Wichita State junior Daria Kovalova was named Most Valuable Player by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association during the Night of Champions banquet Wednesday night in Wichita.
Kovalova won three of the seven events she competed in this year and led the country with a 213.6 average for 50 games.
San Jose State sophomore Michael Tang was chosen men’s MVP. Tang led the country with a 221.6 average for 80 games while winning three individual titles, and finished in the top five in 10 of the 13 events in which he competed.
Joining Tang as first-team All-Americans are his brother Darren Tang of San Jose State, Nick Kruml of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Nick Pate of Midland and Francois Lavoie of Wichita State.
Kovalova is joined as a first team All-American by Sabrena Divis of Midland, Katelyn Simpson of Pikeville, Brittany Smith of Grand View and Shannon DeWitt of Wright State.
WSU’s Sydney Brummett was chosen women’s Rookie of the Year.