Wichita State’s Geoffrey Young and Newman’s Georgia Drewes won titles at the USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.
The WSU men lost in the final of the Team Championships, falling to Webber International 2 1/2 – 1/2. Webber won the best-of-3 series 179-167, 203-203, 194-184.
In the men’s singles final, Young beat Midland’s Joe Steiner 245-191. Young opened with strikes in six of the first seven frames.
“This is unbelievable because not in a million years did I think singles would be on TV, and I would be the one winning it all,” Young was quoted as saying at Bowl.com. “I was pretty nervous at first, but I calmed down and focused on what I needed to do.”
The event will by shown on tape on CBS Sports Network on May 4.
Young rolled a 242 in the semifinals to beat Calumet’s Anthony Fiorenzo.
Drewes beat Nebraska’s Elise Bolton 204-147 in the final, She reached the final by beating WSU’s Jazreel Tan 226-207 in the semifinals.
“I was more nervous when I was on the practice lanes, and I actually thought I would be sickly nervous when I got on the lanes, but it wasn’t too bad,” Drewes said. “My heart was beating pretty fast, but I just kept to my routine.”