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Maria  Bulanova

Moscow, Russia




Reverse psychology stimulated Vandy

Coaches told the Commodores they had been written off


Bowling claims 2018 NCAA title

Commodores top McKendree for second championship in program history


Dores still one win from title game

Lose hard-fought game to Sam Houston State in national semi-final


Unbeaten VU advances at NCAA

Stuns No. 1 Nebraska, tops No. 5 Sam Houston


Bulanova, Quah are All-Americans

Quah steals Awards Dinner limelight with rare Elite 90 win


2018 Vanderbilt Bowling NCAA Championship

Vanderbilt Bowling wins 2018 NCAA Championship at Tropicana Lanes in St. Louis


Vanderbilt vs. Nebraska (Clark)

View Patrick Clark's photos of the Commodores' match with Nebraska.


Vanderbilt vs. Sam Houston State (Clark)

View Patrick Clark's photos of the Commodores' against Sam Houston State.


NCAA Bowling Championships - Day Three

Photos by Jonathan Mailhes

2016-17 (Freshman)

• First-team All-American
• National Rookie of the Year
• All-Southland Tournament
• Southland Bowler of Month (Dec., 2016)
• Sugar Bowl Classic MVP
• Led Southland anchor bowlers with 36.8% double percentage in 10th
• Was third nationally in overall scoring average (20.97)
• Second nationally in Baker average and fourth in strike percentage (53.3) and first ball 9 or strike (78.7)

Junior Highlights
Considered one of the top players on Federation of Bowling of Russia (FBR)
Was Russian champion since 2013
First Russian in history individually or as team to win European Bowling Tour title.
15-time prize winner at European Youth Championships (three gold, six silver, six bronze)
Became youngest player ever (14) to win a European Bowling Tour title (2013)
Won European Champions Cup (2015) becoming first Russian to win gold in an international adult event.
Set record over six games winning European Youth Championship averaging 245 (2016)
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