INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Women’s Bowling Committee has announced the twelve-teams vying for the 2019 National Collegiate Women's Bowling Championship. Eight conference teams have been granted automatic qualification, with the remaining teams being selected at-large. The field includes the following teams:
Arkansas State University
Sacred Heart University
Bowie State University
Sam Houston State University
Stephen F. Austin State University
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Prairie View A&M University
Four teams (Nebraska-Lincoln, McKendree, Sam Houston State & Vanderbilt) will be placed into the bracket, with the remaining eight teams competing in opening- round matches to finalize the championship bracket. Opening-round matches are as follows:
|April 5||Stephen F. Austin vs Prairie View A&M||Emerald Bowl - Houston, Texas||Prairie View A&M|
|April 6||Maryland Eastern Shore vs Bowie State |
Sacred Heart vs Caldwell
|Millsboro Lanes - Millsboro, Delaware||Maryland Eastern Shore|
|April 9||Arkansas State vs Medaille||RollHouse Wickliffe -Wickliffe, Ohio||Mid-America Conference|
The championship matches will be played April 11-13 at RollHouse Wickliffe in Wickliffe, Ohio. The Mid-American Conference and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission are the hosts. Tickets for the championship can be purchased on www.NCAA.com prior to the championship.
The championship bracket will be a double-elimination, with each round consisting of a best-of-three match that includes the use of three team game formats- baker total pin fall, five- person team match and a best-of-seven baker match play. The champion will be determined using a best-of-seven baker match play. The championship final will air at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Saturday, April 13 on ESPNU.
Vanderbilt University won the 2018 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship at Tropicana Lanes in St. Louis, Missouri defeating McKendree University.