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Bowling earns high mark

The Youngstown State bowling team finished its best season in program history ranked 10th in the final National Tenpin Coaches Association Top 25 Poll. The 10th-place ranking in the NTCA poll matches the Penguins’ final rank in the RPI.

YSU began 2019-20 ranked 23rd in the preseason poll, and it moved all the way up into a three-way tie for seventh at the beginning of March. The Penguins were also ninth in December and tied-for-eighth in February, which were both the highest rankings in the four-year history of the program until the peak at seventh in March.

YSU was ranked 25th at the end of its inaugural season in 2016-17 and 24th at the end of last season, and it received votes in the final poll of 2017-18.

The Penguins received 680 points in the poll, which was 34 behind ninth-place North Carolina A&T and 36 ahead of 11th-place Louisiana Tech. McKendree received 33 out of a possible 34 first-place votes to sit atop the final poll, and YSU was one of six teams from the Southland Bowling League in the top 11.

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