JONESBORO, AR (astateredwolves.com) – The Arkansas State women’s bowling squad retained the No. 1 spot in the latest edition of the National Tenpin Coaches Association Poll released by the NTCA Thursday afternoon.
The No. 1 ranking for the Red Wolves is the fifth time in school history the team has been ranked on top of the NTCA Poll.
A-State checks in with a current record of 38-14 with three second-place finishes and one championship during the first day of the Big Red Invitational. The Red Wolves received 1,104 points with 16 first-place votes to remain in the top spot, while Nebraska registered the No. 2 ranking with 1,084 points and 12 first-place votes. Vanderbilt was third with 993 points and the remaining three first-place tallies, while Central Missouri and Sam Houston State tied for No. 4 with 951 points each.
Fairleigh Dickinson (767 points) is ranked sixth, while Wisconsin-Whitewater follows in seventh with 745 points. Stephen F. Austin earned the No. 8 ranking with 737 points, while McKendree (663 points) and Maryland Eastern Shore (605) round out the top 10.
Jordan Richard and Haley Richard lead A-State with two all-tournament nods so far this season, while Stephanie Mims, Brooke Wood, and Jordan Kasza have one apiece. Kasza has the team’s only tournament MVP award on the campaign after earning the honor at the Big Red Invitational Nov. 12-14.
The Arkansas State women’s bowling team returns to action in 2016 with its host tournament, the Mid-Winter Invitational, scheduled for Jan. 15-17 at the Jonesboro Bowling Center.