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SPR-SUM 2017

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18 PIERCE / SPRING 2017 RAVENS ROUNDUP R avens bowling is knocking down pins at a rate that has them rolling up the national standings. After earning the program's first national ranking a year ago, the crimson and grey achieved a new high watermark in November, when they moved up the ladder to No. 17 in the country. That came on the heels of a 12th place finish at the Hawk Classic in Delaware. The weekend featured five wins over nationally ranked opponents, including an upset over No. 2 Stephen F. Austin, the defending national champion. The Ravens are led by Jessica Davies '18, who earned All-Conference First Team honors from the East Coast Conference a year ago. She was selected as the league's preseason Bowler of the Year before the 2016-17 campaign and picked up Bowler of the Week honors once before the winter break. Davies is joined by Krysta Peirce '20, who has played a strong role on the team in her first season on campus. The Michigan native is already a two-time ECC Rookie of the Week selection with two months still to go in the season. In another program milestone, Ravens bowling hosted the 2017 ECC Bowling Championship at Yankee Lanes in Keene March 24-26. Movin' On Up Bowling W omen's golfer Camden Morrison '18 hit the ground running her junior season and hasn't looked back. Morrison took home medalist honors at each of the season's first two events, as she led the Ravens to a win at the FPU Fall Invitational and a second-place finish at the Michael Corbett Fall Classic, hosted by Gannon University. She would add another medal finish in late October, as she won the Trevecca Fall Invitational, while the team finished seventh. Morrison is the leading charge behind a strong showing for the women's golf program in its third year of existence. Under the guidance of head coach Tyler Bishop '08, MBA '10 Morrison has been joined in 2016-17 by Hawaiian freshman Zoe Yamamoto '20, who was the medalist at the Kutztown University Fall Invitational in early October, leading the Ravens to their second win of the season. In all, Morrison earned Northeast-10 Conference Golfer of the Week honors on three occasions this fall, while Yamamoto earned Golfer of the Week honors once and is a three-time selection as NE10 Rookie of the Week. The duo also led the Ravens to their second straight second-place finish at the Northeast-10 Championship, which Franklin Pierce hosted at Bretwood Golf Course in Keene. Morrison finished second to earn All-Championship Team honors, while Yamamoto placed sixth. The Ravens have four events slated for the spring portion of their schedule. Unstoppable Women's Golf MARISA KETTERMAN/ATHLETICS (DAVIES); DAN FORGET PHOTOGRAPHY/ATHLETICS (MORRISON, YAMAMOTO) Camden Morrison '18 Zoe Yamamoto '20 Jessica Davies '18

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