Feb. 6, 2014
DeLAND, Fla. - Looking to rebound after a sub-par showing at the Mid-Winter Invitational in Arkansas last month, the Tulane bowling team returns to the lanes for the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Bethune-Cookman at the Sunshine Bowling Center on Friday to Sunday.
The Green Wave (17-33) struggled in the last tournament in Arkansas with a 3-8 overall record and a 13th-place finish out of 13 teams, but look to get back on track this weekend.
"We are looking to bounce back from a disappointing finish at the Mid-Winter Invitational," Tulane head coach Hayley Veitch said. "We have a couple of practice sessions scheduled in Florida prior to the tournament so I am anticipating this to enhance the performance. The returning ladies do not have good memories from last year's Wildcat Invitational so they are determined to change it this time around."
Tulane went 2-9 and placed 11th in last year's Wildcat Invitational, but this year's team has a sixth-place finish (Hornet Classic) and an eight-place finish (Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Bowling Invitational). The
Green Wave are led by Kelsie Kelly's 179.4 total pinfall average, while Jessica Quebedeaux is rolling a 174.8 average and Angela Falgoust is posting a 174.5 average. Tulane as a team is averaging 171.0 pins in 105 games.
Tulane will be joined in DeLand by Alabama A&M, top-ranked Arkansas State, Central Missouri, Monmouth, North Carolina A&T, Alabama State, McKendree, Morgan State, Southern, UAB and host Benthune-Cookman.
Following this weekend's action, the Green Wave will travel to the Track Kat Clash in Huntsville, Texas, next weekend.