The Edward G. Elias Bowling Center in the Student Union Gameroom was bustling October 27 and 28, as University of Akron students competed for scholarship money in the third annual Edward G. Elias Scholarship Bowling Tournament.
The competition – the only collegiate bowling scholarship tournament in the country – was inspired by the late Eddie Elias, an Akron native, proud UA alumnus, and founder of the Professional Bowlers Association. His widow, Peggy, has been instrumental each year in coordinating the event, which is free to enter and open to all University of Akron students.
In all, 12 tuition scholarships were awarded to the top three male and female bowlers in two divisions.
The University of Akron is grateful for support from Peggy Elias, as well as the following individuals and companies, whose financial sponsorships made the tournament possible:
TITLE SPONSOR: Chesapeake Energy
GOLD SPONSORS: Eddie DeBartolo, Denise Debartolo York
SILVER SPONSORS: Corrine Reichert, Nancy Herwick
BRONZE SPONSORS: Earl Anthony Bowling Inc., Dennis and Kimberly Falasco, Berman and Miriam Shafer, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., Frank and Diane Zoeller Jr.
FRIENDS: Leonard Nicholson, William and Terri Brunsdon, Elizabeth Alessio, Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, Diamond Grille, Robert and Marion Nemer, Frederick and Marion Pierce, Distillata Water Company
Congratulations also to the tournament winners, who are listed with their three-game scores:
|Division I - Men
1. Matt Blake, 649
2. Tim Robertson, 587
3. Austin Smith, 554
|Division II - Men
1. Michael Minnick, 520
2. Steve Brodecky, 478
3. Greg Jackson, 476
|Division I - Women
1. Monica Metts, 489
2. Samantha Schooley, 447
3. Kayleigh Bracht, 447
|Division II - Women
1. Carissa Signore, 453
2. Marie Zwierlein, 444
3. Lauren Fuller, 365
Read more about the tournament and view photos in the Akron Beacon Journal.