Altoona women’s bowling team recognized on NTCA All-Academic lists

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A total of six student-athletes from the Penn State Altoona men’s and women’s soccer teams were recognized for their academic successes on Tuesday, Nov. 21, when the College Sports Communicators organization announced its Academic All-District soccer teams.

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. — The National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) released its All-Academic team and individual awards on Tuesday, July 11, recognizing NCAA bowling teams and their student-athletes for excelling in academics this past year.

Penn State Altoona women’s bowling earned a place on the NTCA’s All-Academic Team Award list, while five individual Lion bowlers qualified for All-Academic individual status.

As a team, Penn State Altoona women’s bowling compiled a 3.52 cumulative grade-point average, which ranks as the 14th-highest team GPA among all NCAA women’s bowling programs in the country. To qualify for the NTCA All-Academic Team Award, teams must have recorded cumulative GPAs of 3.2 or higher for the 2022-23 academic year.

Among the individuals recognized on the NTCA All-Academic awards, Penn State Altoona had five of its student-athletes meet the criteria. To take a place on the NTCA All-Academic individual list, student-athletes must have posted cumulative GPAs of 3.4 or higher for the 2022-23 academic year.

The five Penn State Altoona women’s bowlers named to the NTCA All-Academic list are:

  • Isabelle Forcey of Clearfield, majoring in early childhood education
  • Kennedie Lauver of New Berlin, majoring in business
  • Maddy Sosko of Latrobe, majoring in environmental studies
  • Breanna Yarnall of Bedford, majoring in nursing
  • Brooke Yarnall of Bedford, majoring in nursing
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