WHITEWATER, Wis. -- Leann Eimermann, a former Warhawk, has been named head women's bowling coach at Wisconsin-Whitewater.

"I am really excited," Eimermann said. "UW-Whitewater has amazing educational programs, we have an established team, good facilities -- we have a lot to offer. These are all things I am familiar with, and I think my leadership capability, the ability to lead while still being a good listener, will be a positive in my work with student athletes."

Eimermann was a four-year letterwinner for the Warhawks from 2006-2010. Eimermann was captain of the Warhawk team that earned a berth in the 2010 United States Bowling Congress national tournament, where UW-W placed tenth out of sixteen teams in the position rounds and advanced to the second round of the head-to-head competition. She also contributed to the second highest team single game total (five bowlers, one game) in school history, a 1,095 Nov. 2, 2008 at the Fairleigh Dickinson Invitational, and the school-record Baker game, a 261 against Saint Peter's College at the Kutztown Invite Jan. 31, 2010.

"We are very pleased to hire Leann," UW-W athletic director Paul Plinske said. "She has the skills to help us advance our collegiate program while sustaining the academic excellence of the team members. It's always our hope that our search pool consists of highly qualified alumni. Leann was an outstanding Warhawk student-athlete that left a positive impact on us, and she will make a positive difference on our campus."

Eimermann worked as a junior league coordinator and marketing intern at King Pin Lanes in Campbellsport, Wis. while in high school and college (2003-2010). During the 2010-11 school year she coached the Campbellsport High School boy's team to an eighth place finish in the Wisconsin state high school tournament. At the same time she was the assistant manager and marketing coordinator for Dan's King Pin Family Fun Center in Mayville, Wisconsin where she worked with local businesses and organizations, set up leagues, supervised part time help and assisted with food sales.

Eimermann replaces Amber Lemke, who headed the UW-W program for four years.  Lemke was named the head coach at Stephen F. Austin University, a Division I school located in Nacogdoches, Texas in July.