READING, Pa. – Felician University junior women's bowling right-hander Jenn Ingulli (Oakhurst, N.J./Ocean Township) was named the Most Valuable Player of the Baker Event of the Bud Whitman Memorial, hosted by Chestnut Hill College on Saturday at Berks Lanes.
This weekend marks the first official dates of competition nationwide for NCAA Women's Bowling. The Bud Whitman Memorial is being staged as two separate one-day tournaments. Saturday's format consisted of five five-game Baker matches, with total pinfall determining the team standings.
Ingulli's MVP status was determined from all bowlers who competed in 75 percent of frames. Of eligible competitors, she recorded the highest Baker frame average, a 22.84. It is the first such honor of her collegiate career.
The Golden Falcons went 1-4 in their dual matches, with the victory coming in Match 4 over 2019 East Coast Conference champion Caldwell University by a score of 986-898. Among their losses was a 1035-872 setback to No. 21 nationally-ranked Mount Saint Mary's University in the day's final match. Felician averaged 175.6 for the day's 25 Baker games, but saw its opponents put up a 190.1 figure.
Felician's total of 4,389 pins left it in 11th place out of 13 schools in the team standings. They were 65 pins back of host Chestnut Hill in 10th place, and 92 ahead of 12th-place Mount Aloysius College.
No. 20 Duquense University captured the title with 5,006 pins, a per-game average of 200.3 Duquesne finished 88 pins ahead of runner-up and No. 22 Adelphi University. No team went perfect in dual matches, with the Dukes, Panthers and Mount Saint Mary's capturing four victories.
Felician returns to Berks Lanes on Sunday for the Traditional Event of the Bud Whitman Memorial.