Thu, Feb. 16, 2017
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Mid-South Conference announced the 2016-17 women's bowling All-MSC teams and individual award winners on Thursday night at the conference's annual banquet at the National Corvette Museum.
Pikeville's (Ky.) Angel West was named the MSC Bowler of the Year, while her teammate, Felicia Montecinos, earned MSC Freshman of the Year honors. Bobby Brown of Pikeville and Jamie Lawrence of Campbellsville (Ky.) were voted on as the MSC Co-Coaches of the Year. Pikeville's Karlee Evans was selected as the MSC Women's Bowling Champions of Character recipient.
To be eligible for all-conference honors, bowlers had to bowl in at least 13 games during the conference's regular season.
West led all Mid-South bowlers with a 207.77 average. She was the only individual to average at least 200 during the conference season. In 17 games during the season, West compiled a grand total of 3,532 pins.
Montecinos had an average of 197.31 in 16 games this season to lead all freshmen in the conference. She bolstered the second-best average in the conference this season, behind only West.
Along with West and Montecinos, Pikeville's Karlee Evans and Christine Johnston were named to the All-MSC First Team. Bethel's (Tenn.) Naomi Davis, Lindenwood-Belleville's (Ill.) Dene Standifer and Martin Methodist's (Tenn.) Keri Ladigo and Regina Laglia rounded out the first team.
The All Mid-South Conference Second Team featured Campbellsville's Crystal Land and Kylah Martin, Cumberlands' (Ky.) Amanda Kelly, Lindenwood-Belleville's Taylor Lee and Lauren Sides and Pikeville's Jenna Coldiron, Caylin Doran and Emily Porter.
Both Brown and Lawrence earn their first MSC Coach of the Year honors.
In his first season as head coach of Pikeville, Brown led the Bears to a 34-2 mark in the MSC this season, while capturing the 2016-17 regular season title. Pikeville enters the conference championship as the No. 1 seed.
Lawrence led Campbellsville to third-place finish in the conference standings this season and its record of 28-8 places the Tigers as the third seed in the conference tournament.
Evans of Pikeville (Ky.) was named the MSC Women's Bowling Champions of Character winner based on her academic and athletic achievement, campus and community leadership, future ambition and demonstration of five core character values of the NAIA.
In addition to the all-conference teams, 40 women's bowling student-athletes were recognized for earning Academic All MSC honors -- reserved for those sophomores or higher with at least a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
The 2017 Mid-South Conference Bowling Championships start at 8:30 a.m. CT on Friday and runs through Sunday.