Felician Again Produces 11 NTCA All-Academic Honorees

Felician Again Produces 11 NTCA All-Academic Honorees

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – For the second consecutive year, the Felician University women's bowling team has placed 11 of its members on the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) All-Academic Team. The 2017-18 version of the squad was released by the NTCA on Monday.

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 3.20 or above for the 2017-18 academic year.

Felician's 11 winners tied for second-most in the country, and led the East Coast Conference (ECC). No. 21 nationally-ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater topped the NCAA with 13 honorees, and No. 11 Sacred Heart University also saw 11 bowlers recognized in the program.

Teamwise, the Golden Falcons, a fourth-year program guided by coach Andrew Toriello, finished second nationally with a GPA for the academic year of 3.719. On the lanes, Felician went 52-58 overall and tied for ninth place in the ECC Championship tournament.

In all, 268 student-athletes were recognized by the NTCA All-Academic program, representing 55 schools. Both totals are records for the award, which was instituted in 2006. Felician's recipients are listed below with GPA and major course of study.


2017-18 NTCA All-Academic Team - Felician University
Name YR Hometown/High School Major(s) 17-18 GPA Cum. GPA
Heather Androvich SR Carteret, N.J./Careret Nursing 3.651 3.557
Nicole Aumack SO Brick, N.J./Brick Township Education 3.629 3.706
Kaitlyn Buck JR Farmingdale, N.J./Howell Psychology 3.508 3.634
Michelle Gulino SR Howell, N.J./Howell Criminal Justice 3.969 3.973
Jenn Ingulli FR Oakhurst, N.J./Ocean Township Nursing 3.791 3.797
Kristen Keller SR Reading, Pa./Schuylkill Valley Communications 4.000 3.885
Alex Laurenzano SR Brick, N.J./Brick Township Graphic Design 3.959 3.967
Fiona McDermott SO New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South History 3.900 3.792
Kristin Natoli SR  Freehold, N.J./Howell  Biology  4.000 3.978
Kaitlyn Stapleton  SR  Washington Twp., N.J./Westwood Regional  Biology  3.859  3.877
Jessica Zalewski  SR  Barnegat, N.J./Barnegat  Elementary Education  3.322  3.523