UMES Named to Ninth-Straight Women’s Bowling National Championship Tournament
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Lady Hawks women’s bowling team will compete in its ninth consecutive NCAA women’s bowling championship tournament, the NCAA today announced. The defending national champion Hawks are the only HBCU named to this year’s eight-team field.
“Now we have to work harder,” said Interim Head Coach Kristina Frahm, who won a title as a player in 2008 and 2011. “It’s always an honor to attend but we plan to do more than that, we plan on defending our championship.”
The field is made up of eight at-large selections that include Central Missouri and Nebraska. The pair, along with UMES, are the only three teams in the nation to make each of the nine championships the NCAA has sponsored since 2004.
The other teams attending include Arkansas State, Fairleigh Dickinson, Sacred Heart, Valparaiso and Vanderbilt.
The tournament begins April 12.