Three HBCUs will compete for the NCAA Bowling Championship next month. Bowie State University, Prairie View A&M and Maryland Eastern Shore are all in the twelve team field after winning their respective conference championships.
The Bowling Championship isn’t broken down by divisions like most NCAA sports, hence the Division II and Division I HBCUs competing for the same title.
The field also includes Arkansas State University, Sacred Heart University, Sam Houston State, Caldwell University, McKendree University, Medaille College, Nebraska, and Vanderbilt.
Four teams will be placed into the championship bracket, with the remaining eight teams competing in opening- round matches to finalize the championship bracket. Opening-round matches are as follows:
|April 5||Stephen F. Austin vs. Prairie View A&M||Emerald Bowl||Houston, Texas||Prairie View A&M|
|April 6||Maryland Eastern Shore vs. Bowie State|
Sacred Heart vs. Caldwell
|Millsboro Lanes||Millsboro, Delaware||Maryland Eastern Shore|
|April 9||Arkansas State vs. Medaille||RollHouse Wickliffe||Wickliffe, Ohio||Mid-America Conference|
The championship matches will be played April 11-13 at RollHouse Wickliffe in Wickliffe, Ohio.
The championship bracket will be a double-elimination, with each round consisting of a best-of-three match that includes the use of three team game formats- baker total pin fall
Vanderbilt University won the 2018 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship at Tropicana Lanes in St. Louis, Missouri defeating McKendree University.