Vanderbilt’s national champion bowling program has been honored by the National Ten Pin Coaches Association for its academic prowess.
Vanderbilt’s team has been designated “NTCA All-Academic” after attaining a composite 3.234 grade point average for the 2017-18 school year, a distinction it has carried for years. Vanderbilt University is the highest ranked academic institution of any sponsoring an NCAA bowling program, ranked 14th in the latest U.S. News and World Reports study.
Additionally, five Commodores earned NTCA All-Academic honors for achieving grade point averages over 3.40 during the recently completed academic year.
They include Bryanna Leyen, a sophomore elementary education major from Perry Hall, Md.; Lauren Potechin, an engineering science major from Short Hills, N.J.; Kristin Quah, a biomedical engineering and electrical engineering double major from Singapore; Emily Rigney, an economics sophomore from East Doncaster, Australia; and Adel Wahner, a Medicine, Health and Society and psychology double major from Las Cruces, N.M. Quah's 3.95 cumulative grade point also earned the NCAA's Elite 90 Award last April.