USBC Collegiate


2012 USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships moves to Nebraska with new format

USBCISCLogo2_small.jpgThe 2012 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Singles Championships will have a new format and be held in conjunction with USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb. The singles event will take place April 17; team competition begins April 19. The new one-day format will consist of six games of qualifying followed by head-to-head match play. The match-play portion will feature three-game total pinfall matches.

USBC Collegiate


Wichita States University women's team wins first title of the season

2011WSULogo_small.jpgThe Wichita States University Shocker bowling team competed in its first Tier I tournament of the season from Nov. 25-26. The women claimed their first title at the 34th National Collegiate Team Match Games while the men earned a respectable third place finish. With a new tournament director, National Collegiate Team Match Games found itself with an altered tournament format. In keeping with the tournament's long stating tradition, the tournament still adhered to the Barnhart Match Play system.

USBC Collegiate


Backhaul Direct Hoosier Classic expects record 130 varsity teams for 2012 event

Tournament sponsors continue to fund scholarship money for student-athletes

2011BackhaulDirectHoosierClassicLogo_small.jpgThe 43rd Annual Backhaul Direct Hoosier Classic, presented by Columbia 300, is expecting a 130 team "sellout" based on a full field of 78 men's teams and 52 women's teams. All teams entered, in both divisions, represent the "varsity team" for each program. The tournament, held on February 18-19, 2012 at Western Bowl in Indianapolis, is the most sought-after regular season title of the collegiate season. The top 12 teams in the men's division and top eight teams in the women's division will advance to the bracket finals.

Women's Collegiate Bowling


Anggie Ramirez paces Hawks to 10-0 mark at first MEAC meet

Colombian averages 235.75 to lead UMES over all conference opponents


Reigning NCAA and USBC Intercollegiate Women's Team Champion, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) opened their conference season in perfect style, rolling to a 10-0 mark over their Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Northern Division opponents. The Hawks were paced by Anggie Ramirez (right; Bogota, Colombia) who tallied 943 pins over four games to average a 235.75.

Women's Collegiate Bowling


Hawk Bowling reloads for another national title run

Opens season this weekend at Fairleigh Dickinson Invitational

2011UMESHawksLogo2_small.jpgAfter a history making year in the world of collegiate bowling, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) wants what every team does after winning a national championship, another one. Head Coach Sharon Brummell hopes that the addition of four new bowlers will help her Hawks acquire an unprecedented fourth National Championship in five years. The Hawhs open the 2011-12 season Nov. 4-6 at the Fairleigh Dickinson Invitational.

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William Penn men, Robert Morris-Illinois women win ISBPA/Kegel Collegiate Classic

2011WilliamPennMen_small.jpg201RobertMorrisIliinoisWomen_small.jpgThe William Penn University men's team and the women from Robert Morris University Illinois claimed the varsity team titles in the ISBPA/Kegel Collegiate Classic which was held Oct 22-23 at Stardust Lanes in Addison, Ill. The Statesmen (l.) defeated Lindenwood in the title match, 431-394, while the Illinois women topped Robert Morris-Peoria, 398-359.

USBC Collegiate


Wichita State men start season with win at Mid States Championships

Shockers win seventh straight title and ninth out of the last ten years

2011WSULogo_small.jpgThe Shocker bowling teams opened their season at the 52nd Mid States Championships held at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kan. on October 15-16. The tournament format consisted of ten individual games and 16 baker games. A total of 17 men's teams and ten women's teams rounded out the varsity field. The Shocker men continued their dominance at Mid States winning a seventh straight title, bringing them to a ninth victory out of the last ten years of competing in the event.

Collegiate Women's Bowling


UMES dedicates bowling lanes to coach Sharon Brummell

Lanes, located in the Student Services Center, will now bare her name

2011SharonBrummellLanes_small.jpgIn her 14th year as coach of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) women's bowling team, head coach Sharon Brummell has accomplished a lot. Three National Championships, five MEAC Championships, 20 All-America players, five MEAC Coach of the Year awards and two National Coach of the Year honors are just a few of the more glaring recognitions. On Friday, Oct. 21st the school publicly thanked her for her efforts when the bowling lanes were formally named the Sharon D. Brummell Bowling Lanes.

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10/08/11 to provide Live Broadcasts of nine collegiate events in 2011-12 season

2011USBCCollegiateLogo_small.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress once again will provide free live broadcasts on of major college bowling events throughout the 2011-12 season. It will mark the third consecutive season that bowling fans will be able to watch regular-season college events on The action kicks off Oct. 22 with a special event at the International Training and Research Center.

Women's Collegiate Bowling


Leann Eimermann to head University of Wisconsin-Whitewater bowling team

2011UWWLeannEimermann_small.jpgLeann Eimermann, a former Warhawk, has been named head women's bowling coach at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Eimermann was captain of the Warhawk team that earned a berth in the 2010 United States Bowling Congress national tournament. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration, with a major in marketing. She was a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at UW-W. The UW-Whitewater women's bowling team will make its debut under Eimermann October 22-23 at the ISBPA/Kegel Classic in Addison, Illinois.

USBC Collegiate


First Bowling Combine brings together athletes, coaches


While participants said they were able to learn more about their games, coaches attending the first Bowling Combine for College Prospects at the International Training and Research Center said they enjoyed the chance to evaluate many players in one location. More than 70 youth bowlers took part in the two-day program that concluded Thursday. They were put through tests that measured sport-specific skills and overall athleticism, including vertical leap and balance tests.

PBA News


Maryland Eastern Shore’s Kristina Frahm wins PBA Billy Welu Scholarship

Oswego, Illinois native is four-time All-American, three-time women’s collegiate team champion

2011WeluScholarshipKristinaFrahm_small.jpg Kristina Frahm of Oswego, Ill., who helped the University of Maryland Eastern Shore win a pair of NCAA Women’s Bowling Championships and a USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships title as part of her four-year reign as a collegiate All-American, has been selected as winner of the Professional Bowler Association’s 2011 Billy Welu Scholarship. Frahm, who recently graduated from Maryland Eastern Shore with a 3.955 grade point average in earning her degree in accounting, is headed to Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md., this fall in pursuit of her MBA.

United States


It's official: Webber freshman sets Guinness World Record

Freshman Colin Champion rolled eight strikes within one minute on Jan. 24th, 2011

20110124GuinnessCertificateRecordForMostStrikesin1Minute_small.jpgOn Monday evening, Jan. 24th, 2011, three Webber International Unversity bowlers broke the Guinness World Record for Most Strikes in One Minute held by legendary Swedish bowler Tomas Leandersson (6) since 2001. Kristis Sergejevas of Lithuania and Brazilian national team member Marcelo Suartz managed seven strikes at Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Fla., before Floridian Colin Champion, a 117 lb. freshman, rolled eight strikes within one minute. The record was now officially approved by Guinness World Record Ltd.

Women's Collegiate Bowling


Kristina Frahm named 2011 MEAC Woman of the Year

UMES bowler was a four-time All-American and the second Hawk to win the award

2011USWOKristinaFrahm_small.jpgThe Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has announced that the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's (UMES) Kristina Frahm (pictured) of Oswego, Ill. was named the 2011 MEAC Woman of the Year. Frahm will be awarded the honor during the annual MEAC Football Press Luncheon on Friday, July 29 in Norfolk, Virginia. The award, selected annually by the MEAC Senior Woman Administrators, celebrates the achievements of female senior student-athletes who have excelled in academics, athletics, service and leadership.


UMES' Kristina Frahm named to Capital One Academic All-America Team

Senior bowler is the first UMES athlete to earn the honor

2011UMESKristinaFrahm_small.jpgThe academic honors keep rolling in for four-time All-American Kristina Frahm (Oswego, Ill.). The latest, released today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), is a nod as a First-Team selection for the 2011 Capital One Academic All- America® Women's At-Large Team. The Women's At-Large program for Academic All-America® includes the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.

Collegiate Women's Bowling


Maria Rodriguez's collegiate career ends at USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championship

Hawk falls in third round of her final collegiate event

2011UMESMariaRodriguez_small.jpgMaria Rodriguez of Ibague Tolima, Colombia, arguably the most decorated athlete in University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) history, ended her collegiate career on Tuesday, bowing out in the third round of the United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Singles Championship. Rodriguez fell to Central Florida's Kara Bunting, three-games-to-two in best-of-three-games match play. The loss caps an amazing career for Rodriguez, who graduated last week with a degree in marketing.

USBC Collegiate


Brittni Hamilton, Kyle Barnes capture Intercollegiate Singles Championships titles

AMF Euless Lanes in Euless, Texas, USA (May 23-24, 2011)

2011ISCBrittniHamiltonKyleBarnes_small.jpgBrittni Hamilton of Vanderbilt and Kyle Barnes of Middle Tennessee claimed the titles at the 2011 USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships on Tuesday at AMF Euless Lanes in Euless, Texas.. Hamilton (r.), the top seed after Monday's qualifying, swept Kara Bunting of Central Florida in the women's title match. Barnes (l.), the No. 7 qualifier, needed a strike on his first ball in the final frame of the deciding game and got it to beat Jacob Kent of Robert Morris-Illinois, 3-2.

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Qualifying concludes at USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships

Nick Davis, Brittni Hamilton earn top seeds for single-elimination finals


North Carolina State's Nick Davis (r.) and Vanderbilt's Brittni Hamilton (l.) earned the top seeds Monday for the single-elimination match-play bracket at the 2011 USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships. Davis fired a 12-game qualifying total of 2,712, an average of 226, while Hamilton led the women's field by a large margin, totaling 2,639, a 219.9 average, at AMF Euless Lanes in Texas. Competition resumes at 7:40 a.m. Central with the opening round of match play.

Industry News


Purdue University Bowling Camp partners with Storm Bowling

Program to host fifth annual Player Development Youth Camp July 28-31, 2011.

2011PurdueBowlingCamp_small.jpgThe Purdue Bowling Program has announced a partnership with Storm Bowling for the 2011 Player Development Youth Camp. This year's camp will be held July 28-31, 2011 and is open to boys and girls ages 12-20. The partnership will allow campers to purchase a high performance Storm bowling ball at a substantial discount. The summer bowling camp is taught by Purdue Head Coach Scott Savage and Assistant Coach Doug Wiedman, as well as former and current Purdue bowlers.

USBC Collegiate


Top collegiate bowlers to battle for titles at 2011 USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships

AMF Euless Lanes in Euless, Texas, USA (May 23-24, 2011)

Forty of the nation's top collegiate bowlers will be at AMF Euless Lanes in Euless, Texas, starting Monday to compete for national titles at the USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championship. The participants will bowl 16 qualifying games on Monday to determine the single-elimination match-play bracket. On Tuesday, match play will consist of best-of-five games until a champion is determined. All qualifying and match-play rounds will be broadcast live on

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