Bowling hopes to make comeback in upcoming competition after recent obstacles

Julia Hyman, Contributing Reporter

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Sophomore Madison McCall has been a key player in recent victories

With its promising start and crucial competitions to come, fans should definitely keep an eye on the Tulane women’s bowling team. The team began February in excellent shape, securing a No. 9 ranking in the National Tenpin Coaches Association Poll.

The Green Wave even secured two top 10 finishes at the Prairie View A&M Invitational and Sunshine State Winter Classic.

At the latter, senior Tiera Gulum was unstoppable, rolling a perfect 300 to help the team earn its 8th place ranking in the competition. This is the first time in program history a Tulane bowler has attained perfection, making the achievement all the more incredible.

Gulum, who placed 12th individually, was accompanied by three other Green Wave bowlers in the top 25: Isabelle Lee at No. 19, Crystal Singh at No. 23 and Madison McCall, rounding out the group at No. 25.

The Green Wave, however, could not continue this momentum. At the Steven F. Austin State University Stormin’ Ladyjack Classic on Feb. 15-17 in Dallas, the team finished 12th out of 12 teams, knocking down a total of 12,334 pins. Senior Hailee Hammond led the team with a 33rd place individual finish, and Sophomore Madison McCall followed in 39th place.

After this unfortunate competition, Tulane fell to 12th place in the most recent National Tenpin Coaches Association March poll.

Looking ahead, the Green Wave will be attending the Columbia 300 Music City Classic on March 15-17 in Smyrna, Tennessee. This event, hosted by Vanderbilt University, will conclude the team’s regular season. Vanderbilt is currently ranked at No. 2 and is the reigning NCAA Champion, which will make for extremely competitive gameplay.

Following this event, the team will travel to the Southerland Conference Championships on March 22-24 in Dallas and the NCAA Championships on April 11-13 in Cleveland. These championship competitions will put all of the hard work that the Green Wave has put into this season to the test.