South Australian Jamie Phelan has received recognition for her outstanding debut season at Monmouth University following the regular season’s conclusion.
In her first year as a college athlete, Jamie has earned a spot on the All Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Second Team to recognise her brilliant debut season for the Hawks. Phelan was delighted to join three team members in receiving end of season honours from the MEAC.
“It shocked me. I felt really proud of myself and was thankful for all the hard work and travel we had done this semester to be selected. It was amazing to be able to have such a great season alongside three other teammates who earned their spots too,” said Phelan.
Phelan provided six 200+ games on the season, with her best performance coming at the Garden State Classic, where she won the individual title after averaging 207.4 pins per game and a career-best 258 game. Phelan averaged 191.4 over 17 games on the season whilst also capturing two consecutive MEAC Rookie of the Week honours.
The long list of achievements and recognition has surpassed Jamie’s expectations heading into her debut season.
“I didn’t think I would achieve so much this early on. I’m really grateful for the potential the MEAC see in me as well as my Coach, and I’ve got such a great support system around me which makes it all ten times better,” explained Phelan.
The Monmouth University bowling team closed its regular season on a high with a three consecutive win sweep of Wagner University. Phelan would lead the way for the Hawks with a 191 in the traditional format.
Monmouth will now head to Norfolk, Virginia, as they enter the 2021 MEAC Bowling Championships. The Hawks finished with a 16-16 overall regular-season record and will be the number 3 seed heading into this weekend’s Championship.
The MEAC Bowling Championship will be a four-team double-elimination tournament. Winners will be determined by using a best-of-three match format in the following order:
• Five-person Team Match
• Baker Total Pinfall
• Best-of Seven Baker Match play
As the team enters the Championship, Phelan is excited about the upcoming opportunity.
“The team missed out on going last year due to COVID, so we are all ready to finally go out and put everything we have been working on all season into this Championship.”
We wish Jamie all the best of luck as she embarks on the Championships!