NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt gets back to the lanes this weekend when traveling to Trenton, New Jersey, for Monmouth’s annual invitational – the Hawk Flight Invite.
The event features a relatively small field with 10 of the 12 entries representing Eastern-based schools. Here’s more information on the tournament:
• 9:55 a.m. CT Friday: Five 5-game Baker games
• 8:30 a.m. CT Saturday: Five team games
• 7:27 a.m. CT Sunday: One team game
8:45 a.m. CT suNDAY: two rounds of best-of-seven Baker games
COMPETING TEAMS (12)
Caldwell, Duquesne, Fairleigh Dickinson, Felician, Long Island-Brooklyn, Mercyhurst, Monmouth, New Jersey City, Saint Francis (NY), Sam Houston State, Vanderbilt and Wilmington.
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
Vanderbilt has attended this event since it was established by Monmouth head coach and former Commodore Karen Grygiel who was a member of the 2007 NCAA championship team. The Commodores have won the last two Monmouth championships, last season beating Sam Houston in the title match.
FOLLOWING THE TOURNAMENT
VANDY’S TRAVEL TEAM
LAST TIME OUT
The Commodores won for the third time this season, this time at Arkansas State’s Mid-Winter Classic.
NCAAwomen’sbowling.com contains a variety of articles and, perhaps most interesting, official national statistics. The stats posted are updated as of Feb. 12 so they don’t include Vandy’s strong numbers from Arkansas (which will likely improve standings), but four Commodores rank among national leaders.
Wahner leads the nation in four categories – filled frame percentage (90.6), single pin spares (97.8), makeable spares (92.4) and spare conversion percentage (82.7).
Bulanova is second in filled frame percentage (89.2), third in single pin spares (95.1), fourth in scoring average (21.05), sixth in strike percentage (51.3) and in other categories as well.
Gainor is 15th in filled frames (86.4), strike percentage (50.3) and is fourth in set-up bowler strike percentage (52.0).
Cummins ranks 11th in single pin spares (93.9) and ninth in set-up bowler strikes (47.1).