Wickliffe, OH -- On the eve of the 2012 NCAA Bowling Championship, Fairleigh Dickinson University women’s bowler, Danielle McEwan was named the National Tenpins Coaches’ Association Division I Bowler of the Year. NTCA honors were awarded at the pre-tournament banquet, hosted by the NCAA on Wednesday, April 11.
McEwan also earned a First-Team All American nod, while teammate, Joely Carrillo was honored with a Third-Team All American award.
It was McEwan’s second-consecutive First-Team accolade and Carrillo’s second-consecutive Third-Team award.
McEwan led the nation this season with a 21.15 frame average and a 210.92 traditional game average. She was named to the All-Tournament team on seven occasions and earned Northeast Conference Player of the Week an unprecedented seven times, including five consecutive weeks.
The junior bowled a season-high 277 at NEC Meet #3 and earned her second-consecutive Northeast Conference Bowler of the Year award.
Carrillo has maintained a frame average of 19.96 this season with a traditional game average of 200.07. The senior was named to the Northeast Conference All-Conference First Team for the second-consecutive year.
The duo will lead the Knights as they battle for a chance to win the NCAA National Championship in Wickliffe, OH this week.