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Women’s bowling 2022-23 season review

Women’s bowling 2022-23 season review

ROCK ISLAND – The Augustana Vikings women’s bowling team finished their fourth consecutive 20-win season with 34 victories, the most in program history.

Marty Resner guided Augie to a fourth-place finish in the CCIW in his fourth season at the helm, his second year since returning to the program prior to the 2021-22 season. 

Augie opened their season with road trips to the Warhawk Classic in Fort Atkinson, Wis. and the 5 Seasons Classic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In their first tournament, the Vikings finished second out of five CCIW teams in attendance before setting a new all-time Baker record with a 178.7 average at the Cedar Rapids Center. 

The team then returned to the Quad Cities for the Western Illinois Leatherneck Classic where Delaney Walsh rolled a career-high 211 and led the team in spare and strike conversions in traditional format. Following the Classic, the Vikings placed fifth at the opening CCIW tournament in Bettendorf, Iowa where they recorded a 3-4 record, including two Baker wins. 

A pair of smaller tournaments followed, leading off with the Peacock Classic, where Augie placed sixth out of nine teams in attendance and achieved a plethora of individual and team success. The Vikings set a new program-high 254 pinfall in their opening Baker match of the weekend, breaking the previous record of 253 at the Midwest Classic on January 9, 2020. Samantha Novak racked up a career-high 967-pin series, while teammate Sarah Stevanovic claimed a career-best five-game series with a 924-pinfall. 

With their 27th victory of the season at the Flyer Classic in Lockport, Ill. Augustana surpassed the program’s previous win record of 23. The team continued to set records, traveling to the Hawk Invite in Quincy, Ill. where they placed fourth out of seven teams and rolled an 822 to shatter the previous four-game Baker record of 782 set in the 2018 season. 

The year culminated with the final CCIW event in Addison. Augie placed fourth out of the eight conference teams to finish in a tie for third in the CCIW regular season standings. The team narrowly missed out on the CCIW Championships due to tiebreakers. 

Following the conclusion of the season, Stevanovic competed at the USBC Individual Sectionals. She posted an 1136 total pinfall, finishing…

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