Former Red Barons Kevin Donovan, Marcus Beard and Kaylin Grannis have followed up outstanding Junior College careers at Corning CC with successful starts at their transfer four-year colleges.
Donovan, who earned a spot in the 2012 NJCAA National Tournament, has also earned himself a key role on the Notre Dame College NCAA Division II men's bowling team. He has placed in the top 15 in the last three tournaments and has competed in every game to this point in the season. He is averaging 206.667 and ranks fourth on his team.
Corning teammate and fellow NJCAA National Tournament qualifier Marcus Beard is also on the roster at Notre Dame College. Beard has appeared in 35 of the 49 games and is averaging 194.943.
Grannis, one half of the 2012 NJCAA Women's Doubles National Champions, has earned a bowling scholarship to Division I Monmouth University. At the Sam Houston State Track-Kat Clash Tournament in Huntsville, TX, she rolled a team-high 990. She earned all-tournament honors at the Bethune-Cookman University Invitational and in an important NEC (North East Conference) match, she averaged 197.75, competing against such schools as Long Island University, Adelphia University, Sacred Heart, Kutztown and Farleigh Dickinson.
These three are the first to graduate from CCC and continue their bowling careers at four-year institutions since Corning reinstated the bowling program three-years ago. The trio was key in the revitalization of the Red Barons bowling program and immediate success.