RUTHERFORD, N.J. – All eleven members of the 2016-17 Felician University women's bowling team were recently named to the National Tenpin Coaches Assocation (NTCA) All-Academic Team.
In order to be named Academic All-NTCA, recipients must have used a season of competition on an NCAA-sponsored women's bowling team, and earned a grade-point average of 3.40 or above for the 2016-17 academic year.
"At our first team meeting every year, I stress that academics come first," said third-year Felician head coach Andrew Toriello. "Other than achieving a winning record, our main goal is for each person to set themselves up to achieve whatever they want in life. Our young women are well on their way."
In addition to leading the nation with a team GPA of 3.741, Felician, in its third season of intercollegiate competition, set a school record for wins with a 59-41 won-lost record. The Golden Falcons finished third in the East Coast Conference Championship tournament for the second consecutive year.
In all, 229 student-athletes were recognized, representing 50 schools. Felician's recipients are listed below with GPA and major course of study.
|Name||YR||Hometown/High School||Major(s)||16-17 GPA||Cum. GPA|
|Heather Androvich||JR||Carteret, N.J./Careret||Nursing||3.657||3.530|
|Nicole Aumack||FR||Brick, N.J./Brick Township||Education||3.789||3.803|
|Kaitlyn Buck||SO||Farmingdale, N.J./Howell||Psychology||3.501||3.686|
|Michelle Gulino||JR||Howell, N.J./Howell||Criminal Justice||3.949||3.975|
|Kristen Keller||JR||Reading, Pa./Schuylkill Valley||Communications||3.928||3.849|
|Alex Laurenzano||JR||Brick, N.J./Brick Township||Graphic Design||4.000||3.968|
|Fiona McDermott||FR||New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South||History||3.668||3.628|
|Kristin Natoli||JR||Freehold, N.J./Howell||Biology||3.912||3.970|
|Kaitlyn Stapleton||JR||Washington Twp., N.J./Westwood Regional||Biology||3.839||3.881|
|Kristine Verbeke||FR||Wayne, N.J./Wayne Valley||Nursing||3.467||3.467|
|Jessica Zalewski||JR||Barnegat, N.J./Barnegat||English Education||3.446||3.540|