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SCCC Trustees Honor Men's Bowling
Team, NJCAA National Champions
First national title for an SCCC athletic team
The SCCC Men's Bowling Team - National Champs
Left to right are: (first row) Tyler Mochrie and Zach Doty (holding trophy); and Casey Schoonmaker
(second row) Ray Ross, Head Coach, who was named National Coach of the Year; Jake Rivers; Jeff Karabin; Corey Buckley; Tyler Smith; and Will Coons, Assistant Men's Team Coach
SCCC Trustees Congratulate Men's Bowling Team, NJCAA National Champions
The SCCC Board of Trustees honored the Men's Bowling Team with a special resolution of congratulations during the regular trustee meeting on Monday, March 18, 2013. The trustees honored the team after the Royals clinched the NJCAA Men's National Bowling Championship held in Buffalo, N.Y., from Feb. 28 through March 2. They became the first SCCC sports team in College history to win a national championship. The Royals defeated 18-time national champions Vincennes University. SCCC Head Coach Ray Ross, in his 20th season of coaching the Royals, was named National Coach of the Year.
The men's team was led by Tyler Mochrie, a second-year bowler and graduate of Colonie High School, and Jeff Karabin, a second-year bowler and graduate of Scotia High School. They placed second and fourth overall respectively, both earning All-American honors.
The men came into the national tournament as the NJCAA Region III Champions after the Region III Playoffs in Utica, N.Y., on Feb. 17, 2013.
The SCCC Women's Team had an impressive debut at the NJCAA National Championships, finishing fifth.
"The success of our bowlers comes from their total dedication to the bowling program," Coach Ross said.
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