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NC A&T Bowling BIO
7 Cherise Poole

Was a pivotal part in rebuilding A&T’s program … Helped the Aggies to their first national ranking in program history as they ended the season 13th in the country … Has a career 172.2 average with 24,363 total pinfall in 142 matches played.

2013-14 Season: Tallied 5.625 pins in 32 matches and recorded a 174.1 average … Had her best outing at the Kutztown Invitational on Jan. 25 where she averaged 199.25 in four games … Rolled a career-high 248 to help A&T defeat then ranked No. 9 Kutztown 1014-966 … Performed well a few weeks later at the Wildcat Invitational on Feb. 8 after finishing with a season-best 907 pinfall in five games and 181.4 average … Pinned a 205 against Morgan State in the MEAC tournament on March 21 …Notched two 200-plus games in the MEAC Meet #1 on Nov. 9 including a 204 against Bethune-Cookman and a 201 over Florida A&M.

2012-13 Season: Totaled 7,457 pins in 43 individual matches and played in 55 bakers matches…Averaged 175.5 for the season, which was third best on the team…Averaged 202.8 in the MEAC #2 tournament, which placed her sixth amongst all bowlers…Averaged 180 or better in two tournaments…Was 10th with a 178.8 average at the MEAC #3 tournament…Bowled a season-best 245 against Florida A&M in the MEAC #2 tournament…Bowled a 200 or better in eight matches …Helped the Aggies to win two individual matches against nationally-ranked opponents (Bethune-Cookman and Valparaiso) and nine bakers matches against nationally-ranked opponents…Helped A&T finish in second place in the Frederick Underwood Classic, behind No. 4 Sam Houston State in January…Earned MEAC All-Academic Team honors….Was named BCBSNC Athlete of the Week on Dec. 7.

2011-12 Season:  Led the team with  a 7,258 total pinfall and a 172.8 average in 42 team match games…Bowled a 235 on Nov. 12 in the MEAC Southern Division #1 Tournament, which ranked among the best games bowled in conference play …Bowled an average of 180 or better in four of the team’s eight meets, and she had a game high of 200 or better three times during the season…Her best average was 187, which she bowled on Nov. 12 at the MEAC Southern Division #1  tournament…Poole also played in 48 bakers games…Earned the 2011-12 A&T Bowling Model of Consistency award…Earned 2011-2012 MEAC Commissioner’s All-Academic Team honors.

2010-11 Season: Ended her freshman season with an average of 160.9, the third highest average on the team…Had a season high of 205 at the Lady Bulldogs Bowling Classic on Jan. 22…Was third on the team in games played with 25 and total pinfalls with 4,023.

High School: Named captain of the bowling team...Also played tennis and was on the cheerleading squad...Named to the Honor Society and took advanced placement psychology....Served as class president, class treasurer and worked in the Peers as Leaders Mentoring Program…Was the top female hurdler on the track and field team...

Personal: Full name is Cherise Linyae Poole...She is the daughter of Noreen and Michael Poole...Has one sibling, Cecelia...Cherise was born on Jan. 22, 1992 and is a computer science major...She is also known as Reese and Re-Re...She is involved in the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and the National Society of Black Engineers…Spent the summer of her freshman year as an intern with JPMorgan Chase & Co….Her first bowling memory was going to bowling camp at age 10...Her favorite bowling memory was traveling to Europe in the People-to-People Sports Ambassadors program where she bowled in England, Amsterdam, and Holland.

Year: Senior
Hometown: New Castle, Del.
High School: Pencader Charter
Major: Computer Science
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