Collegiate Ticker - Feb. 15, 2017

The Wichita State women won their fourth consecutive Hoosier Classic, while Midland captured the men's title at Western Bowl in Indianapolis, Indiana, last weekend.

The Hoosier Classic was the final Tier 1 event in the 2016-2017 United States Bowling Congress Collegiate season.

A total of 78 men's teams and 66 women's teams bowled six traditional games and 15 Baker games before the field was cut to the top eight teams in each division for bracket play. The quarterfinal and semifinal matches featured a best-of-three Baker format, while the championship round was a best-of-five Baker match.

The Wichita State women qualified first overall for the match-play bracket and bested No. 6 Concordia in the finals, 3-0, including a narrow 200-199 victory in Game 3. The Shockers averaged 223 in the title match.

Wichita State earned its spot in the finals by defeating No. 5 Newman, 2-1, while Concordia advanced by sweeping No. 2 Lindenwood.

Webber's Anna Andersson earned the women's individual title by posting a 1,304 total, a 217.33 average, for her six-game block Saturday. Lindenwood's Amanda Garavet finished second with 1,300, and Newman's Kelly Machacek (1,296), Urbana's Maude Demers (1,280) and St. Ambrose's Kayla Crawford (1,273) also made the all-tournament team.

In the men's title match, Midland, who qualified fifth, dropped the opening game to No. 7 St. Francis-Illinois, 194-177, but bounced back to win the next three games by averaging more than 218 to earn the victory, 3-1.

Midland defeated top seed Webber International in the semifinals, 2-1, while St. Francis-Illinois swept No. 3 William Paterson, 2-0, to advance.

Webber's Cory Lenz averaged more than 231 to claim the top spot in the men's individual standings with a six-game total of 1,387. Lindenwood-Belleville's Tim Heimann and Midland's Nick Pate tied for second with 1,353, and Pikeville's Andrew Letscher (1,335) and William Paterson's Steve Kotowski (1,333) also recorded top-five finishes.'s BowlTV provided broadcast coverage of the 2017 Hoosier Classic.

In other USBC Collegiate action over the weekend:

-At the Golden Bear Classic in Reading, Pennsylvania, the Adelphi women cruised to the top of the leaderboard.

-At the Stephen F. Austin Jacks Invitational in Conroe, Texas, the McKendree women captured the title after defeating Nebraska, 4-1.

-At the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Round-Up in Midlothian, Virginia, Fayetteville State topped the conference standings.

-At the Suffolk Tournament in West Babylon, New York, The College of New Jersey men and Molloy women claimed the top spots.

-At the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the Mount Aloysius women rolled to victory.

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