Four Lady Lion Bowlers Named to NTCA All-Academic Team

Four Lady Lion Bowlers Named to NTCA All-Academic Team

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Four student-athletes from Penn State Altoona women's bowling were named to the 2017-18 National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) All-Academic Team, which was released on Monday.

Each season, the NTCA recognizes student-athletes who have excelled in the classroom by compiling an All-Academic Team. To be included, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.4 or higher for the academic school year. The 2017-18 NTCA All-Academic Team is comprised of a record 268 honorees, representing NCAA women's bowling programs at 55 different institutions.

The four Penn State Altoona women's bowlers who earned spots on the 2017-18 NTCA All-Academic Team are:

Rylee Duck (Mifflintown, PA/Juniata)  -  sophomore  -  Childhood and Early Adolescent Education major

Kyrstin Johnson (Altoona, PA/Great Commission)  -  junior  -  Business-Accounting major

Sierra Snigier (Seaford, DE/Seaford)  -  freshman  -  Communications major

Nicole Watt (Altoona, PA/Bishop Guilfolye)  -  junior  -  Business-Accounting major

Additionally, the Penn State Altoona women's bowling team was recognized for its collective outstanding academic performance in 2017-18 when it was named an NTCA All-Academic Team. The Lady Lions combined for a 3.43 GPA in the 2017-18 academic year.

To view the complete 2017-18 NTCA All-Academic Team, click HERE.

For more information on the NTCA, visit its website HERE.