Top Aggie bowler is an All-American
(pictured above: Bowling standout Emily Strombeck.)
The most decorated bowler in North Carolina A&T history has done it again.
Sophomore Emily Strombeck added another accolade to her flourishing career last week as she was named a 2013-14 honorable mention All-American by the National Tenpin Coaches Association.
The All-American teams are selected based on votes from collegiate head coaches who are members of the NTCA.
“She earned it,” Head Coach James Williams said. “Emily improved her game from last year and the coaches recognized her hard work.”
Strombeck, who received the program’s first ever All-American honor, helped take the Aggies to a remarkable year.
A&T saw its program reach its first national ranking when it entered the NTCA poll ranked 20th in January. The Aggies’ progression throughout the season included defeating several other ranked teams, which allowed them to finish 13th in the nation.
Strombeck turned in A&T’s highest average throughout the season and was named the MEAC Player of the Year, which was the first time an Aggie had earned that honor.
The sophomore totaled a pinfall of 8,889 and averaged 202.0 in 44 games. She bowled a season-high 254, and was selected MEAC Bowler of the Week four times. Strombeck, who was named MEAC Rookie of the Year last season, earned tournament MVP honors at the Aggie Master’s Challenge and was selected to four all-tournament teams this season.