Yeiter makes history as first HU bowling recruit

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2012-03-03
/uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/Athletics/Yeiter-Ayla.jpgHUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Huntington University Bowling Program and Head Coach Jim Bischoff announced that Huntington North High School standout Ayla Yeiter has signed her letter of intent to continue her education and bowling career at Huntington this fall.

A right-handed bowler from Roanoke, Ind., Yeiter is the first high school recruit to commit to bowl for the Green and White this fall in the University’s inaugural season of collegiate bowling.

This past season, Yeiter was the Vikings’ anchor bowler and helped guide her team to an Indiana High School Bowling State Runner-Up title. She finished 13th in singles at the state finals and for her efforts earned All-State Second Team honors. Yeiter, the high qualifier at semi-state, had the sixth highest average in Indiana high school bowling this season at 196.

During her prep years, the Vikings went undefeated in regular season, made four straight state final appearances which included three runner-up finishes, won four sectional championships and notched three semi-state titles.

“I’m very excited to have Ayla bowling for Huntington University this fall and that she is the first to commit to our new women’s bowling program,” said Coach Bischoff. “Ayla is a great individual and comes from a high school program with a great tradition. She brings a great deal of competition and tournament experience to our team. Ayla works hard, is dedicated and will be one of the building blocks of our program.”

Huntington University will compete in intercollegiate bowling beginning this fall. For information about HU and the men’s and women’s bowling programs, contact Coach Jim Bischoff at jbischoff@huntington.edu. 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 187 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. 
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