KUTZTOWN, Pa. – The Kutztown University women’s bowling team had five student-athletes recognized as members of this year’s National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) All-Academic Team.
KU’s Melanie Aptaker, Megan Bauter, Keanna Delp, Ella Luzzi and Felicia Trievel were honored for their success in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year. To be recognized, a student athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher for the academic school year. This year there are 268 honorees, representing NCAA bowling programs at 55 schools. This is a record for both individuals and schools since the inception of the award in 2006.
Aptaker graduates as a four-time Academic All-NTCA honoree. She was a six-time Dean’s List student, a four-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athlete, and a two-time East Coast Conference (ECC) Commissioner’s Honor Roll and D2ADA Academic Achievement Award winner. On the lanes, she ended her senior season with a 15.717 frame average in 34 total appearances, making 21 starts for KU.
Bauter concluded her sophomore season with her second career Academic All-NTCA honor. She has earned Dean’s List honors in 3-of-4 semesters at KU and is a two-time PSAC Scholar-Athlete. She finished her sophomore season with a 16.434 frame average in a total of 29 appearances, making 22 starts for Kutztown.
Delp earned Dean’s List honors both semesters of her freshman season. She was also honored as a PSAC Scholar-Athlete. On the lanes, she was a four-time ECC Rookie of the Week and ranked third on the team with an 18.107 frame average in 110 appearances, making 105 starts.
Luzzi has earned Dean’s List honors in all four of her collegiate semesters and is a two-time Academic All-NTCA selection. She is a two-time PSAC Scholar-Athlete and was the recipient of this year’s Coaches Award for the KU bowling team. She finished her sophomore campaign with a career-high 16.386 frame average in 63 appearances, making 55 starts.
Trievel enters her senior year in 2018 and has earned three Academic All-NTCA awards and Dean’s List honors in 5-of-6 semesters. She is a three-time PSAC Scholar-Athlete, two-time ECC Commissioner’s Honor Roll student and a D2ADA Academic Achievement Award recipient. She is a member of the KU honors program and will be a team captain this upcoming season. On the lanes, she ended her junior season fourth on KU with a 17.597 frame average, starting in 88 of her 96 appearances.