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Monday, October 23, 2017



NEWS ARCHIVE

Recent News


ARTICLE ARCHIVE

by Kerm Helmer
Collegiate Fever


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lucas Wiseman
USBC Communications
lucas.wiseman@bowl.com
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MACLELLAND, GONGORA HONORED AS COLLEGIATE MVPS

ROCKFORD, Ill. - Saginaw Valley State senior Dan MacLelland and Wichita State junior Sandra Gongora were named Most Valuable Players for the 2008-09 collegiate bowling season by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association.

MacLelland and Gongora were honored along with the rest of the All-Americans at the Night of Champions banquet held Wednesday in conjunction with the 2009 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships, presented by Storm, which open Thursday at The Cherry Bowl.

The pair also were named 2008-09 Bowling Writers Association of America Collegiate Players of the Year at Wednesday's event.

This marks the second straight MVP award for Windsor, Ontario, native MacLelland, who helped lead the Cardinals to the national title in 2006 and 2007. He has been named the MVP of the Intercollegiate Team Championships the past two years.

MacLelland is joined as a first team All-American by John Szczerbinski of Wichita State, Derek Hartnell of Newman, Josh Blanchard of Wichita State and J.R. Raymond of McKendree.

"This year was all for my father who passed away before the start of the season," said MacLelland, whose father Len lost his battle with cancer last fall. "My teammates were really supportive of me and even came to the funeral. At this point in my life, everything is for my dad."

Gongora led the nation with a 210.87 average, more than seven pins higher than the next closest player. The Monterrey, Mexico, native earned All-American honors for the first time.

She is joined on the women's first team by Brigette Harrelson of Central Florida, Rebekah Diers of McKendree, Liz Seibel of Penn State and Jenn Boisselle of Central Florida.

"I knew I was having a good season, but I was always so focused on the team that I never realized how well I was doing," Gongora said. "This is for my team."

Larry Brande of Webber International and Liz Seibel of Penn State were named the Rookie of the Year in their respective divisions. Newman men's coach Billy Murphy and Central Florida women's coach Pat Costello were named the Kerm Helmer Coaches of the Year.

Robert Burks, the former Indiana coach and founder of the Hoosier Classic, was honored with the Gordon Teigen Meritorious Service Award.




NATIONAL COLLEGIATE BOWLING COACHES ASSOCIATION
2008-09 ALL-AMERICANS

MEN
First Team:
Dan MacLelland, Saginaw Valley State
John Szczerbinski, Wichita State
Derek Hartnell, Newman
Josh Blanchard, Wichita State
J.R. Raymond, McKendree.

Second Team:
Daniel Vick, Rochester Tech
Shawn Naumann, Central Florida
Tim Pfeifer, Robert Morris University
Larry Brande, Webber International
Paul Hogan, CSU-Fresno.

Honorable Mention:
Chris Bardol, Robert Morris College
Brett Cunningham, Lindenwood
Sammy Krucek, Calumet
Toby Sambueno, Saginaw Valley State
Richard VanScoyk, McKendree.

Most Valuable Player:
Dan MacLelland, Saginaw Valley State

Rookie of the Year:
Larry Brande, Webber International

Kerm Helmer Coach of the Year:
Billy Murphy, Newman

WOMEN
First Team:
Sandra Gongora, Wichita State
Brigette Harrelson, Central Florida
Rebekah Diers, McKendree
Liz Seibel, Penn State
Jenn Boisselle, Central Florida.

Second Team:
Sarah O'Brien, Briarcliffe
Kim Yioulos, Pikeville
Melissa Hurst, Wichita State
Becky Sulligan, Pikeville
Kristie Petravich, Central Florida.

Honorable Mention:
Dayna Galganski, Central Florida
Lori Hanken, McKendree
Rocio Restrepo, Wichita State
Jasmine Coleman, CSU-Fresno
Hayley Beavis, Martin Methodist.

Most Valuable Player:
Sandra Gongora, Wichita State

Rookie of the Year:
Liz Seibel, Penn State

Kerm Helmer Coach of the Year:
Pat Costello, Central Florida

SERVICE
Gordon Teigen Meritorious Service Award:
Robert Burks, former Indiana coach and founder of the Hoosier Classic




BOWLING WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
2008-2009 COLLEGIATE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

Male Collegiate Player of the Year
Dan MacLelland, Saginaw Valley State

Male Runners-up
J.R. Raymond, McKendree
John Szczerbinski, Wichita State
Josh Blanchard, Wichita State
Derek Hartnell, Newman

Male Honorable Mention
Larry Brande, Webber International
Shawn Naumann, Central Florida
Toby Sambueno, Saginaw Valley State

Female Collegiate Player of the Year
Sandra Gongora, Wichita State

Female Runners-up
Sarah O'Brien, Briarcliff
Rebekah Diers, McKendree
Brigette Harrelson, Central Florida
Liz Seibel, Penn State

Female Honorable Mention
Jenn Boisselle, Central Florida
Kristie Petravich, Central Florida
Kim Yioulos, Pikeville