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Cortese Named NTCA Honorable Mention All-American
Natalie Cortese earned Honorable Mention All-American accolades. (Ashley Busiel)
Natalie Cortese earned Honorable Mention All-American accolades. (Ashley Busiel)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Valparaiso junior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA).

Cortese led the Crusaders on the lanes this season with a 200.1 average over 37 traditional games, becoming the first Valpo bowler in program history to break the 200 average barrier for a complete season and helping the Crusaders to increase both their traditional and baker game averages over a season ago.  The junior boosted her individual average nearly five pins from a season ago as well.  Over the course of the season, Cortese was named Tournament MVP at Valpo’s own Crusader Classic, while also earning All-Tournament accolades at the Greater Ozark Invitational and the Kutztown Invitational.

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