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Collegiate Bowling 


Bowling can be truly defined as a pure intercollegiate sport. Regardless of division, region, or athletic association, bowling has become fiercely competitive. Non-sholarship, Div III teams are often able to compete side-by-side with some of the top NCAA bowling teams in the country.


Although collegiate bowling is rarely mentioned in the media, many conferences offer team competition and championship tournaments. National championships have been conducted since 1959 by the Association of College Unions (ACU) and since 1962 by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)


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2009 Collegiate Bowling Championship

            The 2009 Intercollegiate bowling championships were held in Rockford, Illinois. Only the top 16 men’s teams and the top 16 women’s teams from across the nation were able to compete in the championship. The championship consisted of three days of bowling, with 32 qualifying games being played on the first day, five rounds of double-elimination best 4 of 7 matches on the second day and the semi-finals and the finals on the last day.

Three games were played in each of the finals. For the men, the Wichita State University Shockers conquered the Saginaw Valley State Univeristy Cardinals 2-1 and for the women, the Wichita State University Shockers beat the Lindenwood Lions 2-0.


Arkansas Bowling

            The University of Arkansas does not currently have a bowling team. The only two schools in Arkansas that have bowling teams are the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Arkansas State University. However, the University of Arkansas does have bowling as a club sport. The difference is that club sports are regulated by program and university policy, but they are self-administrated by the members of the club. Participation in club sports is completely voluntary. Members of the the bowling club must be currently enrolled in at least one credit hour per semester in order to be eligible for participation. Faculty and staff that hold a current HPER membership are also eligible to participate in the bowling club. Members must not be on academic or disciplinary probation in order to participate.