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Dates Announced For 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships

4 Mar, 2015


The nation's top college bowling teams can begin charting their course toward the 2015 national title as sectional-qualifying assignments were handed out Wednesday for the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships.

The four sectional qualifiers will be held March 14-15 at 30 Strikes in Stratford, New Jersey; Cityview Lanes in Fort Worth, Texas; Stardust Bowl of Addison in Addison, Illinois; and Smyrna Bowl in Smyrna, Tennessee.

The top four teams in each division at each sectional will advance to the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships, which will be held April 15-18 at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas.

The complete men's and women's Intercollegiate Team Championships Sectional Qualifier field (teams listed in alphabetical order):

MEN

Stratford Sectional: Calumet, Canisius, Cayuga CC, Mohawk Valley CC, North Carolina State, Northwestern Ohio, Notre Dame, Penn State-Berks, Rochester Tech, Schenectady County CC, St. John's, Stony Brook, Urbana, Webber International, William Paterson, Wright State

Fort Worth Sectional: Arizona State, Central Oklahoma, Fresno State, Grand View, Hastings, Iowa Central CC, Lindenwood-Belleville, Louisiana State, Midland, Newman, North Texas, San Jose State, Spring Hill, Texas A&M, Vincennes, Weber State, West Texas A&M, Wichita State

Addison Sectional: AIB College of Business, Ashford, Clarke, Davenport, Highland CC, Lawrence Tech, Michigan State, Minnesota State, Mount Mercy, Nebraska, North Dakota State, Robert Morris-Illinois, Saginaw Valley State, St. Ambrose, St. Francis, William Penn, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Wisconsin-Platteville, Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin-Whitewater

Smyrna Sectional: Arkansas, Bethel, Campbellsville, Central Florida, Concordia, Cumberlands, Emmanuel, Florida State, Huntington, Indiana Tech, Kansas, Lindenwood, Marian, Martin Methodist, McKendree, Missouri Baptist, Morehead State, Ohio State, Pikeville, Purdue, St. Catharine, Toledo, Western Illinois

WOMEN

Stratford Sectional: Calumet, Corning CC, Delaware State, Kutztown, LIU Brooklyn, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T, Northwestern Ohio, Notre Dame, Sacred Heart, Schenectady County CC, Urbana, Ursuline, Webber International, Wright State

Fort Worth Sectional: Baker, Fresno State, Grand View, Hastings, Lindenwood-Belleville, Louisiana-Lafayette, Midland, Newman, Spring Hill, Stephen F. Austin, West Texas A&M, Wichita State

Addison Sectional: AIB College of Business, Ashford, Bowling Green, Cardinal Stritch, Clarke, Davenport, Highland CC, Lawrence Tech, Minnesota State, Mount Mercy, Robert Morris-Illinois, Robert Morris-Springfield, Saginaw Valley State, St. Ambrose, St. Francis, Viterbo, William Penn, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin-Whitewater

Smyrna Sectional: Adrian, Aquinas, Ball State, Bethel, Campbellsville, Central Florida, Concordia, Cumberlands, Emmanuel, Florida State, Huntington, Indiana Tech, Lindenwood, Marian, McKendree, Pikeville, St. Catharine, UAB

Sectional assignments are based on the Team Ranking System points earned in USBC Collegiate-certified competition throughout the season. USBC Collegiate attempts to place no more than two of the top eight schools and no more than four of the top 16 schools in a sectional based on final TRS totals. Sectional qualifier fields are determined by taking geographic distance, economics and field size into consideration.

The sectionals will consist of 32 Baker games each day for a total of 64 Baker games. The top four teams based on total pinfall in each division following the completion of competition at each sectional will advance to the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships.

In addition, these four locations will host qualifying for the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships on March 13. Competitors at each of the four sectional events will bowl six games with 24 men and 16 women - the top four men and top four women at each sectional plus eight additional selections from the men's field based on size of field at each location - advancing to the national singles tournament on April 14 and 18 in Wichita.

For more information on USBC Collegiate, visit BOWL.com/Collegiate.

United States Bowling Congress: The United States Bowling Congress serves as the national governing body of bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). USBC conducts championship events nationwide including the largest participation sporting events in the world - the USBC Open and Women's Championships - and professional events such as the USBC Masters and USBC Queens. 

Founded in 1895, today USBC and its 2,500 state and local associations proudly serve more than a million members. USBC is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, working toward a future for the sport. The online home for USBC is BOWL.com.

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