Alma, Mich. - Head Coach Kyle Woodcock has been recognized by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA) as a finalist for the organization's Kerm Helmer Women's Coach of the Year Award. He has already been nominated as a 2019-20 Randy Widger and Larry Wilson Club Teams Bowling Coaches Association (CTBCA) Coach of the Year finalist.
"Knowing that other coaches recognize the work that I put in to the point that they feel I was one of the top six coaches in the nation is very humbling," said Woodcock. "It is truly an honor to be nominated."
Woodcock presides over a team that won five tournaments in 2019-20, finished second in three others, and also finished fourth out of 64 teams at the Hoosier Classic in what Woodcock said "might be the best accomplishment in the history of our bowling program."
Five Scots were named to CTBCA All-Conference teams after the Scots won the American Heartland Tournament in February. Senior Emma Davis (Horton, Mich / Hanover Horton) was crowned the League MVP while she, freshman Cassie White (Quincy, Mich / Quincy) and sophomore Kemmie Shunk were named First-Team All-Conference players. Senior Josee Hale (Defiance, Ohio / Defiance Senior High) and sophomore Rachel Kuczajda were named Second-Team All-Conference.
The factors which the NCBCA committee considers during voting include (but are not limited to): tournament results, team leadership, knowledge of the sport, fair play, sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The results of this voting will be announced at a future date to be determined, according to the conference.