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Courtesy: SWAC.org

Division Champs A&M, PVAM Advance to SWAC Finals

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 03/03/2012
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ARLINGTON - Top seed Alabama A&M and No. 2 seed Prairie View A&M will battle for the 2012 SWAC Bowling title on Sunday afternoon. A&M is seeking their third title, while PVAM is seeking their first ever. Match time is at 1:00 p.m. and will be shown tape-delayed on ESPNU, Saturday, March 10 at 9:30 p.m.

After a first round bye, A&M worked their way to the finals with wins over Alabama State (4-1) and Prairie View (4-3).

PVAM also had a first round bye. They opened with a win over Southern in seven games. After the loss to A&M, the Panthers eliminated Texas Southern (4-2) to earn the rematch.

The All-tournament team was announced on Saturday. The team was comprised of the five bowlers with the highest averages from Friday's pinfall.

Alabama A&M freshman Nicole Kleutgen (Wild Rose, WI) had a tournament high average of   212.6 highlighted the All-Tournament team and claimed tournament MVP honors. Kleutgen was joined on the all-tournament team by SWAC Freshman of the Year Danielle Walker (Keller, TX) of Alabama State, who shot 204.6 in her five games. Lejewlia Lewis (Prairie View, SR, Waco, TX), Shannon Pearson (Southern, SR, Denver, CO) and Dyanna Scott (Jackson State, SO, Flint, MI) rounded out the all-tournament team. Lewis had an average of 200.40, while Pearson shot 195.40 and Scott had a 193 average.

In addition to Saturday's action, Alabama State head coach Andrew Chatmon was recognized as the 2012 SWAC Bowling Coach of the Year, as voted on by league coaches.

Here are the complete results from Saturday's elimination matches.

Southern def. Jackson State (4-3)
Southern       190    171    176    169*   170*  219*  181*
Jackson St.    219*  174*  201*   167    169    203    128

Alabama State def. Texas Southern (4-1)
Alabama St.         183*  252*  141      187*   158*
Texas Southern    181    149    180*    170    145

Alabama A&M def. Alabama State (4-0)
Alabama A&M    202*  208*   198*  193*
Alabama St.      143    159    174    163

Prairie View def. Southern (4-3)
Prairie View    187*    154    178*    203*    159    172    199*
Southern       173      167*   176     163      219*  203*   157

Texas Southern def. Jackson State (4-3) JSU ELIMINATED
Texas Southern    134    169*    189*    128    156    156*    187*
Jackson St.          142*   163     178      153*  167*   136     170

Alabama A&M def. Prairie View (4-3)
Alabama A&M    194*    211*    184    122    160    182*    207*
Prairie View        174     203      194*  190*   177*  159     184

Alabama State def. Southern (4-3) SU ELIMINATED
Alabama St.    167*    221*    173*    152    137    165    202*
Southern         138     152      141      187*  148*  172*   159

Texas Southern def. Alabama State (4-0) ALST ELIMINATED
Texas Southern    164*    132*    202*    173*
Alabama St.          159     130     176       149

Prairie View def. Texas Southern (4-2) TXSU ELIMINATED
Prairie View          192*    153    145    184*    198*    179*
Texas Southern    131     156*   196*  158      168      154

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