Dover, Del. (Feb. 2, 2017) --- Delaware State has cracked the top 10 in the latest National Tenpin Coaches Association poll of top 25 collegiate women’s bowling teams.

The Hornets are eighth in the February 2017 rankings, up from No. 12 in the previous poll. DSU has a 41-13 overall record and are first in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Northern Division with a 14-2 mark.

This is Delaware State’s highest ranking since holding the No. 3 spot in the February 2010 poll, the best in team history. That season, DSU won its second straight MEAC championship and competed in the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row.

In the latest poll, Nebraska is No. 1, followed by Arkansas State, McKendree (Ill.), Sam Houston State and Vanderbilt.

Delaware State is the highest ranked MEAC team in the Feb. 2017 poll. UMES is right behind the Hornets at No. 9.  MEAC members North Carolina A&T and Norfolk State are, 18th and 22nd respectively, in the latest poll.

The reigning MEAC champion Hornets will return to action on Feb. 10 at the Stephen F. Austin Tournament in Houston, Texas.

The 2017 MEAC Bowling Championship tournament is set for Mar. 24-26 in Chesapeake, Va.  

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