Webber International women cruise to the title in NAIA Championship

    03/26/13

    USBC Collegiate

    Robert Morris University captures men's title; Webber men finish third

    2013NAIAWebberWomen.jpg The Webber International women made their way through the winner's bracket to win the 2013 NAIA Championship presented by the Kegel Training Center at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind. on Sunday, March 25, while the Webber men fell short in the semi-final match against eventual champion Robert Morris Illinois University.

    USBCGoldCoachRandyStoughton.jpgIn the women's final, Webber International (pictured) was the undefeated team in the bracket heading into the finals and lost to Midland University, 3-1, in the opening match. Webber rebounded to defeat Midland, 4-1, in the deciding match.

    Women's coach Randy Stoughton (pictured right) stated, "Our team fought hard and overcame some self-doubt and achieved a very well deserved championship. Repeating our championship ways from 2012 ITC victory over Midland was very rewarding."

    Webber's Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, was named the women's most valuable player and was joined on the all-tournament team by Katie Thornton of Webber International. Sabrina Davis of Midland, Tawni Vollmer of Robert Morris and Brianna Larson of Pikeville.

    2013NAIARobertMorrisIllinoisMen.jpg The Webber men battled their way through the winner's bracket until they hit a road block, Calumet College, and then struggled to regain momentum to battle back through the loser's bracket.

    Robert Morris (pictured) came out of the losers bracket and defeated Calumet twice in the men's championship of the double-elimination match-play bracket. The Eagles took the title with a 3-2 win the best-of-five deciding championship match. Robert Morris swept Calumet 3-0 to force the deciding match.

    Jon Trzcinski of Webber International was named the most valuable player on the men's side and was joined on the all-tournament team by Mitch Katic of Calumet, Tyler Cruz of Midland, Marshall Kent of Robert Morris and Andrew Handler of Lindenwood-Belleville.

     


    2013 NAIA Invitational - Day 3

     

     


    2013NAIAChampionshipLogo.jpg The NAIA Championships featured 24 men's teams and 20 women's teams competing in the NAIA Invitational. The format consisted of 20 baker games of qualifying on Friday to determine seeding for the bracket and best-of-five double elimination matches.

    Both the Webber International men and women will be the defending champions at the Intercollegiate Team Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska, April 17-20, after they swept the titles in the 2012 ITC.

    The USBC Collegiate Bowling signature event will be broadcasted live on youtube.com/bowltv.