COLUMBUS, Neb. – A Columbus High athlete who excels at bowling, has signed to compete in the sport at College of St. Mary, who just started their program this year.
Taylor Krings of CHS will bowl for St. Mary’s next season in Omaha after signing with the school Tuesday.
“He (Coach Tony Manna ) recruited four girls that I have previously bowled with and bowled against so I’m excited how they work and everything that goes along with that. I’m really excited and we’re going to make good connections and keep moving up,” says Krings.
Krings is one of several Columbus-area athletes, including CHS standout Regi Zakrzewski, that will be heading to metro school for athletics. Krings will be competing in a slightly different sport, being the lone bowling signee from Columbus.
She says she picked up the sport as a little girl.
“I think I started bowling at age three, my dad is a bowler and my brother actually went to Hastings to bowl for a bit so I guess I kind of just grew up with it and fell in love with it,” says Krings.
The senior likes the small campus atmosphere of St. Mary, which currently has just over 1,000 women enrolled at the school.
” There was about 27-30 people in a classroom which was just like here in high school which I liked how that wasn’t much of a change and the underground tunnels, that’ll be nice so I don’t have to walk in the cold too much,” says Krings.