Robinson led the team in bowling average last season GREENSBORO (October 12, 2016) – Senior MacKenzie Robinson is a two-time All-American and a three-time first-team All-MEAC selection. The one accomplishment she has not reached is MEAC Bowler of the Year. Many head coaches and sports information directors believe she can obtain that too. On Tuesday, Robinson was named preseason MEAC Bowler of the Year based on voting from head coaches and sports information directors. Robinson also earned preseason all-conference honors. "MacKenzie is a fantastic athlete," said first-year N.C. A&T coach Kim Terrell-Kearney. "In my short time here I already see great potential. We are going to put in a lot of hard work to make this a banner season." As a team, the Aggies are expected to win the MEAC’s southern division for the third straight season. The Aggies garnered 11 first-place with Norfolk State, Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M grabbing one first-place vote apiece. Last season, the Aggies won a school-record 86 games on their way to an 86-46 overall record and a 22-10 mark in the MEAC. They came up short in the MEAC tournament, but still earned a bid to the NCAA Bowling Championship Tournament and they qualified for the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships for the second straight year. The Aggies finished third at the NCAA tournament and won twice at the ITC tournament before being eliminated by Maryland Eastern Shore. Robinson led the Aggies in bowling average with at 200.08. She had a better than 200 bowling average at seven of the 11 tournaments she participated in. Her best game came at the NCAA tournament when she bowled a career-high 269 in a win over McKendree. Robinson has a career average of 195.1. N.C. A&T opens the season at the Wildcat Invitational in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 21. The Aggies will host the second MEAC Meet on Dec. 3-4 at AMF Lanes in Greensboro, N.C.
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