ARLINGTON, Texas (6/22/16) – Arkansas State women's bowlers Jordan Richard and Haley Richard, both of Tecumseh, Mich., have been chosen to compete in a pair of international events for Junior Team USA and Team USA, respectively.
Jordan Richard will represent Junior Team USA at the World Youth Championships, set for July 26-Aug. 2 in Lincoln, Neb. She is coming off her sophomore season and first at Arkansas State where she earned First-Team National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) All-American honors. She tied the school record for all-tournament accolades in a season with six, including MVP honors at the Music City Classic and Southland Bowling League Championship. She was also named to the All-NCAA Tournament squad.
The World Youth Championships include the best bowlers in the world age 21 and younger and include bowlers from 34 different countries.
Haley Richard, who is a member of Junior Team USA, was selected to represent Team USA in the adult category of the Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas, set for July 25-30 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at Strikers Family Sportscenter. The junior-to-be is coming off a solid sophomore season in which she was named an Honorable Mention NTCA All-American and picked up all-tournament honors at three events.
The Tournament of the Americas features bowlers from North America, Central America, the Caribbean Islands, and South America.