Dayton, Ohio (April 16, 2019) – Freshman Rebecca Dodson finished her first season of competition at the Intercollegiate Singles Championship (ISC) in Dayton, Ohio on Tuesday. The event features the top-24 female bowlers in the country based on the results of the ISC Sectionals back in March. Dodson qualified for the event by placing fourth out of 226 bowlers at the Chicago Sectional.
Competition started Monday morning with each player bowling six games of qualifying to determine seeding for bracket play, with the top eight finishers receiving a first-round bye. Dodson rolled a 1,088 six game total (181.33 average) to earn a first round matchup with Vanderbilt's Adel Wahner, where she was eliminated by a final three game score of 504 to Wahner's 621.
"The hardest part of the ISC is making it this far past the sectionals qualifier," said Head Coach Kenneth DeGraaf. "Although Rebecca's trip got cut shorter than we would have liked, this takes nothing away from her tremendous rookie campaign. She has been our scoring leader throughout the season and a reliable anchor in many pressure situations. I am confident this outing will only motivate her further to convert her weaknesses into strengths and become an even better bowler for her sophomore year."
In addition to qualifying for the Intercollegiate Singles Championships in her first year, Dodson collected five Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week honors and earned spots on both the NEC All-Rookie team and NEC All-Conference Second team. Throughout the course of the 2018-19 season, Dodson received All-Tournament team selections at the Mount Shootout (Oct. 20-21), Red Flash Invitational (Jan. 25-27) and Golden Bear Classic (Feb. 8-10).