JONESBORO, Ark. (5/17/23) – Saralyne Nassberg, a transfer from Delaware State, and Malaya Chavez, a product of Joliet (Ill.) West High School, have joined the Arkansas State bowling program, head coach Justin Kostick announced Wednesday.
“Saralyne has great college bowling experience coming from Delaware State,” said Kostick. “She is also a Junior Team USA member and we are looking forward to her getting to campus and being a valuable asset to our program.”
A Lodi, Calif., native, Nassberg bowled each of the last three seasons at Delaware State earning All-MEAC honors the past two seasons. This past season (2022-23), Nassberg earned National TenPin Coaches Association (NTCA) Honorable Mention All-Northeast Region recognition. Nassberg ranked 68th on the PCPI index at 74.895 percent, posting an overall average of 192.6, 188.4 in traditional games and 194.8 in Baker matches.
In the 2021-22 campaign, Nassberg completed the year ranked 44th in the PCPI index at 75.523 percent, registering an overall average of 202.9. She was named Second Team NTCA All-Northeast Region. A Junior Team USA selection in 2022, Nassberg was a Northern California Bowling Association All-Star 13 consecutive years (2007-20). She earned bronze at the Storm Youth Championship in 2019 and finished third in the Junior Gold Championship in 2017.
“Malaya fills a void for us as a left-handed bowler,” said Kostick. “She is a highly skilled bowler that will make an impact as a Red Wolf.”
A Junior Gold bowler, Chavez comes to A-State after a standout prep career at Joliet West High School. She finished fourth individually and helped her team to a runner-up finish at the 2023 IHSA State Championships. She earned consecutive conference and regional individual championships, the first individual in school history to win an individual regional title.