NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Southland Bowling League announced Monday its selections for individual awards and All-SBL selections and Vanderbilt had five student-athletes recognized, including Bowler of the Year Maria Bulanova.
Bulanova, a senior from Moscow, Russia, was the Southland Bowling League Bowler of the Month for her performances in January. She won the individual championship and was named MVP at the Ladyjack Hammer Classic and was also named the Northeastern Invitational MVP.
A member of the Mid-Winter Invitational and Columbia 300 Music City Classic all-tournament teams as well, Bulanova was the 2019 Southland Bowling League Player of the Year and 2019 NCAA Player of the Year.
Along with Bulanova, Vanderbilt junior Samantha Gainor was named to the SBL All-Conference first team. Gainor, from Chesterfield, Michigan, turned in three top-20 finishes during the 2019-20 season and was the program’s recipient of the Harry Stoddard Award which is presented annually to the Commodore with outstanding work ethic, enthusiasm and selflessness as voted on by the team.
Vanderbilt senior Adel Wahner and Vandy sophomore Angelique Dalesandro were named to the SBL All-Conference second team. Wahner (Las Cruces, New Mexico) finished second at the Stormin’ Blue & White Classic while Dalesandro (Rolling Meadows, Illinois) came in fifth at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational and ninth at the Hawk Flight Invite.
Mabel Cummins, a Vandy freshman from Elburn, Illinois, was named to the SBL All-Conference third team. Cummins turned in a seventh-place performance at the Hawk Flight Invite.
The 2019-20 All-SBL teams are chosen based on the Player Composite Performance Index (PCPI).
2019-20 All-Southland Bowling League Awards
Bowler of the Year: Maria Bulanova, Vanderbilt
Newcomer of the Year: Allie Leiendecker, Louisiana Tech
Coach of the Year: Doug Kuberski, Youngstown State
2019-20 Southland Bowling League All-Conference First Team
|Taylor Davis||Arkansas State||Jr.||Naperville, Ill.|
|Julia Huren||Arkansas State||Sr.||Westland, Mich.|
|Bea Hernandez||Sam Houston State||So.||Manila, Philippines|
|Maria Bulanova||Vanderbilt||Sr.||Moscow, Russia|
|Samantha Gainor||Vanderbilt||Jr.||Chesterfield, Mich.|
2019-20 Southland Bowling League All-Conference Second Team
|Allie Leiendecker||Louisiana Tech||Fr.||Wooster, Ohio|
|Elise Chambers||Sam Houston State||So.||Ocoee, Fla.|
|Madison McCall||Tulane||Jr.||Myrtle Beach, S.C.|
|Angelique Dalesandro||Vanderbilt||So.||Rolling Meadows, Ill.|
|Adel Wahner||Vanderbilt||Sr.||Las Cruces, N.M.|
2019-20 Southland Bowling League All-Conference Third Team
|Emma Stull||Arkansas State||Fr.||Raleigh, N.C.|
|Katelyn Dickerson||Sam Houston State||Sr.||Painesville, Ohio|
|Lynne Fishler||Sam Houston State||Sr.||Ramat Efal, Israel|
|Carlene Beyer||Stephen F. Austin||So.||Ogdensburg, Wis.|
|Mabel Cummins||Vanderbilt||Fr.||Elburn, Ill.|