Anggie Ramirez (left) and Kristie Lopez took gold and silver at the 2013 Ibero-America

April 29, 2013

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - While the collegiate bowling season may have some to an end the international one is in full swing and three Hawks competed this past week in Buenos Aires in the 2013 Ibero-America, a competition among 14 countries that all originally had roots with Spain and Portugal. The event featured some of the best bowlers in Latin America and at the end it was three Hawks standing tall.

Senior Anggie Ramirez (Bogota, Colombia) stayed hot, fresh off of her All-Tournament Team selection at the USBC Collegiate Championships. Ramirez took first place in the women's all event standings, taking the gold medal. She did it by dominating the other categories. Ramirez won gold in the singles, doubles and trios.

Freshman All-American Kristie Lopez (Ponce, Puerto Rico), representing Puerto Rico, took second in all events with a fifth in individuals, third in doubles and second in trios.

Newly signed Hawk Juliana Franco (Colombia) teamed up with Ramirez to capture gold in doubles and trios and take sixth in individuals to claim seventh overall. More impressive was Franco's 300 shot in the second game of doubles, an impressive feat in the international stage.

In doubles action Ramirez was the highest individual scorer, tallying 1,346 over six games to average a 224.33 with a high game of 266. Her lowest was a 199 in the third game, giving her five of the six games over 200. Franco, who shot the 300, tallied a 1,209 to average a 201.5. Lopez, who teamed up with Neishka Cardona of Sam Houston State, averaged a 210.5 in doubles with a high of a 246.

In trios, Ramirez was even better, averaging a 229.33 over six games with a total of 1,376. Her high there was a 278. Franco, also teaming up with her, averaged a 198 and rolled a high of a 247. Lopez averaged a 214.67 with a high of 255 and a total of 1,288.



In singles, Ramirez fell off a little, if you consider a 219.17 falling off. She rolled a high of a 236 and totaled a 1,315 in the six games to claim the gold medal. Lopez, who was fifth, averaged a 195.83 while Franco averaged a 186.5 in sixth place.

In total, Ramirez averaged an impressive 224.28 with an 18 game pinfall of 4.037. She topped Lopez, who took second with a 207 average and a 3,726 tally over the 18 games. Franco, in seventh averaged a 195.33 over all 18 games.

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