CU women seventh, men ninth in MSC Preseason Bowling Poll
Friday, September 15, 2017
CU women seventh, men ninth in MSC Preseason Bowling Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland ‘s women were picked seventh and the men placed ninth in the Mid-South Conference Bowling Coaches’ Preseason Poll released Friday afternoon by the league office.

Head coach Lynne Jordan returns just two letterwinners for the women and four for the men, with a total of nine newcomers among both squads. Sophomore Peyton Bell placed fourth in singles and Bell and senior Nathan Parrott were ninth in doubles in doubles at last year’s conference championships.

Cumberland begins the 2017-18 schedule this week at the Green River Classic in Campbellsville, Ky.

The University of Pikeville received five first-place votes and 95 total points for first place on the women’s side followed by Campbellsville University with three first-place votes and 90 points. The University of the Cumberlands was third with two first-place votes and 80 points. Martin Methodist placed fourth (68) and Lindsey Wilson was fifth with 61 points and the remaining first-place vote.

Bethel University (51) was sixth followed by Cumberland (34), Life University (30), Tennessee Wesleyan (26), Union College (26) and Shawnee State (18).

Pikeville also led the men’s voting with six first-place votes and 96 points, with the Cumberlands (83), Martin Methodist (78) and Campbellsville (73) all picking up two first-place votes for second, third and fourth, respectively.

Lindsey Wilson (61), Bethel (51) and Union (46) followed in fifth, sixth and seventh, with Life (45), Cumberland (36), Tennessee Wesleyan (22) and Shawnee State (16) rounding out the poll.

Mid-South Conference Women's Bowling
Preseason Coaches' Poll

No. School (First-Place Votes) Points
1. University of Pikeville (5) 93
2. Campbellsville University (3) 90
3. University of the Cumberlands (2) 80
4. Martin Methodist 68
5. Lindsey Wilson (1) 61
6. Bethel University 51
7. Cumberland University 34
8. Life University 30
t9. Tennessee Wesleyan 26
t9. Union College 26
11. Shawnee State 18

Mid-South Conference Men's Bowling
Preseason Coaches' Poll

No. School (First-Place Votes) Points
1. University of Pikeville (6) 96
2. University of the Cumberlands (2) 83
3. Martin Methodist (2) 78
4. Campbellsville University (2) 68
5. Lindsey Wilson 61
6. Bethel University 51
7. Union College 46
8. Life University 45
9. Cumberland University 36
10. Tennessee Wesleyan 22
11. Shawnee State 16