Newman’s Georgia Drewes claims national bowling championship


Newman University women’s bowler Georgia Drewes overcame nervousness and the stress of competing on national television to win the National Women’s Singles Championship at the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Singles Championships in Lincoln, Neb.

Drewes, who graduated this spring with a master of theological studies degree, scored a 204-147 victory in the finals, which was televised on the CBS Sports Network May 4.

“I was more nervous when I was on the practice lanes, and I actually thought I would be sickly nervous when I got on the lanes, but it wasn’t too bad,” Drewes said. “My heart was beating pretty fast, but I just kept to my routine.”

In recognition of her achievement, Drewes received a special award by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission at its annual banquet in June.