Adel Wahner - Bowling - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#24 Adel Wahner Season 2019-20

Class Senior
Height 5'4''
Hometown Las Cruces, N.M.
High School Mayfield HS

Student-Athlete Feature — A Career Unspared

As a Senior (2019-20):

  • NTCA second team All-American
  • Southland Bowling League second team all-conference
  • Stormin’ Blue & White Classic all-tournament team (second-place finish)
  • Tied for third at at United States Bowling Congress U.S. Amateur Championship
  • Finished 11th at the Northeast Invitational
  • Finished 14th at the Prairie View A&M Invitational
  • Finished 26th at the Columbia 300 Music City Classic
  • Finished 36th at the Hawk Flight Invite
  • Finished 40th at the Mid-Winter Classic
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Junior (2018-19):

  • Third team All-American in 2019
  • Member of Junior Team USA
  • Led NCAA in makeable spares with 89.3% and 4th in filled frames (87.6%)
  • Made two all-tournament teams during the season
  • Dean’s List member

As a Sophomore (2017-18)

  • Earned a position on Junior Team USA after seventh place finish at Junior Gold Tournament in a field of 855
  • Arkansas State Mid-Winter Classic All-Tournament Team selection
  • Averaged 19.52 over 353 frames
  • NTCA Honor Roll selection
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll selection

As a Freshman (2016-17)

  • Broke into lineup early in season
  • Fifth nationally in spare conversions including splits (75.5 percent)
  • Frame averages of 19.52 (team) and 19.28 (baker)

Junior Highlights

  • Entered first competitive scratch tournament at age 10
  • Finished 21 of 763 competitors at 2015 U20 Junior Gold
  • Won 30 womens’ series titles
  • New Mexico-Texas Conference Bowler of the Year (2015)
  • Girls Scratch Champion at Main Event (2014)
  • USBC New Mexico U20 champion (2013)

Academic Highlights

  • Ranked sixth in high school class of 241
  • Honored by Mayfield High for academic excellence in math, science, English, history and German
  • Member of National Honor Society
  • Attended National Young Leaders State Conference
  • Attended Texas Lone Star Leadership Conference

The Wahner File

  • Volunteered in Teen Masters Special Olympics for two years
  • Volunteered in the Unguez Laboratory at New Mexico State helping create a database to catalog data samples