weekend, on Nov. 3-4, the Oberlin mens and womens intercollegiate
bowling teams competed in their first match of the year at Kent
States Colonial Village Lanes in Akron, Ohio. The tournaments
grueling format consisted of six games on Saturday and three on
Sunday followed by six Baker-style games, in which each of five
team members rolls two frames of a single game score.
Senior Dan Blackburns 212 was the highest game rolled for
Oberlin on Saturday. Blackburn was also tops among Oberlin bowlers
with a 170 average for the tournament. First-years Sam Hoffman (157)
and Andy Seidel (156) also averaged above 150 for the mens
On Sunday, first-year Elaine Hill shot a 219, Oberlins highest
game of the weekend. Hills 156 average was best among Oberlin
women, followed by senior Kia Treiers 141 standard. Sophomore
Adam Carlson (211), junior Jacob Adams (201) and Hoffman (200) also
turned in high games for Oberlin on Sunday.
Oberlin finished last among the 22 mens and five womens
teams from schools as far away as North Carolina State. The mens
division was won by Saginaw Valley (Mich.) State College. Saginaws
Bill ONeill, the 2000-01 national collegiate Bowler of the
Year, paced the mens scoring with a 254 average, including
consecutive perfect 300 games on Sunday morning. ONeills
second 300 game was bowled against Oberlins mens team.
Morehead (Ky.) State won the womens division, while Jes Lesagonicz
of Shippensburg (Pa.) University topped all women with a 214 average.
Oberlins next intercollegiate event will be the ACU-I Regional
tournament on Feb. 15-17 at a campus yet to be determined. The team,
which participates in three tournaments per year, will also host
the Oberlin College Unconventional on a Saturday in April to be
Tom Reid, Oberlins bowling guru, not only is the coach and
leader of the club team, but also teaches bowling classes at the
College Lanes every semester.