Trio of Vanderbilt bowlers earn All-America recognition

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 9:39am
Staff reports

Three Vanderbilt bowlers earned All-American honors on Wednesday.

On the night before the NCAA Championship gets underway, senior Jessica Earnest and freshmen Robyn Renslow and Amanda Fry were honored by the National Ten Pin Coaches Association. In addition, Renslow was named the Division I Rookie of the Year.

Earnest was named to the first team after three straight years on the second team.

Renslow was tabbed to the second team and became the fourth Vanderbilt bowler in seven years to be named the top rookie. She joins Michelle Peloquin (2006), Brittni Hamilton (2008) and Earnest (2010).

Fry was placed on the third team after making three all-tournament teams during the season. She was named the MVP for a tournament at Sam Houston State.

The Commodores are competing in their eighth straight national tournament. Qualifying rounds for the eight-team field begin on Thursday in Canton, Mich. Semifinals will continue on Friday with the championship to follow on Saturday night. The finals will be televised live on ESPNU at 7 p.m. A replay will be shown on ESPN on Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m.

Vanderbilt finished the regular season ranked fifth nationally and earned the fifth seed. The Commodores reached the semifinals last year, finished second in 2011 and won the national championship in 2007.