Hoquiam’s Perry Crowell IV named NAIA Player of Year

FREMONT, Neb. — Hoquiam High School graduate Perry Crowell IV capped a spectacular college bowling season by being selected for the NAIA Player of the Year award.

A senior at Midland University in Nebraska, Crowell averaged 217 for 86 games in intercollegiate competition. His average ranked him in the top four nationally among college bowlers.

Crowell won three tournaments, finished second twice and third once. He placed in the top six in eight of the 12 tourneys he entered.

In his latest tourney victory, at the Rebel Invitational in Las Vegas, he averaged 243 for six games.

This was the first time Crowell received NAIA first-team All-American recognition. He had been a second-team selection in his two previous seasons at Midland.

Crowell also recently attained a milestone away from college competition.

While bowling in a league at Fremont, he rolled back-to-back 300 games and finished with a three-game series total of 815.

Crowell qualified for his first-ever berth in the Intercollegiate Singles Championships next Monday at Reno. He will then join his Midland teammates for the Intercollegiate Team Championships April 16-18 at the same site.


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