LINCOLN, Neb. - Newman's Georgia Drewes defeated Nebraska's Elise Bolton, 204-147, to win the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Singles Championships women's title.
In the final, which aired nationally on CBS Sports Network, Drewes threw an early double and bowled a clean game as she took the lead from the first frame and never trailed.
"I was more nervous when I was on the practice lanes, and I actually thought I would be sickly nervous when I got on the lanes, but it wasn't too bad," Drewes said. "My heart was beating pretty fast, but I just kept to my routine. Since I'm a senior, I just hope this gives Newman a little recruiting boost in the future."
Drewes edged out Wichita State's Jazreel Tan in the semifinals, 226-207. She led heading into the final frame, but secured the victory when Tan left and missed the 2-4-5-8 in the final frame.
Bolton tossed eight strikes en route to a 221-170 win against Katie Zwiefelhofer of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Zwiefelhofer was up by one pin after four frames but hit a rough patch in the middle of the game that included two splits for opens.
The men's championship round of the USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships will air on CBS Sports Network on May 11 at 10 p.m. Eastern.