Eberle Strikes With Rio Grande

St. Marys bowler Brianna Eberle signed her national letter of intent to bowl with the University of Rio Grande on Monday at Memorial High School. Eberle was accompanied by, front row, left; Red Storm coach Phil Karl, father Mike, mother Jenny. Back row: Roughriders teammates Sara Hardin and Brittany Freytag and Roughriders coaches Karl Danmeyer and Jay Gibson.
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Wanting to continue her bowling career, St. Marys Roughriders bowler Brianna Eberle signed her national letter of intent with University of Rio Grande on Monday to keep that dream alive.

Eberle signed with Rio Grande, home of the Red Storm and home to former St. Marys bowler Austin Cook, who signed with the school last season.

Eberle, however, enjoyed her best career as a bowler for St. Marys with an average of 165.4 in 16 games played with 2,647 knocked down.

Most importantly, Eberle got to experience competing at the state level surrounded by her friends.

The Roughriders girls team advanced to the Division II state tournament last week for the first time since 2011, where the girls finished fifth as a team.

During her senior season, Eberle was a part of a Roughriders team that breezed through the competition with an unbeaten record in dual-match play, a West Ohio High School Bowling Conference crown, a second straight Western Buckeye League title and a Division II sectional title.

As a junior, Eberle earned All-WOHSBC Honorable Mention. All-conference teams for this season will be announced later this month.