JONESBORO, Ark. (12/7/17) – The Arkansas State women’s bowling team is ranked third in the latest edition of the National Tenpin Coaches Association Poll released recently by the NTCA.

The Red Wolves currently sport a record of 27-12 and earned 1,224 points to remain in the third spot after earning the same ranking in the NTCA Preseason Poll. Nebraska (33-5) took over the top spot from McKendree (28-9) with 1,437 points and 36 first-place votes, while the Bearcats received 1,328 points. Vanderbilt (35-16) is ranked fourth with 1,160 points, while Sam Houston State (35-15) rounded out the top five with a total of 1,126 points.

Seven of the teams in the Southland Bowling League are represented in the poll along with A-State, Vandy, and Sam Houston. Stephen F. Austin is ranked seventh, while Tulane moved into the top 10 at ninth. Louisiana Tech made its debut in the poll at No. 19, while Monmouth is No. 24. The leagues other team, Valparaiso, is receiving votes in the poll.

A-State returns to action in 2018 as the squad opens the spring portion of its schedule Jan. 12-14 in its home tournament, the Mid-Winter Invitational. The event will be held at Hijinx Family Entertainment Center in Jonesboro.

Fans can keep up with the Arkansas State women’s bowling team by following the squad on Twitter (@AStateBowling) and by liking the Arkansas State Women’s Bowling page on Facebook.