KCC bowling teams kick off with second place finish for women, third for men; Kipp wins individual women’s title

KCC's 2020-21 men's and women's bowling teams.

Kellogg Community College participated in the College’s first bowling competitions ever last Friday as the new Bruins bowling teams hit the road for the Ancilla College Invitational in Indiana.

The women’s team finished in second place out of five teams at the conference meet, while the men’s team finished third out of five in the men’s competition.

The Bruins were led by women’s bowling sophomore Kelsey Kipp (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School), who recorded game-high (226) and high-series (598) scores and was the invitational’s top women’s bowler. Freshman Steffanie Woodman (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School) placed 5th individually with a series score of 505.

In the men’s competition, freshman Jacob O’Donnell (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School) led the Bruins with a series score of 576, taking 4th place. Freshman Zach Barker (Charlotte/Olivet High School) placed 8th with a score of 534 and freshman Bryan Foote (Bronson/Bronson Jr./Sr. High School) took 10th, rounding out the Top 10 with a 531.

Head KCC Bowling Coach Brad Morgan said the teams were nervous out of the gate.

“Once we shook that off, we came into our own,” Morgan said. “We are very young and have plenty of room to grow, so I am excited about how we finished and how we will perform moving forward.”

Both teams return to the road Friday for the Muskegon Community College Invitational in Muskegon. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no spectators will be allowed.

For more information about men’s bowling at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/mens-bowling. For more information about women’s bowling at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/womens-bowling. Coach Morgan can be reached at bowlingcoach@kellogg.edu.