NDIANAPOLIS--The eight-team field competing at the 2016 National Collegiate Women's Bowling Championship was announced today by the NCAA Women’s Bowling Committee. 

The seeded field includes the following teams:

Arkansas State
Sam Houston State
Stephen F. Austin
Central Missouri
North Carolina A&T








Competition begins with qualifying rounds in which each team bowls one five-person regular team game against each of the other seven participating teams.  Teams will be seeded for bracket play based on their win-loss record during the qualifying rounds.  At the conclusion of the qualifying rounds, teams will then compete in best-of-seven Baker matches in the double elimination tournament.  In the Baker format, each of the five team members, in order, bowls a complete frame until a complete (10-frame) game is bowled.  A Baker match tied at 3½ a piece after seven games will be decided by a tiebreaker using the Modified Baker format.     

The Northeast Conference will host the championship, which will be held April 14-16 at Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, New Jersey.  Tickets can be purchased on www.NCAA.com prior to the championship.

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The University of Nebraska, Lincoln won its fifth National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship in 2015 at Tropicana Lanes in Richmond Heights, Missouri defeating Stephen F. Austin State University.

The championship final will air on ESPNU Saturday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.  A tape delay broadcast of the championship final will air on ESPN Sunday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

For more information about the National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship, log on to www.NCAA.com.