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EAST GREENSBORO  – Sophomore North Carolina A&T bowler Ana Olaya (Bogota, Colombia) continues to add to her list of accolades. Olaya was named a National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) All-American during their annual awards banquet held in Cleveland, Ohio this week. Olaya joins Emily Strombeck and MacKenzie Robinson as NTCA All-Americans from N.C. A&T. Strombeck earned the honor twice. 


“Ana has been a leader for us this entire year,” said coach Kim Terrell-Kearney. “When someone loves to play as much as she does and then fights to find excellence, it is no wonder she is seeing success.”


Olaya was named 2018 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Rookie of the Year, she has two first-team All-MEAC accolades and she has won three weekly honors over the past two seasons. 


She led the Aggies this year in total pinfall (10,090) with a 190.38 average over 53 games. Olaya has rolled 19 200-plus games in individuals format this year taking the top spot in individual standings in both MEAC regular-season meets in 2019. Olaya boasts a high-game of 242 that she bowled during the first MEAC meet against Monmouth.


Olaya leads the team in every category including completed frames (1,132), overall fill percentage (86.8), Baker double strikes (158), spares (462) and makeable spares (449). On the season, she is averaging a score of 19.9 per frame with 522 strikes and a 46.1 strike percentage. Her Baker double strikes percentage is 53.2, her spare percentage is 75.6, and her makeable sparkes percentage is 84.2. 


“We are so excited for what is yet to come,” said Kearney.