Marian University men’s and women’s bowling have been enjoying a successful championship season thus far.
The Sabre women opened their championship season claiming the GLBC title after the four weekends of the regular season. Marian would reach the championship match of the tournament but were defeated coming just short of claiming both titles.
Marian then wrapped up the regular season for CCIW play and earned back-to-back conference championships after going 14-2. With the championship, Marian clinched one of the four spots for the mega-match format tournament March 26-27 in DeKalb, Ill. The Sabres were able to claim the top seed as well from a tiebreaker over Aurora. Carthage and Carroll will be the other two teams in the running for the tournament title.
The Marian men have rolled just as well placing second in the regular season standings of the GLBC. Similarly to the women, the men were defeated in the championship match. In the first game of that match, however, Marian bowled their first 300 Baker game in program history. Rylee Schwartz was named the Bowler of the Year and earned Rookie of the Year recognition. Gavin Suprenand earned a second team all-conference award as well.
The Club Teams Bowling Coaches Association recently released their finalists for the Club All-American awards. To qualify, a bowler must finish in the top 30 among club bowlers for average and/or average differential. The Sabres have three student-athletes in the running in Schwartz, Suprenand, and Ryan Dreikosen.