UMES Women's Bowling earns bid to fourth straight NCAA Championships
March 28, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Women's Bowling Team received word today that they have been selected as part of the eight team field that will vie for the National Collegiate Women's Bowling Championship. This is the fourth straight selection for the Lady Hawks.
UMES was selected at large as part of the eight team field selected by the NCAA Women's Bowling Committee; there are no automatic bids to the Championships.
The Lady Hawks have finished each of the last three seasons ranked seventh in the country and have had some success at the tournament, including rolling the first ever perfect baker game in NCAA history at the inaugural event four years ago. That mark still stands today. Last season UMES was seeded fourth after a qualifying round but was knocked out by Alabama A & M, who eventually lost the title to Fairleigh Dickinson.
"We are looking to improve upon that seventh place finish," said an elated Head Coach Sharon Brummell. "It is an honor to get selected again, we are grateful for the opportunity and plan to compete well and represent the athletic department, the University and the conference," she added.
This past weekend UMES claimed their second straight and third overall Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) title.
The Central Florida Sports Commission and Sunshine State Conference will co-host the championship, which will be held April 12-14 at Brunswick Wekiva Lanes in Apopka, Florida.
The field includes the following teams:
University of Central Missouri, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus; University of Maryland, Eastern Shore; Minnesota State University Mankato; University of Nebraska, Lincoln; New Jersey City University; Sacred Heart University and Vanderbilt University