Bowling Team participates in major Las Vegas tournament

The team enjoyed time outside of the nine game competition schedule. GSU Athletics/Courtesy photo

The Women’s Bowling team spent last weekend at the Stormin’ Blue & White Las Vegas Classic.

From Friday, Jan. 10 through Sunday, Jan. 12 the competition was live- streamed by FloBowling and it was hosted by Mount St. Mary’s Bowling Team at the South Point Hotel Casino Spa. 

This was the NCAA bowling’s first ever event in Las Vegas, Nevada and the furthest west the NCAA bowling has ever gone for competition.

Participating schools included Mount St. Mary’s (Host), Valparaiso, Stephen F. Austin, Tulane, Monmouth, Nebraska, Prairie View A&M, Maryville, Texas Southern, Vanderbilt, St. Francis, McKendree, Delaware State and Grambling State University.

An award ceremony was held on Sunday Jan. 12 at 12:30 p.m. where the top three teams and top 10 individuals to receive awards following the competition. 

Grambling’s women’s bowling team sadly ended the competition with no wins and 9 losses in the competition and ended with a total of 6,228 point,  averaging out to 124.6 Avg/GM. 

Head Coach Barbara Lewis told GSU Athletics how the players enjoyred the trip overall.

“Our team was fortunate enough to see collegiate competition at the highest level outside of the NCAA championship, and they also met members of the United States National bowling team (team USA) as well as members from the Junior Gold Bowl Championship,” she said. 

This Stormin’ Blue & White Las Vegas Classic was the Lady Tigers fourth competition this season. 

The team will be headed next to Dallas, Texas for the SWAC West Round-Up, Jan. 17-19.