by Barca Blog - Vanderbilt's top-ranked women's bowling team highlighted Wednesday night's pre-tournament banquet of the 2009 NCAA Bowling Championship. Josie Earnest (on left) made history by becoming the first female bowler to win the Player of the Year award twice. Brittni Hamilton (center) and Michelle Peloquin (right) were also honored as First Team All-Americans.
Even with all the accolades, this team is "locked in" on the bigger prize... bringing home another national title to West End.
"I don't want to think about this award until after the tournament," Earnest said. "Brittni has a motto of 1 shot, 1 frame, 1 game and that serves us well. There will be time later to reflect of anything individual."
All eight teams will compete on Thursday for seeding purposes only, which will be based on total pinfall. The double-elimination bracket starts Friday and concludes Saturday night when the 2009 champion is crowned.
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More Bowling Links:
VUcommodores' Tournament Preview
Bowling Trio Honored Wednesday
The City Paper: Josie Earnest Feature
Tennessean: Bowlers seek second national title