The Kansas University bowling team will be participating in one of the four intercollegiate team championship sectionals from Thursday through Monday, March 11, in Las Vegas.
Kansas University’s men’s bowling club placed fourth at sectionals to earn a trip to the United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships.
Kansas University’s bowling club earned the No. 5 seed and will compete March 10-11 in the Euless, Texas, sectional of the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships. KU finished the regular season ranked 19th nationally.
Kansas University’s men’s bowling club placed ninth of 53 teams in the Blue and Gold Tournament and ascended to 15th in the national rankings.
The Kansas University men's bowling team is ranked 18th nationally out of 156 schools, according to Collegebowling.com's team rankings at the end of the fall semester.
Justin Thompson averaged 202.89 pins to place 42nd and lead all Kansas University bowlers as the KU bowling club opened its season over the weekend at the Midwest Collegiate Tournament.
Former Kansas University bowler Rhino Page won a Professional Bowlers Association title at the Shark Championship on Sunday.
In just a few short months, former Kansas University bowler Rhino Page has gone from hoping to be a part of the Professional Bowlers Association tour to nearly taking his first title in December at Spartanburg, S.C. Page, 24, came within 10 pins of defeating PBA veteran Parker Bohn III at the Spartanburg Classic, the tour's eighth event of the season.
Kansas University senior bowler Kelly Zapf earned the top seed for the women's division of match play at the 2005 Collegiate Singles Championships on Monday at Olympic Lanes.
There only one coach at KU who has won a national championship: Mike Fine, the longtime coach of the KU bowling team.
They hadn't won any major competitions this season, but the Jayhawks struck gold in Tulsa, Okla., over the weekend to win the national championship for the first time since 1963.
The KU men's bowling team kept rolling along with its third straight top five finish. The team competed in the 7th Annual Blue and Gold Classic in South Bend, Ind. on Jan. 24 and 25 and finished in 3rd place out of 37 teams.
The KU men's bowling team is ranked third in the nation, and the women's team is ranked twelfth in the nation, according to Collegebowling.com. They ventured to the Leatherneck Classic in Moline, Ill., on Dec. 6 and 7. The men's team finished fifth, for the third-straight year, in the 26-team field.
For the first time in team history, both the men's and women's bowling teams qualified for the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships. The men's team finished second and the women's team finished third in last weekend's Midwestern Sectional in Chesterfield, Mo., which was one of four sectionals held around the country.
Marc D'Errico, a member of KU's men's bowling club team, has been named the recipient of the 2003 American Bowling Congress Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award.