KCC bowler Kelsey Kipp places second in the nation, earns All-American honors as KCC bowling teams finish inaugural season

KCC President Dr. Adrien Bennings stands with KCC bowler Kelsey Kipp.

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 bowlingcoach@kellogg.edu.

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