Aurora University Women’s Bowling Team sets their goals high in the 2017-2018 season under new head coach “Hurman Mathus.” The Spartans began their season October 21st at the Western Shootout.
The Western Shootout was held in Indianapolis, Indiana over two days. The Western Shootout welcomed over 200 bowlers. Purdue, Indiana State, Ohio State University, Cincinnati, and University of Toledo were the larger schools that headlined the competition. The Spartans finished 28th out of 34 teams. The Spartans went up with some of the best competition in the Midwest. Freshman Alyssa Lang made her presence known to the AU Spartans in her first meet. Lang finished 96th and bowled a combined score of 928 over the weekend. Senior Hannah Mackie, who finished 109th, bowled a 211 in the first round. Mackie was on the team when AU women’s bowling started in 2015. She has the most experience on the team and hopes to use it in her final season. Jenna Mendez finished 105 over the weekend and shows promise while only being a sophomore.
The Spartans hope to turn it around this year after finishing with 13 wins and 46 losses last season by introducing new head coach Hurman Mathus. Mathus is no stranger to the game of bowling. He is a former Professional Bowlers Association member, a United States Bowling Congress Silver Certified coach, and a USBC Instructor. Mathus was listed to the “Top 100 Coaches in the US” in 2005. He brings over 15 years of coaching experience to the Spartans and hopes to spread his knowledge to the Spartans in order to have a great season.
Cheer on the AU Spartan Bowling team October 27th through 29th in the Brunswick Bearcat Open. This meet is located in Fairview Heights, Illinois.
Article By: John Campbell