Entire Women's Bowling Team Named NTCA All-Academic

Entire Women's Bowling Team Named NTCA All-Academic

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – All eleven members of the 2016-17 Felician University women's bowling team were recently named to the National Tenpin Coaches Assocation (NTCA) All-Academic Team.

In order to be named Academic All-NTCA, recipients must have used a season of competition on an NCAA-sponsored women's bowling team, and earned a grade-point average of 3.40 or above for the 2016-17 academic year.

"At our first team meeting every year, I stress that academics come first," said third-year Felician head coach Andrew Toriello. "Other than achieving a winning record, our main goal is for each person to set themselves up to achieve whatever they want in life. Our young women are well on their way."

In addition to leading the nation with a team GPA of 3.741,  Felician, in its third season of intercollegiate competition, set a school record for wins with a 59-41 won-lost record. The Golden Falcons finished third in the East Coast Conference Championship tournament for the second consecutive year.

In all, 229 student-athletes were recognized, representing 50 schools. Felician's recipients are listed below with GPA and major course of study.


2016-17 NTCA All-Academic Team - Felician University
Name YR Hometown/High School Major(s) 16-17 GPA Cum. GPA
Heather Androvich JR Carteret, N.J./Careret Nursing 3.657 3.530
Nicole Aumack FR Brick, N.J./Brick Township Education 3.789 3.803
Kaitlyn Buck SO Farmingdale, N.J./Howell Psychology 3.501 3.686
Michelle Gulino JR Howell, N.J./Howell Criminal Justice 3.949 3.975
Kristen Keller JR Reading, Pa./Schuylkill Valley Communications 3.928 3.849
Alex Laurenzano JR Brick, N.J./Brick Township Graphic Design 4.000 3.968
Fiona McDermott FR New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South History 3.668 3.628
Kristin Natoli JR  Freehold, N.J./Howell  Biology  3.912  3.970
Kaitlyn Stapleton  JR  Washington Twp., N.J./Westwood Regional  Biology  3.839  3.881
Kristine Verbeke  FR  Wayne, N.J./Wayne Valley  Nursing  3.467  3.467
Jessica Zalewski  JR  Barnegat, N.J./Barnegat  English Education  3.446  3.540