Arlington, Texas. (2/3/19) – The Arkansas State women’s bowling team took first-place honors at the Prairie View A&M Invitational Sunday.

 “This tournament is one of the hardest to win,” said A-State head bowling coach Justin Kostick. “It is an invitational tournament and all of the best teams are here to compete in it. We have been putting ourselves in position to win the last three events and finished second. Eventually, when you keep putting yourself in position to win, good things will happen.”

 A-State started the day off with a traditional match against Fairleigh Dickinson University claiming a 1,029-940 victory over the Knights. This win sent the Red Wolves to play second-seed McKendree where they took a 4-1 (266-219, 178-176, 185-183, 209-200, 269-224) win to advance to the championship match.

 The Scarlet and Black defeated Vanderbilt 4-2 (171-130, 213-176, 194-189, 182-161, 181-167, 223-216) to claim 2019 Prairie View A&M Invitational honors.

 Prairie View A&M invitational Overall Standings

1. Arkansas State University

2. Vanderbilt University

3. Mckendree University

4. Stephen F. Austin State University

5. Sam Houston State University

6. North Carolina A&T State University

7. Univ. Of Maryland Eastern Shore

8. Univ. Of Nebraska

9.  Fairleigh Dickinson University

10. Tulane University

11. Prairie View A & M University

12. Texas Southern University

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.