Louisiana Tech’s Allie Leiendecker Named NTCA Rookie of the Year

first_imgSecond Team Olivia Farwell, Jr., DuquesneBea Hernandez, So., Sam Houston StateJulia Huren, Sr., Arkansas StateAllie Leiendecker, Fr., Louisiana TechAdel Wahner, Sr., Vanderbilt WHITEWATER, Wis. – Louisiana Tech’s Allie Leiendecker is the Division I Rookie of the Year, the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) announced Monday. In addition to Leiendecker’s award, Youngstown State’s Doug Kuberski was voted the Division I Coach of the Year. Along with the individual honors, 12 Southland Bowling League (SBL) student-athletes were awarded All-America status for their play throughout the 2019-20 season.Leiendecker grabbed Rookie of the Year accolades along with second team All-America distinctions after being named the SBL’s Newcomer of the Year. The Wooster, Ohio, native tied a bow on an impressive freshman campaign after notching a traditional frame average of 20.67, a mark that ranked second in the league. She accumulated 540 strikes throughout the season. Leiendecker concluded the season with a Southland Bowler of the Month award after her February play, as well as second team All-SBL honors.Kuberski claimed Coach of the Year after leading an impressive turnaround for the Youngstown State team, closing out the season ranked No. 10 in the final NTCA of the season. The Penguins entered the 2019-20 season ranked No. 23 but moved up the poll to No. 7 in March, marking the best ranking in program history. YSU was one of five SBL teams to finish the season in the NTCA Top-25 poll.A total of 12 Southland Bowling League student-athletes were recognized among the NTCA All-America teams, with Vanderbilt’s five selections leading the way. Senior Maria Bulanova, the 2020 Southland Bowling League Bowler of the Year, led the Commodores as a first-team selection, while Adel Wahner and Samantha Gainor earned second and third team honors, respectively. Mabel Cummins and Angelique Dalesandro claimed honorable mention recognition to close out the Vanderbilt honorees.Julia Huren and Taylor Davis represent Arkansas State with second- and third-team honors, respectively. Sam Houston State’s Bea Hernandez notched a spot on the second team, while Elise Chambers was named honorable mention. Stephen F. Austin’s Carlene Beyer and Tulane’s Madison McCall round out the SBL honorees, earning spots among the honorable mention list.2019-20 NTCA All-Americans:First Team Taylor Bailey, Sr., McKendreeMaria Bulanova, Sr., VanderbiltBreanna Clemmer, Sr., McKendreeAlexis Neuer, Sr., Delaware StateRaquel Orozco, Sr., University of Nebraska-Lincoln Third Team Taylor Davis, Jr., Arkansas StateRebecca Dodson, So., Mount St. Mary’sSamantha Gainor, Jr., VanderbiltCameron Strombeck, Jr., North Carolina A&THaley Youker, So., MercyhurstHonorable Mention Carlene Beyer, So., Stephen F. AustinElise Chambers, So., Sam Houston StateAmanda Chrzanowski, Jr., Fairleigh DickinsonMabel Cummins, Fr., VanderbiltAngelique Dalesandro, So., VanderbiltHope Gramly, So., McKendreeCayla Hicks, Sr., Maryland Eastern ShoreMadison McCall, Jr., TulaneCassidy Ray, So., Nebraska-LincolnChloe Skurzynski, So., Maryland Eastern ShorePlayer of the Year Division I: Raquel Orozco, Nebraska-LincolnDivision II/III: Breanna Clemmer, McKendreeRookie of the Year Division I: Allie Leiendecker, Louisiana TechDivision II/III: CC Riojas, WilmingtonCoach of the Year Division I: Doug Kuberski, Youngstown StateDivision II/III: Shannon O’Keefe, McKendreelast_img read more

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