Updated: Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013, 4:29 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013, 4:29 PM EST
The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference released the postseason honors following the WHAC Championships and the Indiana Tech bowling teams had three players receive First Team All-Conference recognition, including senior Jaiden Metzger (Ft. Wayne, IN/Snider) who was named the WHAC Men’s Bowler of the Year.
Metzger capped off his outstanding career with the Warriors as the conference’s top bowler, averaging a 204.81 through the four jamborees. He was the individual champion at WHAC Jamboree I and posted top-5 finishes in the other three.
Joining Metzger on the men’s First Team All-Conference was fellow senior Tony Henry (Ft. Wayne, IN/Bishop Dwenger). Henry finished just behind Metzger on the WHAC leaderboard with a 204.56 average in conference play. He also took home the top spot at WHAC Jamboree III and IV carrying an average over 220.0 through those two tournaments.
Additionally, Henry was named to the WHAC Champions of Character Team for best representing the five core values of the NAIA’s Champions of Character initiative – integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.
Sophomore Devin Arick (Columbia City, IN/Columbia City) was selected to the Honorable Mention All-Conference Team. Arick finished in the top-10 in the league in average with a 186.94. His best finish came at WHAC Jamboree III, placing fourth overall.
Head Coach Larry Secrist was honored with the WHAC Champions of Character Coach award.
Headlining the awards on the women’s side was freshman Rachel Atkins (Columbia City, IN/Columbia City) after earning a First Team All-Conference selection. Atkins’ average of 184.25 was the fifth best in the WHAC this season. She finished in third place overall at WHAC Jamboree I before capturing first place at the third jamboree.
The Warriors placed two on the Honorable Mention All-Conference Team, sophomore Jenna Shaffer (Sidney, OH/Sidney) and freshman Emalee Wiser (Ft. Wayne, IN/Northrop). Shaffer and Wiser landed in the top-10 in the league in average with a 178.25 and 177.87, respectively, for those bowling in at least nine games. Shaffer was the individual champion at WHAC Jamboree IV while Wiser had her best finish at WHAC Jamboree II coming in sixth place.
Senior Alicia Bowman (Indianapolis, IN/Warren Central) was named to the WHAC Champions of Character Team and Jessica James (Ft. Wayne, IN/North Side) and Erin Tigler (Wabash, IN/Northfield) received WHAC All-Academic Team recognition for their hard work and dedication in the classroom. To qualify, an athlete must achieve a 3.25 or better GPA and be a junior or above in academic standing.
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