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Crusaders Ascend to #12 in NTCA Poll
Jill Larson and the Crusaders are ranked 12th in the nation. (Ray Acevedo)
Jill Larson and the Crusaders are ranked 12th in the nation. (Ray Acevedo)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Valparaiso continues to be ranked among the nation’s best bowling programs, rising one spot to #12 in the latest iteration of the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) poll.

The Crusaders have now been ranked in the top-20 in the nation in all nine NTCA polls since the program’s start last season.  Valpo opened this season at #11 in the preseason poll and was #13 in December polling.  The Crusaders totaled 184 points in the most recent poll, their highest point total of the 2010-2011 campaign.

Valparaiso has one more regular season tournament remaining, scheduled for Mar. 18-20 at the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tenn.  The Crusaders are fighting for one of eight spots in the 2011 NCAA Bowling Championship.