INDIANAPOLIS --The eight-team field competing at the 2015 National Collegiate Women's Bowling Championship was announced today by the NCAA Women’s Bowling Committee.
The seeded field includes the following teams:
2. Fairleigh Dickinson
3. Arkansas State
5. Central Missouri
6. Sam Houston State
7. Stephen F. Austin
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 31⁄2 a piece after seven games will be decided by a tiebreaker using the Modified Baker format.
The St. Louis Sports Commission and the University of Central Missouri will host the championship, which will be held April 9-11 at Tropicana Lanes in Richmond Heights, Missouri. Tickets can be purchased on www.NCAA.com prior to the championship.
The Sam Houston State University won its first National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship in 2014 at Game of Wickliffe in Cleveland, Ohio defeating the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
The championship final will air on ESPNU at 8 p.m. ET April 11. A tape delay broadcast of the championship final will air on ESPN on April 12 from 4-6 p.m. ET.