperienced cast – and they certainly exceeded expectations. The group completed the season using 2 to 4 freshmen and in the starting line-up. They finished the season with a record of 89-21 and were led by All-American sophomore Tina Peak and National Player and Freshman of the Year, Bryanna Caldwell. Senior Alecia Hefter, a 2004 All-American, rejoined the roster during the spring for the post-season run.
The Jennies congratulate Tina Peak for her perfect 300 game during the Championships Photo by Bob Badalucco
At the NCAA Championships, Central used its youthful talent to stay near the top of the leader board and finished as the #4 seed after qualifying. During this performance, Tina Peak again attained perfection by rolling a 300 game and became the only woman to ever shoot two 300s at the NCAA Championships. A first-round loss to New Jersey City University (2-4) in the double-elimination bracket would force Central Missouri to take a different path to the finals this year. (continued next page)
Above: Tina Peak, Jiovanna Bruce, Samantha Swanson, Bryanna Caldwell and other teammates celebrate a strike rolled during the semi-final rounds of the National Championships.
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Photo by Bob Badalucco
P o st Se ason Succe ss th ro ugh th e Ye ars Great rebound performances and victories against Sacred Heart (4-2), Maryland-Eastern Shores (4-1), and Bethune—Cookman University (4-3) propelled the Jennies to Championship Day for the third straight season. In the Championship Semi-Finals, CMSU soundly defeated Fairleigh Dickinson University 4-0 to earn a trip back the NCAA finals. Unlike last year, Central Missouri would come into Championship Day with one loss and would have to defeat the #1 seed twice to win the title. Although the team played with tremendous effort, CMSU could not defeat the defending national champion Nebraska squad (2-4), and finished national runner-up for a second straight year. For her performance, Peak was selected to the Championships All-Tournament Team.
Above: Bryanna Caldwell completes a shot during Game 2 of the finals. Left, top: Kim Wirth completing a shot during the semi-final match Left, bottom: Samantha Swanson completing a shot during Game 4 of finals Left, middle: Jennies accepting their national runner-up trophies Photos by Bob Badalucco
2003-04 . . . Trying to Make NCAA History . . . The 2003-04 season began with the Jennies as the reigning National Champions – however, this season was to be a completely new and different experience as the NCAA had now adopted Women’s Bowling as a Championship sport. Therefore, all NCAA teams would be competing for the first-ever NCAA Bowling title. The team finished the season with a record of 72-23, became the first NCAA team to shoot a 300 Baker game and was one of the favorites to win the first ever NCAA Championship. Leading the way for the squad was senior Amber Gazverde, the 2004 DII-III National Player of the Year. In addition, the roster included Tina Peak, 2004 Freshman of the Year and three other members of the 2003 national championship squad.
Top: Sophomore Angela Swift in action during Game 4 of the Championship match Bottom: Tina Peak, Sara Cox and other teammates celebrate a strike by Amber Gazverde during Game 3 of the finals. Photos courtesy of USBC
At the NCAA Championships in Houston, TX, Central battled to stay at the top of the leader board throughout the qualifying rounds and emerged as the #1 Seed for the Championship Bracket. Bracket victories over Winston-Salem State (4-1), New Jersey City (4-2) and Nebraska (4-3) vaulted Central into Saturday. Championship Day found CMSU vs. Nebraska again, as they had won their way through the Consolation Bracket to reach the Finals.
Above: Tina Peak gets fired up during the Championship finals. Below: Jennies receive their NCAA national runner-up trophies
Unfortunately, CMSU could not finish their run, as Nebraska defeated the Jennies in both Championship matches (2-4, 2-4) to earn the first NCAA title. For her performance, Amber Gazverde was selected to the NCAA Championships AllTournament Team. Tina Peak also put her name in the Championship record books as one of two individuals to roll a perfect 300 game during qualifying.
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Photos courtesy of USBC
P o st Se ason Succe ss th ro ugh th e Ye ars 2001-02 . . . The Start of a Very Successful Decade . . . 2001-02 was the first year the Jennies squad had been elevated to varsity status at Central Missouri but the team was very experienced and one of the top teams in the country. The squad returned four starters from the previous season, including All-American Amber Gazverde and top recruit Erin Landford. The 2001-02 season went extremely well for the Jennies, earning a record of 98-22 and entering the post-season as the #4 ranked team in the country. Amber Gazverde was the consensus 2002 National Player of the Year, averaging over 212 for the regular season. The 2001-02 Championships were held in Buffalo, NY and the qualifying rounds placed the Jennies as the #7 seed headed to match play. Bracket play for the Central Missouri went very well on Day 2 as they defeated everyone they faced (Sacred Heart 4-1, Eric CC 4-1, Indiana St. 4-0) and left the Jennies as the only undefeated team in their side of the bracket. The Jennies congratulate Amber Gazverde for a strike during a qualifying round of the National Championships Photo by USBC
Championship Day began with Central facing off against #3 seed Wichita State
University. After a highly competitive match, the Jennies fell to WSU 3-4. Although they only had one bracket loss, CMSU was out of national championship contention.
Above: Sarah Kelly receives her Championships AllTournament Team Award.
Left: The Jennies receive their 3rd Place trophy at the National Championship
In the consolation finals, Central faced off against Florida State University. Although they started the contest very slow due to the previous loss, the team rebounded to win the match 4-3 and earn 3rd place honors. For her performance, Sarah Kelly earned All -Tournament Team honors.
Photos by USBC
1997-98 . . . Before the NCAA, the Championships Experience . . . Although just prior to reaching Varsity status, the 1997-98 team deserves special recognition of coming within a whisper of earning the team’s first national championship. Due to being prior to NCAA competition, the team played in the same post-season system as the 2001-03 squads. The Jennies finished the regular season ranked #5 team in the country and were led by two-time All-American Lisa Stack and former Rookie of the Year Erin McDonnell. The Championships were held in Madison, WI, with final matches being held in the firstever college stadium fieldhouse. The squad finished the qualifying rounds as the #5 seed, with Theresa Dames leading the early team performances. Championship Saturday involved Central defeating #2 seed California State—Fresno and #4 seed Sacred Heart University to reach the final match. The ESPN-televised finals pitted the Jennies against top-seeded and #1 ranked Morehead State University in a two-game, total pinfall match. Although the team started the match slowly in Game 1, Central quickly made up the difference to begin Game 2 with
Top: Squad has one final pep talk before the match Bottom: April Erickson in action during Game 2
three consecutive strikes and held the lead into the middle portion of the final game.
Top: Dames, Stack and Erickson celebrate during Game 1 of the finals. Right: Central receives their national runner-up trophy. All match photos provided by USBC
Team Roster (front row to back, left to right): Sherree Bell, April Erickson, Carrie Hayes, Jodi Meese, Theresa Dames, Erin McDonnell, Lisa Stack, Linda Frye
Unfortunately MSU rolled key strikes during the two final frames, with ‘98 National Player of the Year Kelly Kulick rolling a double in the 10th frame to win the title (374-390).
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P o st Se ason Succe ss th ro ugh th e Ye ars
2009 Championships - Taylor, MI
2003 Championships - Tulsa, OK
Photo by Megan Raymond
2005 Championships - Orlando, FL
2008 Championships - Omaha, NE
Photo by Robert Hefter
Photo by USBC
Photo by Sara Cox
2002 Championships - Buffalo, NY
Photo taken by USBC
2011 Championships - Detroit, MI
2010 Championships - New Brunswick, NJ
Photo by Jodi Richard
Photo by USBC
2002 Championships - Buffalo, NY Photo by Erin Landford
2006 Championships - Houston, TX
Photos taken by David Cox
2009 Championships - Taylor, MI
2005 Championships - Orlando, FL
Photos by Megan Raymond
Photo by Bob Badalucco
2004 Championships - Houston, TX
Photo by Robert Hefter
2007 Championships - Orlando, FL
Photo by Monica Caldwell
2005 Championships - Orlando, FL
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Photo by Monica Caldwell
Jennies All-Americans and All-Time Awards Athletic All-Americans Name
Natalie Jimenez Kara Richard Kim Wallace Amanda Falk Natalie Jimenez Alyssa Surges Bryanna Caldwell Bryanna Caldwell Tina Peak Bryanna Caldwell Tina Peak Bryanna Caldwell Tina Peak Jiovanna Bruce Sara Cox Kim Wirth Amber Gazverde Tina Peak Alecia Hefter Sara Cox Angie Swift Amber Gazverde Amber Gazverde* Lisa Stack* Lisa Stack* Lisa Stack* Lisa Stack* Erin McDonnell*
1st Team Hon Mention Hon Mention 1st Team 2nd Team Hon Mention 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 2nd Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 2nd Team Hon Mention 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 2nd Team Hon Mention 1st Team 2nd Team 1st Team 1st Team 2nd Team 2nd Team Hon Mention
National Rookie of the Year
Year 2010-11 2010-11 2010-11 2009-10 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2006-07 2005-06 2005-06 2004-05 2004-05 2004-05 2004-05 2004-05 2003-04 2003-04 2003-04 2003-04 2003-04 2001-02 2000-01 1999-00 1998-99 1997-98 1996-97 1994-95
Kara Richard Natalie Jimenez Jamie Mitchell Bryanna Caldwell Tina Peak Lisa Stack* Erin McDonnell*
NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA Runner-Up NCBCA
2010-11 2009-10 2006-07 2004-05 2003-04 1996-97 1994-95
Conference Awards (The MIAA does not currently sponsor women’s bowling as a conference sport)
Coaches’ Association Regional Awards (2004-06 only) Name
Bryanna Caldwell Tina Peak Sara Cox Samantha Swanson Jiovanna Bruce Kim Wirth Bryanna Caldwell
Photo provided by USBC
All-Region All-Region All-Region All-Region All-Region All-Region Region MVP
2004-06 2004-06 2004-06 2005-06 2004-05 2004-05 2004-06
Team USA System Players Name
Natalie Jimenez Bryanna Caldwell Tina Peak Bryanna Caldwell Erin Landford Amber Lester Amber Gazverde Lisa Stack*
Erin Landford, a key member of the 2003 National Championship team, also earned a spot on Junior Team USA in 2004. She was a 2001-03 Academic All-American.
Jr. Team USA Team USA Jr. Team USA Jr. Team USA Jr. Team USA Jr. Team USA Jr. Team USA Team USA
2012 2011 2007 2006-07 2004 2001 2000 2000-02
Academic All-Americans Name
Katie Eckelberger Amanda Mulcahy Ashley Bonebright Amanda Cortese Natalie Cortese Robin Noland Theresa Christopher Amanda Falk Jen Medon Alyssa Surges Bryanna Caldwell Jamie Mitchell Ann Brown Tina Peak Alli Gerding-Scully Rachel Rothermel
NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA
1 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 2 2 3 2 1 4 4
2009-10 2009-10 2009-10 2008-09 2008-09 2008-10 2007-10 2007-08 2007-08 2007-09 2006-08 2006-09 2006-08 2006-07 2005-09 2005-09
International Competition Appearances Name
Bryanna Caldwell Tina Peak Lisa Stack Amber Gazverde A first team All-American selection from the 2004-05 season, Jiovanna Bruce helped lead the Jennies to back-to-back runnersup finishes at the NCAA Championships. Photo by Bob Badalucco
National Player of the Year Name Natalie Jimenez Amanda Falk Bryanna Caldwell Bryanna Caldwell Bryanna Caldwell Bryanna Caldwell Amber Gazverde Amber Gazverde Amber Gazverde Lisa Stack*
Award NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA NTCA NCBCA BWAA Runner-Up
Year 2010-11 2009-10 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2001-02 2001-02 1999-00
Jr. Team USA
2006-07 People to People 2002 Team USA 2000-02 USA Youth 1998
All-Tournament Team Selections (Career)
1 2 3 4 5 6
Bryanna Caldwell Amber Gazverde Tina Peak Amanda Falk Natalie Jimenez Kim Wirth
2004-08 2000-04 2003-07 2007-10 20092003-07
Select MVPs 26 20 18 7 6 5
9 7 4 1 1 1
Amanda Falk was a key member of the Jennies success during the 2006-10 seasons. Falk earned National Player of the Year and All-American honors for her efforts on the lanes and in the classroom. Photo by Matthew Mitchell
The inaugural Central Missouri varsity squad finished 3rd at the 2001-02 Women’s National Championships in Buffalo, NY. Photo provided by UCM Media Services
Samantha Swanson NTCA Sarah Bane NTCA Danielle LeFever NTCA Christine Lukie NTCA Jenna Wagner NTCA Kim Wirth NTCA Sara Cox NCBCA/NTCA Angie Swift NCBCA/NTCA Jessica Wright NCBCA/NTCA Alecia Hefter NCBCA/NTCA Erin Landford NCBCA Tracie Driggs* NCBCA Becky Graffia* NCBCA
* Member of UCM Team during years as a club-sport program
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2 1 3 2 1 4 4 2 2 4 2 4 4
2005-07 2005-06 2004-07 2004-05 2004-05 2003-07 2002-06 2002-04 2002-04 2001-05 2001-03 1999-03 1999-03
Jennies All-Time Average Leaders
Amber Gazverde (shown above in the inaugural NCAA Championships in 2004) tops the Jennies list for all three Individual Average catagories (Career, Single Season, and Single Event) Photos provided by NCAA
55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62
Alecia Lofton Jesslyn Denton Trisha James Jen Medon Jessica Wright Kristen Tracy Ashley Purnell Katy Bird
20102008-11 2003-05 2007-08 2003-05 2008-09 2004-05 2006-07
15 25 16 20 30 7 12 5
2477 4095 2610 3242 4835 1120 1818 729
165.13 163.80 163.13 162.10 161.17 160.00 151.50 145.80
* Career Average includes season(s) as a member of the UCM Club-sport and Varsity Teams
Individual Player Average (Career)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54
Amber Gazverde* Bryanna Caldwell Tina Peak Natalie Jimenz Nicole Banks* Kara Richard Alecia Hefter Becky Graffia* Erin Landford* Jiovanna Bruce Kim Knapp Kim Wallace Kelli Schroeder Amanda Falk Sandra Dekoj Jamie Mitchell Natalie Cortese Kim Wirth Sarah Bane Alyssa Surges Samantha Swanson Sarah Kelly* Sara Cox Amber Lester Theresa Christopher Angela Swift Danielle LeFever Danielle Dunkin Tracie Driggs* Amanda Cortese Amanda Mulcahy Allison Gerding-Scully Ashley Bonebright Madison Williams Samantha Lore Larissa Lantto Ann Brown Misty Griffith Courtney Schultz Alecia Savage Katie Eckelberger Rachel Rothermel Ashley Williams Jenna Wagner Sara Graffia Samantha Johnsen Brittany Potts Robin Noland Kalei Timmer Kate Bocklage Darby Shaw Samantha Kilian Christine Lukie Stephanie McCulloch
2000-04 2004-08 2003-07 20091998-02 20102001-05 1999-03 2001-03 2004-07 2009-11 200820092006-10 2003-05 2006-09 2008-09 2003-07 2005-06 2004-09 2004-08 2000-03 2002-06 2002-04 2007-11 2002-04 2004-07 2006-08 1999-03 2008-09 20092005-09 2009-11 2009-10 2006-07 20092005-08 2004-05 20102004-05 2009-11 2005-09 2003-07 2004-07 2003-04 2008-10 2009-10 2007-11 2009-10 2009-10 2010 20102004-06 2009-
Games Pins 310 319 300 114 168 55 193 235 172 183 57 109 78 191 66 190 59 211 47 188 211 173 235 78 210 63 76 30 88 32 29 148 53 15 13 62 22 12 15 2 25 77 43 32 10 16 17 47 7 13 15 15 21 18
64598 64693 60637 22621 33141 10762 37626 45423 33045 34815 10823 20658 14766 36085 12463 35723 11072 39517 8794 35122 39388 32279 43519 14439 38804 11620 13992 5517 16103 5848 5254 26877 9603 2707 2341 11160 3922 2133 2651 353 4409 13542 7561 5627 1747 2790 2958 8167 1213 2250 2592 2567 3597 3055
Average 208.38 202.79 202.12 198.43 197.27 195.67 194.95 193.29 192.12 190.25 189.87 189.52 189.30 188.93 188.83 188.02 187.66 187.28 187.11 186.82 186.67 186.58 185.19 185.12 184.78 184.44 184.11 183.90 182.99 182.75 181.72 181.60 181.18 180.47 180.08 180.00 178.27 177.75 176.73 176.50 176.36 175.87 175.84 175.84 174.70 174.38 174.00 173.76 173.29 173.08 172.80 171.13 171.29 169.72
Individual Player Average (Single Season) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Amber Gazverde Amber Gazverde Bryanna Caldwell Natalie Jimenez Tina Peak Tina Peak Bryanna Caldwell Alecia Hefter Becky Graffia Bryanna Caldwell Tina Peak Bryanna Caldwell Tina Peak Kim Wallace Amber Gazverde Jiovanna Bruce Nicole Banks Alecia Hefter Amanda Falk Angela Swift
2003-04 2001-02 2005-06 2010-11 2003-04 2005-06 2006-07 2003-04 2001-02 2007-08 2004-05 2004-05 2006-07 2010-11 2002-03 2004-05 2001-02 2001-02 2009-10 2003-04
Games 57 85 85 53 61 84 84 61 84 84 71 70 84 39 82 66 83 47 68 34
Pins 12404 18063 17642 10944 12542 17049 17031 12359 16995 16897 14246 14040 16800 7730 16179 12979 16302 9219 13328 6654
Average 217.20 212.50 207.55 206.49 205.60 202.96 202.75 202.60 201.84 201.15 200.64 200.56 200.00 198.21 197.30 196.65 196.41 196.14 196.00 195.70
Individual Player Average (Single Event) Player Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Amber Gazverde Amber Gazverde Kara Richard Tina Peak Natalie Jimenez Tina Peak Tina Peak Bryanna Caldwell Bryanna Caldwell
Year 2001-02 2001-02 2010-11 2006-07 2009-10 2004-05 2003-04 2006-07 2004-05 2003-04
Event Name Natâ€™l Team Match Games Mid-States Tournament Big Red Classic NCAA Championships Alabama Holiday Classic NCAA Championships NCAA Championships NCAA Championships MSU-M Maverick Inv. NCAA Championships
Average 240.27 238.00 233.00 231.25 230.38 229.75 229.29 229.25 228.00 223.29
Tracie Driggs (right) was selected to the All-Tournament team at the 2003 Intercollegiate Bowling Championships. Driggs led the team to its first ever National Championship with her career performance as anchor at the event. She also excelled in the classroom, finishing her education with four Academic AllAmerican selections.
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Photo provided by USBC
Jennies All-Time Roster & Year-by-Year Stats All-Time Roster Name
Amber Lester Arizona
Bryanna Caldwell Amanda Falk
Nicole Banks Natalie Jimenez Gabriella Mayfield Courtney Schultz
Camarillo Rowland Heights Lake Isabella Hacienda Heights
2006-08 20092004 2003-05 2009-10 2008-09 2002-05
2009-11 2008-11 2006-07
20112001-04* 2006-09 20082003-06 2009-10
Sun Prairie New Berlin
N. Kansas City Sullivan Lee’s Summit Liberty St. Robert Lee’s Summit
Alecia Hefter (20012005) has the honor of being the only player in Jennies history to be a part of teams which reached the National Championship Finals every year she was student-athlete.
Alecia earned 1st Team All-American honors for her athletic performance in 200304 and Academic AllAmerican honors all four years of her career at Central.
Ashley Bonebright Jesslyn Denton Samantha Lore
Ann Brown Amanda Cortese Natalie Cortese Sandra Dekoj Jaime Fletcher Becky Graffia Sara Graffia Samantha Johnsen Sarah Kelly Brooke Landes Christine Lukie Jen Medon Tina Peak Courtney Peludat Rachel Rothermel Darby Shaw Alyssa Surges Samantha Swanson Jenna Wagner
Danielle Dunkin Stephanie McCuloch Ashley Purnell Alecia Savage Kalei Timmer Kristen Tracy Jessica Wright
Decatur Hoffman Estates Hoffman Estates Barrington Hills Loves Park Arlington Heights Arlington Heights Aurora Danville Sycamore Belleville Darien Machesney Park Collinsville Machesney Park Lake Villa Schaumburg Lemont Burr Ridge
2005-08 2008-09 2008-09 2002-05 2007 2001-03* 2003-04 2008-10 2001-03* 2005-06 2004-05 2007-08 2003-07 2007 2005-09 2010 2004-09 2004-08 2004-07
Kim Wirth (2003-07) was an Honorable Mention AllAmerican in 2004-05, and was an Academic AllAmerican four years. Kim earned two MVP and five all–tournament team selections during her career. Photos by UCM Media Services
Alecia Hefter New York
Katie Eckelberger Danielle LeFever North Dakota
Kim Knapp Ohio
Erin Landord Oregon
Tracie Driggs South Dakota
Darcy Schmidt Texas
Megan Bentham Amber Gazverde Jamie Mitchell Kim Wallace Ashley Williams Madison Williams
Flower Mound Pearland Richmond Houston
Misty Griffith Washington
Shannon Dexter Wisconsin
Samantha Kilian Kim Wirth
Photo by USBC
Team Game Average—5 Person Format 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
994.4 941.8 994.6 972.0 980.8 954.3 957.7 930.3 931.0 972.1
Team Game Average—Baker Format 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
189.6 188.6 197.4 196.8 194.3 191.4 192.5 188.1 187.4 195.9
South Korea Alyssa Surges (pictured at right) was a member of two Jennies teams which made the NCAA Championship finals (2005, 2009).. Alyssa earned All-American honors her senior season
Photo by Megan Raymond
Sarah Bane Sara Cox Robin Noland Angela Swift
Dyer Terre Haute Anderson Indianapolis
2005-06 2002-06 2007-11 2002-04
Courtney Barker Trisha James Morgan Kuckelman
Edwardsville Olathe Wichita
Theresa Christopher Alli Gerding-Scully Brittany Potts Kara Richard
2007-11 2005-09 2009-11 2010-
Eden Prairie Blaine
Trenton Davison Saginaw
Larissa Lantto Kelli Schroeder Missouri
Kate Bocklage Kelly Boedeker
Year-by-Year Stats Team Win/Loss/Tie Records Year 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Record 98-22 96-25 86-28 89-21 78-22-1 82-30-1 79-25 88-38 86-44 87-35
Finish 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 5th 5th 5th 2nd 7th 7th
62 ~ 2011-12 UCM Jennies Bowling ~ 62
Tina Peak (2003-07) helped lead the Jennies to two NCAA Championship finals and two top-five team performances. During her career, Tina averaged 200 her entire career and nearly 230 in postseason competition. Tina earned five AllAmerican honors. Photo provided by USBC
Jennies Individual & Team Records Individual Spare Percentage
Individual Player Performances Year
2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
2 2 2 5 3 4 3 0 2 1
8 8 15 17 13 14 15 5 7 8
Team Academic Performance Year
2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Bryanna Caldwell Erin Landford Natalie Jimenez Amber Gazverde Nicole Banks Becky Graffia Alyssa Surges Kelli Schroeder Alecia Hefter Tina Peak Jamie Mitchell
82.5 % 80.3 % 79.8 % 79.6 % 79.2 % 78.4 % 78.1 % 77.8 % 77.6 % 77.4 % 76.8 %
2004-08 2001-03 20092000-04 * 1998-02 * 1999-03 * 2005-09 20092001-05 2003-07 2006-09
3.32 3.54 3.16 2.87 3.39 3.33 3.68 3.48 3.04 3.28
Becky Graffia Tina Peak Jiovanna Bruce
92.2 % 91.9 % 91.8 %
2002-03 2003-04 2005-06
* portion of stats earned prior to varsity sport status
High Individual Game Name
Tina Peak Tina Peak Bryanna Caldwell
2003-04 2004-05 2005-06
300 300 300
High Individual Series (3 games)
3.54 3.52 3.21 3.11 3.39 3.32 3.81 3.27 3.38 3.32
8 9 10
Amber Gazverde Natalie Jimenez Tina Peak
Sara Cox (2002-06) was a two-time 2nd Team All-American at Central. Sara also earned Academic AllAmerican honors her entire career and was part of three National Championship Finals
2001-02 2009-10 2004-05
805 757 748
High Team Game - 5 Person Event Name
Mid States Invite NCAA Champ’s NCAA Champ’s
2003-04 2003-04 2003-04
1208 1192 1160
Photo by Bob Badalucco
Individual Strike Percentage
High Team Series - 5 person
(Career) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Amber Gazverde Bryanna Caldwell Tina Peak Natalie Jimenez Erin Landford Sarah Bane Alecia Hefter Becky Graffia Kim Wirth Kim Wallace
52.3 % 49.5 % 48.2 % 46.9 % 46.9 % 46.8 % 45.7 % 45.3 % 43.9 % 42.8 %
2000-04 * 2004-08 2003-07 20092001-04 2005-06 2001-05 1999-03 * 2003-07 2008-
Individual Strike Percentage (Season)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Amber Gazverde Amber Gazverde Bryanna Caldwell Natalie Jimezez Tina Peak Bryanna Caldwell Kim Wallace Bryanna Caldwell Bryanna Caldwell Tina Peak
55.2 % 53.6 % 52.6 % 51.7 % 50.2 % 49.1 % 48.5 % 48.2 % 48.1 % 47.7 %
2003-04 2001-02 2005-06 2010-11 2003-04 2004-05 2010-11 2007-08 2006.07 2005-06
Bryanna Caldwell (2004-08) helped lead the Jennies to top five finishes at the NCAA Championships all four years she was as a student-athlete and both years she served as an Assisttant Coach. Bryanna leads or is in the top three of every season and career statistical category. Photo taken by USBC
Individual Spare Percentage (Season)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Amanda Cortese Bryanna Caldwell Kara Richard Amber Gazverde Amber Gazverde Bryanna Caldwell Erin Landford Nicole Banks Alyssa Surges Natalie Jimenez
92.9% 84.5 % 84.3 % 83.9 % 83.7 % 83.6 % 83.5 % 83.1 % 82.5 % 81.9 %
2008-09 2007-08 2010-11 2003-04 2001-02 2006-07 2001-02 2001-02 2006-07 2010-11
(3 games) Event Name
Mid States Match Games NCAA Champ’s
Single Pins (Career) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Bryanna Caldwell Kelli Schroeder Amber Gazverde Tina Peak Erin Landford Jamie Mitchell Natalie Jimenez Nicole Banks Alecia Hefter Becky Graffia
92.5 % 91.1 % 90.8 % 90.0 % 89.8 % 89.4 % 89.4 % 89.2 % 89.1 % 88.7 %
2004-08 20092000-04 * 2003-07 2001-03 2006-09 20091998-02 2001-05 1999-03 *
Alcorn St. Invite NCAA Champ’s Alcorn St. Invite
Bryanna Caldwell Kelli Schroeder Bryanna Caldwell Amber Gazverde Nicole Banks Kara Richard Erin Landford
95.7 % 95.3 % 94.4 % 93.3 % 93.2 % 92.6 % 92.4 %
2006-07 2010-11 2007-08 2003-04 2001-02 2010-11 2001-02
2004-05 2010-11 2004-05
300 297 289
(3 games) Event Name
Alcorn St. Invite Alcorn St. Invite Greater Ozark
Single Pins (Season) Name
3368 3324 3210
High Team Series - Baker Format
Individual Spare Percentage –
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2001-02 2001-02 2003-04
High Team Game - Baker Format
Individual Spare Percentage – Name
63 ~ 2011-12 UCM Jennies Bowling ~ 63
2004-05 2004-05 2004-05
763 758 742
Jamie Mitchell was the National Rookie of the Year in 2006-07. Jamie also helped lead the Jennies to the NCAA Championships every year she was a member of the squad (2006-09), including a National RunnerUp finish at the 2009 NCAA Championships Photo taken by Megan Raymond
Jennies in the Media
The cover and a feature story of the September 2011 edition of Bowler’s Journal, an international publication of over 200,ooo subscribers, involved 2011 freshman Gabby Mayfield. Mayfield finished second at the 2011 Teen Masters Championships, which was held at Grand Central Station in New York City, NY.
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Photo courtesy of Bowler’s Journal
Samantha Swanson, Bryanna Caldwell and Jennies Bowling were featured in the February 2008 issue of Pitch Magazine, a Kansas Citybased publication, looking at the rise of the bowling industry. The Fall 2007 US Youth Bowler magazine included a feature article on Tina Peak. The story focused on her ability to overcome the loss of her mother at a young age. Despite the tough times, Tina pursued her bowling career at Central Missouri, became an 1st Team All-American and a member Jr. Team USA. Photo courtesy of US Youth Bowler
UCM Library Service’s READ program features individuals and groups from the campus community in its campaign to promote reading. Following the Jennies’ NCAA Championship appearance in April 2009, the squad was asked to promote children’s literacy with a display featured in various campus sights. Photo courtesy of UCM Library Services
A UCM Media Services campaign highlighting its students’ success stories has included Bryanna Caldwell, a four-time Division II Player of the Year and two-time member of Junior Team USA, in several promotional materials. Photo courtesy of UCM University Relations
64 ~ 2011-12 UCM Jennies Bowling ~ 64
Photo courtesy of www.pitch.com archives
2011-12 Bowling schedule Oct. 15-16
at Newman Mid-States Invitational - Wichita, Kan.
at UCM Greater Ozark Invitational - Springfield, Mo.
at UMES Hawk Classic - Princess Anne, Maryland
at VUU Jeannette Lee Invitational - Midlothian, Va.
at ASU Mid-Winter Classic - Cabot, Ark.
at Nebraska Big Red Invitational - Lincoln, Neb.
at Prairie View A&M Invitational - Arlington, Texas
at Morgan State Inv. - Baltimore, Md.
at Alabama A&M Holiday Classic - Bessemer, Ala.
at Vanderbilt Music City Classic- Smyrna, Tenn.
at NCAA Championships - Wickliffe, Ohio
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Published on Mar 15, 2012