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Bowling - Mon, Feb. 11, 2013

The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Bowling and Softball programs are pleased to announce the signing of Ms. Jillian Bunnell to their 2013-2014 rosters. 

Jillian will come to UC from Franklin, Ohio and is the daughter of Todd and Pam Bunnell. She attends Franklin High School where she will graduate this coming spring.

Bunnell is known for her skills in the infield and outfield positions and for her bowling expertise. "I became acquainted with the Patriot athletic programs when I came for a campus visit this past summer," said Bunnell.  "I fell in love with the beautiful campus and the people I spoke with were really nice and when I found out that I might have the chance to bowl and play softball in college I couldn't believe it."

While in high school, Bunnell had a stellar softball career with a .538 batting average with 32 runs scored. In bowling, she had an average of 196 her senior season and finished in the top 50 in the USBC Nationals and top 20 at the Northpointe competition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bunnell had this to say about her upcoming college career at UC, "I've been bowling since I could remember and all through my junior and senior year I've wondered 'Will all this bowling and practicing pay off?' It turns out that it did. I can't wait for my freshman year of college to start! Meeting new people, taking new classes, and playing both sports just makes it that much better. With me being the first person to sign for the bowling team it makes me feel important. The rest of the team and I will all have to work together to build a strong program and learn new things and I can't wait to see what I can bring to a new team. "

The Patriots Head Bowling Coach Kevin Reigle added, "I'm really excited to have a bowler with Jill's ability to be the first to commit to the Patriots Bowling team. She has bowled in tournaments across the country and that's the type of experience I was looking for to build this program on." 

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Article provided by Annie Bailey, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia & Athletic Services Student Assistant