Women's Bowling - Tue, Mar. 29, 2011
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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Union bowling coach Brad Piper inked his first recruit as Lauren Knecht signed to bowl for the Lady Bulldogs during the 2011-12 season.

"I'm excited about Lauren joining our program," said Piper. "She is relatively young to the sport of competitive bowling but has shown improvement, and I believe she will be able to continue that here at Union."

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Knecht is a senior at Glen Este High School. In 14 games during her senior season, Knecht posted a 147.4 average, a 30-point improvement from her junior campaign. Her single-game high is 170.

Knecht is a FAVC Scholar Athlete and was the 2009 Gilder Lehrman History Student of the Year.

She is the daughter of Dan and Robin Knecht.