CCAC North Campus bowlers triumph at the NJCAA Region XX Championship Team to compete in NJCAA National Championship this weekend
PITTSBURGH—Community College of Allegheny County North Campus bowlers are on a major roll. The CCAC North Women’s Bowling Team won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XX Championship, which was held at Noble Manor Lanes in Pittsburgh on February 24. Leading the way was All-Events Champion Aimee Gmuer (Gibsonia) who averaged 207.7 over nine games. Gmuer also finished second in the Women’s Doubles competition along with her partner Cammy Nickel (Shaler).
On the men’s side, CCAC North Campus bowler Bruno Staniszewski (Shaler) continued his outstanding performance by winning three events: Men’s All-Events with a 234.2 average, Men’s Singles with a 725 three-game series, and Men’s Doubles along with partner Shane Mickey (Monaca).
Prior to these victories, the CCAC North Women’s Bowling Team took first place in the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) tournament, held recently at Richland Lanes in Johnstown, Pa. In addition to Aimee Gmuer and Cammy Nickel, the championship women’s team consisted of CCAC students Danielle Romitz (Shaler), Mahriah Simpson (Ross) and Lyndsey Nickel (Shaler). Romitz finished first in Women’s Singles (556 series) and Simpson finished second (537 series). Romitz also finished second in the Women’s All-Events competition.
On the men’s side at the WPCC tournament, Staniszewski and Mickey finished first in the Men’s Doubles competition with a three-game series of 1,142 (190 average per player). Staniszewski was also the Men’s All-Events champion (182 average).
The CCAC North Campus bowlers will compete at the NJCAA National Championship in Buffalo, N.Y., on March 3 and 4. CCAC Athletic Director Chuck Bell’s goal is for the women to finish among the top five women’s teams and for Staniszewski to finish among the top 10 men in the nation, making him an “All-American.” His “incredible” averages are near to those of a professional bowler, said Bell.
Every member of the CCAC team has won a first or second place award, or both. The coach credits his team’s success to maturity, confidence and the fact they all like each other and have fun together.
For more information on CCAC North Campus athletic programs, contact Athletic Director Chuck Bell at 412.369.3725 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured holding their awards are, front row (from the left): CCAC Athletic Director Chuck Bell, Aimee Gmuer, Cammy Nickel, Lyndsey Nickel, Mahriah Simpson and Danielle Romitz. Back row (from the left): Shane Mickey, Bruno Staniszewski and CCAC Coach Jeff Leya.