Bowling enrollment spikes, earns award as best one-credit class

Course allows students physical activity, fun skills to learn



Bowling instructor Jacob Herriges speaks about his background in bowling and explains how he came to teach the one credit class on Wednesday at Zeppoz.

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

WSU offers numerous one-credit courses each semester that are all unique in their own way. However, the one students voted best for on-campus is bowling.

Yes, that’s right. You can take bowling at WSU.

It is Instructor Jacob Herriges’ first semester teaching. He said he had all of his classes fill up, which is something that hasn’t happened in previous bowling courses before.

“I’m honestly kind of shocked to see how many students signed up,” Herriges said. “This semester, I have four full classes. When I took it last semester, we just had one or two full classes.”

Herriges said it’s great to see more people are interested in taking the class. He said the class is a way to get out of the classroom and not only have fun, but become a whole lot better at the sport.

“When they come in against their friends and family members, I don’t want their scores to be in the 50s or 60s,” he said. “Hopefully by the end of the semester, everyone had a great time and can now bowl in the 110-130 range.”

This course is meant to teach you the basics of bowling and improve your game. Whether you’re new to bowling or have a lot of experience, this class is for everyone.

Herriges said he has been bowling ever since he could remember and is thrilled to teach and hopefully expand the class.

As a member of the bowling club and someone who has competed professionally, Herriges said he believes he can teach everyone the necessary skills to become a much better bowler.

“I’ve bowled a couple professional tournaments,” Herriges said. “I travel down to Vegas and through the Midwest, and it’s just great to be able to pass some bowling skills onto people that want to get better.”

Herriges looks forward to future semesters teaching the class and feels honored to receive the award for best one-credit class in the 2019 Student Choice Awards.