Dover, Del. (Mar. 12, 2018) --- Delaware State has qualified to compete for a women’s college national championship. The Hornets finished second in the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championship Sectional in Stratford, N.J., this past weekend, thus qualifying for the national championship competition April 19-21 in Lincoln, Neb.
The top four teams in the four sectionals advance to the national championship round.
In addition, Delaware State’s Alexis Neuer (so.; Lewisburg, Pa.) has qualified for the USBC National Singles Championship Tournament for the second year in a row.
Neuer was second among 174 competitors with a total pinfall of 1279 in six games for an average of 213.2. Her performance was highlighted by a collegiate career-best 296 in the third game.
A Preseason All-MEAC First Team selection, Neuer also competed in the USBC national singles championships as a freshman in 2017. She also earned a coveted spot on the USA Junior (under 20) National Team last year.
Neuer is also a four-time MEAC Bowler-of-the-Week for the Hornets, who captured their second straight MEAC Northern Division title this season.
Delaware State will compete for the 2018 MEAC Tournament championship Mar. 23-25 in Chesapeake, Va.
Ranked sixth in the latest National Tenpin Coaches Association Poll, a MEAC Tournament championship would also strengthen the Hornets’ case for a 2018 NCAA National Championship invitation.
Delaware State’s Olivia Laird and Brianna Kauffman also had Top 20 performances in last weekend’s USBC sectionals.
Laird was 11th in the competition with a total pinfall of 1204 (200.7 avg.), while Kauffman was 18th with 1176 (196.0 avg.).