#3 Arkansas State women’s bowling competes in NCAA Tournament this week

The Red Wolves earned their 15th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. They held a watch...
The Red Wolves earned their 15th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. They held a watch party Wednesday at The Social.(Source: KAIT)
Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 4:55 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 4, 2023 at 7:34 PM CDT
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Set for a 15th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament, the Arkansas State women’s bowling team is the No. 3 seed and will play Sacred Heart in its opening match of the 2023 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship as announced by the NCAA Wednesday afternoon in its selection show on NCAA.com

The Red Wolves enter the tournament with a 78-29 record and won the Southland Bowling League Championship last weekend to grab one of nine automatic qualifying spots. A-State meets Sacred Heart in match one of the Rochester Regional at 8:00 a.m. (CT) on Friday, April 7. The winner will face either North Carolina A&T or Medaille.

Joining the Red Wolves in the 17-team field are No. 1 seed McKendree, No. 2 seed Vanderbilt, No. 4 seed Nebraska, Carthage, Duquesne, Fayetteville State, Louisiana Tech, Maryville, Medaille, Mercyhurst, North Carolina A&T, Prairie View A&M, Sacred Heart, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin and Youngstown State.

All regionals are double elimination except for the play-in match at the five-team regional which will be single elimination. Each round will consist of teams competing in a best-of-three match format, bowled in the following order: five-person team match; Baker total pin fall; and best-of-seven Baker match play. Regional competition will conclude with one team from each regional bracket advancing to compete in the championship. The champion will be determined using a best-of-seven Baker match play. The championship final will air at 8 p.m. Central time, Saturday, April 15 on ESPNU.

Fans can keep up with the Arkansas State women’s bowling team by following the squad on Twitter (@AStateBowling) and by liking the Arkansas State Women’s Bowling page on Facebook or Instagram (@redwolvesbowling).