BOOM Apparel Intercollegiate Club Championships to debut in 2014

    09/07/13

    USBC Collegiate

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    The 2013-14 USBC Collegiate season will see the debut of a new national championship event, rounding out four consecutive weeks of post season bowling. The BOOM Apparel Intercollegiate Club Championships will be held April 5th and 6th, 2014 at All-Star Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind. Boom Apparel is the Presenting Sponsor.

    "Boom Apparel is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Intercollegiate Club Championships" said Derek Johnson, CEO of BOOM Apparel.

    "These kids are the future of the sport and this is a great step to ensure that they have a place to compete and have fun. This concept matches up well with our modern, affordable brand and collegiate demographic and will be meaningful for the sport of bowling."

    Currently four national championships are contested at the college level each year: National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA); National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA); National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships.

    The addition of the BOOM Apparel Intercollegiate Club Championships will give teams the opportunity to compete in a fifth event.

    The field for the Boom Apparel Intercollegiate Club Championships will include the top 24 men's and women's programs based on the final Collegebowling.com Power Rankings. Teams will be seeded into one of four pools, and will bowl a four-game baker match against each of the other five teams in their pool, plus a position round.

    The two teams with the best record at the completion of the six matches will be directly seeded into the bracket. The remaining 16 teams will compete in a best of five, single elimination bracket, to determine the champion and will take home the Glenn Carlson Cup, named in honor of the late California State University – Fresno Head Bowling Coach.

    Carson served as Head Coach from 1969 to 2008. He led the women's program to 14 Intercollegiate Team Championship appearances and the men to eight appearances.

    Additional sponsors of the inaugural Boom Apparel Intercollegiate Club Championships include H2M Management; Storm Bowling; Turbo Grips; Ace Mitchell Bowlers Mart and Savage Bowling Pro Shops.