Kellogg Community College sophomore Kelsey Kipp placed second in the nation in the women’s singles competition and earned All-American honors at the National Junior College Athletic Association Championship last week as the men’s and women’s Bruins bowling teams wrapped up their inaugural seasons.
Kipp (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School) placed second out of 63 bowlers in the women’s singles event with a score of 622, and placed fifth in all-events scoring with a total score of 2,212. Freshman Jacob O’Donnell (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School) led the men’s team, tying for ninth place out of 89 bowlers in the men’s singles competition with a score of 601.
In team scoring, the women placed eighth out of 12 teams with a total score of 10,402, while the men placed 11th out of 16 teams with a total score of 11,223.
The NJCAA Championship event, which ran Wednesday through Friday last week at Royal Scot Golf & Bowl in Lansing, marked the end of the first KCC bowling seasons in College history. The Bruins began competing in mid-February after COVID precautions pushed the team’s originally scheduled opening from early January.
Last week’s championships also bookended the season nicely for KCC standout Kipp, who recorded game-high and high-series scores in the College’s very first invitational and was the event’s top women’s bowler.
“Our participation in the NJCAA National Championships concludes a successful inaugural season for the Bruins bowling team,” Head KCC Bowling Coach Brad Morgan said. “This event was a great learning experience for our team. I would like to thank my staff and administration for making this season possible. We look forward to a successful 2021-22 season.”
For more information about women’s bowling at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/womens-bowling. For more information about men’s bowling at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/mens-bowling. Coach Morgan can be reached at 269-965-4151 or email@example.com.
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