JONESBORO, Ark. (11/10/16) – The Arkansas State women’s bowling squad is set for its third tournament of the season, the Warhawk Classic being hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Nov. 11-13 at Sheridan Lanes in Kenosha, Wis.
This is A-State’s first ever trip to the Warhawk Classic and will represent the team’s final tournament in 2016 before resuming the season after the winter break in 2017. The Red Wolves, currently ranked No. 3 in the latest NTCA Coaches’ Poll, enter the event with a record of 18-7 and are coming off a third-place finish at the Track Kat Klash in Houston, Texas Nov. 4-6.
There are 17 teams scheduled to compete in the competition with No. 1 Nebraska, No. 2 Stephen F. Austin, No. 4 Vanderbilt, and No. 5 McKendree joining the third-ranked Red Wolves as the top five teams in the country will compete.
Other ranked teams participating are host team No. 9 Wisconsin-Whitewater, No. 10 Fairleigh Dickinson, No. 13 LIU Brooklyn, No. 14 Sacred Heart, No. 15 St. Francis (Pa.), No. 19 Adelphi, No. 21 Valparaiso, and No. 25 Elmhurst. Lincoln Memorial University, Lincoln University (Mo.), and Maryville round out the tournament field.
Action gets underway Friday at 11 a.m. with five sets of five-game Baker matches on the slate. Competition resumes Saturday with five traditional matches starting at 9:35 a.m. The combined results of the first two days will determine the seeding for Sunday’s bracket-play tournament, which features three best-of-seven Baker matches beginning at 8 a.m.
A-State’s Jordan Richard was recently named the Southland Bowling League’s Bowler of the Month after winning MVP honors at the season-opening Wildcat Invitational Oct. 21-23. She missed all-tournament accolades at the Kat Klash by just seven pins with a total pinfall of 1,072. Jadee Scott-Jones was 13th with 1,023 pins, while Haley Richard was 18th with 997.Fans can keep up with the Arkansas State women’s bowling team by following the squad on Twitter (@stAtebowling) and by liking the Arkansas State Women’s Bowling page on Facebook.