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Both Men’s and Women’s Bowling Gear up for WHAC Championships

Both Men's and Women's Bowling Gear up for WHAC Championships

Grand Rapids, Mich. — The Aquinas men’s and women’s bowling teams are lined up to compete in the WHAC Championships on Saturday (Feb. 17). The lanes will open at 8:30 a.m. for the all day contest. The Saints will march their way to Royal Scot Bowling in Lansing, Michigan, for the final season competition. Here are some key takeaways from both teams prior to the championships.


The current WHAC standings has AQ in fifth with a total of 50 points, just behind Concordia with 53. Madonna is seeded third with 59, as both Indiana Tech and Lawrence Tech are tied on top with 78 points. 

AQ had two finishes this season that topped their season. In September, the Saints claimed a runner-up finish at the Warrior Classic held at Rochester. 

At the Warrior Classic, there were three Saints who stamped their way into the top 10. Michael Deming collected 917 pins for a second place finish overall. Dylan Vermilyea was narrowly behind with 901 taking fourth. As Abery Thomas III was steady with 873 for a seventh place finish.

Jack Wicker was just outside the top 25 with a 772 placing him in 26th. While Joshua Boersma finished with a 673 securing a top 50 finish (48).

The second and more recent top Saints finish occurred at the WHAC Jamboree #4. Once again, Aquinas had a runner-up finish at the competition. 

There was four top-50 finishes for AQ at the WHAC Greater Detroit Open.

Thomas performed best for the Saints with a 842, granting him 16th overall. Greyson White tallied 822 for 21st and Deming was just behind with 820 pins, placing him in 23rd. Dylan Vermilyea tagged in for 808 (30th) and Anthony Deluccia was just outside with a 52nd placing with 765 total pins.

AQ freshman Anthony Deluccia made history by joining The 300 Club. at the Midwest Collegiate Championships. Deluccia bowled 12 strikes in a row to secure the second-ever recorded perfect game in the history of Aquinas men’s bowling.


The women are seeded 9th in the WHAC standings. The Ladies best finish occurred at the Cornerstone Classic where they had a runner-up finish. 

AQ had three top 20 placements at the event. Brynna Hanson had 872 (17th), Chloe Fisk collected 906 (7th), and Kayla Van Linden performed best for Aquinas as she stamped herself a third place finish with 961 total pins.

Other top performances on the year include a third place finish by Carley Blanchard

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