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April 3, 2014

APA's Chapman signs with Ball State

Anderson Preparatory Academy senior Layna Chapman has signed her commitment papers to join the Ball State Cardinals women’s intercollegiate bowling team this fall.

Chapman’s senior year was full of success and a fitting way to end her high school career. Chapman earned both a regional and semi-state championship and a sixth place finish in the state finals.

Setting up a table on the lane approaches at Cooper’s Sport Bowl surrounded by the Ball State coach, Monty Vaughn, her father, Jeff Chapman, sister, Jenna Chapman, high school coach, Mike Riggins and her mom, Debbie Chapman, Layna placed her signature on the first ever letter of commitment for the Ball State team.

A fitting place where Chapman spent so many hours participating in leagues, practicing for hours on end and competing in a sport she loves.

A bittersweet moment as Layna closes the door on a chapter of her life and begins a new chapter. Taking with her the memories of success and using those as a stepping stone to advance to the next level of her bowling career.

As a bystander who has watched Chapman develop into a talented young lady, I am sure that she will make the adjustment with determination and a confidence that she has not always had. With success, comes the confidence that is needed to get to where she wanted to go. She has proven she can be a contender.

Wishing you all of the best in your future, Layna!

This week in the Charlie Cooper Memorial League, Ron Brown rolled a perfect 300 game. Brown finished the night with a 685 series. This was Brown’s fourth taste of perfection.

Saturday at All Star Lanes in Indianapolis will be the Boom Apparel Intercollegiate Club Championships. The Ball State women and Purdue men are the only teams to represent the state of Indiana.

Sunday, April 13 will be the next TKO event. Country Club Lanes in Elkhart will play host. Make sure to get your entries in now.

An update on the Men’s State Tournament being held in Muncie, James Buckner and Kevin Voiles are sitting in the number three spot for doubles actual. Buckner is also sitting in eighth in the all-events actual.

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