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