Thu, Feb. 23, 2012 - [Women's Bowling]
#11 seed William Penn is heading to the Fairview Heights, Ill. sectional
Oskaloosa--The William Penn women's bowling program will look to make school history as it competes at the USBC Intercollegiate Team Sectionals.
The Lady Statesmen, ranked #11 on the collegebowling.com website, will travel to Fairview Heights, Ill. for the 20-team tournament that runs from March 10-11 at St. Clair Bowl. The tournament is a Baker format consisting of 64 total games--32 each day.
The other sectionals will be held at Allentown, Pa., Euless, Texas, and Smyrna, Tenn. Top-ranked Pikeville (Ky.) heads to the Smyrna sectional.
#2 Wichita State (Kan.) tops the Euless group, while #3 Lindenwood (Mo.) goes east to Allentown and #4 Robert Morris (Ill.) joins the navy and gold in Fairview Heights.
The remainder of the Fairview Heights field includes: #8 Newman (Kan.), #12 Robert Morris-Peoria (Ill.), #20 Calumet-St. Joseph (Ind.), #21 St. Ambrose, #28 Purdue (Ind.), #30 Northwestern Ohio, #33 Bellarmine (Ky.), #37 Bowling Green (Ky.), #41 Clarke, #43 Mount Mercy, #47 Wisconsin-Oshkosh, #50 Minnesota State-Mankato, #64 Illinois State, #67 Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.), and Robert Morris-Lake County (Ill.)
The Lady Statesmen will be paced by all-Midwest Collegiate Conference performers Breanne Underwood (Sr., Treynor, Treynor HS) and Samantha Powell (Jr., Herriman, Utah, Bingham HS), who are currently ranked #18 and #53 in the nation, respectively.
Sectional assignments are based on Team Ranking System points. Fields are determined by taking geographic distance, economics, and field size into consideration. To sort teams evenly throughout each sectional, the USBC attempts to place no more than two of the top eight schools and no more than four of the top 16 schools in a sectional based on final TRS totals.
The top four teams from each of the four sectionals advance to the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships, which will be held April 19-21 at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb.
In addition, the four sites will also host the USBC Intercollegiate Singles Sectionals on March 9 with individuals bowling six games.
The top 24 men and the top 16 women--top four from each sectional plus eight additional men based on size of field at each location--advance to the national singles championship on April 17 in Lincoln.
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