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Ana

Olaya

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Height: 5'2"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bogotá, Colombia
High School: Aspaen Gimnasieo Iragua

Bio

Comes from a country, Colombia, that produces some of the best female bowlers in the world … Her international experience as a member of Colombia’s national youth team will be invaluable for the Aggies program … Head coach Kim Terrell-Kearney called her the heart of the team … Fierce competitor who is passionate about reaching her potential … Her presence and confidence are eye-catching. 

2017-2018 Season: Was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year… Led the Aggies in bowled games, total pinfall, and season average… Bowled  40 games in individuals play with a 7,895 with a 197.38 season average… Rolled a season-high 236 on Feb. 17 at the SFA Ladyjack Classic… Bowled two 1,000-plus series games in traditional team play with the highest being a six-game series, 1,231 total pinfall and 205.17 average on Feb. 3 at the Prairie View A&M Invitational.

High School/Club: Competed on the national level for her country … Comes to Aggieland with a career average of 226 … Her career high was 279, and she had a high series of 760 … Made the El Rancho club team at the age of 8 and represented her hometown of Bogota … From 2010-15, Olaya won Bogota classificatory tournaments … Started representing her country at 14 years old, representing Colombia in events such as Iberoamericano (bronze medal), PABCON(two gold medals, two bronze medals) and Centroamericano (five gold medals, one silver) … Made the national team again at 16 years old where she won three gold medals and three silvers at Suramericano and three gold medals, one silver and two bronzes at Centroamericano.

Personal:Full name is Ana Sofia Olaya… She is the daughter of Jaime Enrique Qlaya and Claudia Ramos… She has one sibling, Maria… She was born Nov. 19, 2000,and is majoring in journalism and mass communication… Her favorite food ispasta or just parmesancheese and she enjoys practicing.

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