Grannis and McAtee Win 2012 National Championship

Grannis and McAtee Win 2012 National Championship

Corning CC sophomores and high school teammates Samantha McAtee and Kaylin Grannis finished their Junior College athletic career on top.  The duo won the NJCAA Bowling Doubles National Championship on March 2 in Buffalo, New York.  The program, was reinstated two seasons ago after a 25 year hiatus.  To say it didn't take long for Coach Paul Andrews and his team to find success is an understatement.  McAtee and Grannis rolled a total of 1191 in the doubles competition, running away with the title.  Comparatively speaking, the winning men's doubles team bowled 8 pins less than the women's total.  These ladies become Corning CC's first ever Doubles National Champions.  Both women were named NJCAA All-Americans for their outstanding performance at the tournament.  In the all-events finishers, McAtee finished second with a 2263 pin total and Grannis finished 5th with a pin total of 2193.  The decision to reinstate bowling as an intercollegiate sport at CCC couldn't have been better timed for these two women or the Red Barons Athletics program.  Both ladies were being recruited by other bowling programs but when Corning announced it would be bringing bowling back, the Horseheads HS teammates decided to stay close to home and enroll at Corning where they could not only earn a quality education but compete at the intercollegiate level together.  Both ladies are being courted by numerous four-year school programs but are undecided about their plans for next year.  Both will be graduating this spring from CCC.