KU Men Advance to to Post Season

Posted by: MikeJHawk

KU Men Advance to to Post Season - 02/28/07 05:33 PM

February 28, 2007

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SECTIONAL FIELD ANNOUNCED FOR
2007 USBC INTERCOLLEGIATE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

GREENDALE, Wis. -- Traffic on the road to the 2007 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships thinned out Wednesday with the announcement of the Sectional Qualifier field by the USBC Collegiate program.

The four Sectional Qualifiers will be held March 24-25 at AMF Parkway in Allentown, Pa.; Holiday Bowl Brainerd in Chattanooga, Tenn.; St. Clair Bowl in Fairview Heights, Ill., and the Southpoint Hotel & Casino bowling center in Las Vegas. The top four in each division at each sectional advance to the 2007 USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships, scheduled for April 18-21 at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kan.

The Wichita State University menís and womenís teams, each having a record seven national championships to their credit, are both ranked No. 1 in the Team Ranking System points and will head to the Fairview Heights Sectional.

Saginaw Valley State, the defending menís national champion, is the No. 2 ranked menís team and will attempt to advance from the Chattanooga Sectional. Defending womenís champion Lindenwood is ranked No. 3 and will be the top womenís team at the Las Vegas Sectional.

The 2007 USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships Sectional Qualifier field is as follows (in alphabetical order):

MEN
Allentown Sectional
Briarcliffe, Canisius, Erie Community College, Ferris State, Hudson Valley Community College, Maryland-Baltimore County, Mohawk Community College, Morehead State, Penn State, Robert Morris (Pa.), Rochester Institute of Technology, St. Johnís, South Florida, SUNY Institute of Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology, Westchester Community College, William Paterson, Youngstown State

Chattanooga Sectional
Bowling Green State, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Florida State, Grand Valley State, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana-Lafayette, Martin Methodist, Michigan State, Ohio State, Pikeville, Rock Valley, Saginaw Valley State, Toledo, Vincennes, Wright State

Fairview Heights Sectional
KANSAS, Calumet (Ind.), Illinois State, , McKendree, Minnesota State, Missouri Baptist, Nebraska, Nebraska-Omaha, North Dakota State, Purdue, St. Cloud State, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Western Illinois, Wichita State, Wisconsin, Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisconsin-Whitewater

Las Vegas Sectional
Arizona State, UC Davis, Cal Poly, Clackamas Community College, Fresno State, Lindenwood, UNLV, Newman, San Jose State, Texas A&M, West Texas A&M, Weber State

WOMEN
Allentown Sectional
Briarcliffe, Dutchess Community College, Erie Community College, Ferris State, Hudson Valley Community College, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Michigan, Mohawk Valley Community College, Morehead State, New Jersey City, Penn State, Shippensburg, South Florida, SUNY Institute of Technology, Westchester Community College, Youngstown State

Chattanooga Sectional
Ball State, Bellarmine, Central Florida, Florida State, Grand Valley State, Indiana, Louisiana-Lafayette, Martin Methodist, Michigan State, Oberlin, Ohio State, Pikeville, Robert Morris (Ill.), Rock Valley, Vincennes, Virginia Tech, Wright State

Fairview Heights Sectional
Calumet (Ind.), Carthage, Illinois State, McKendree, Missouri State, Nebraska-Omaha, Northern Illinois, Purdue, South Dakota State, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Western Illinois, Wichita State, Winona State, Wisconsin, Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wisconsin-Platteville, Wisconsin-Whitewater

Las Vegas Sectional
UC Davis, Fresno State, Houston, Lindenwood, UNLV, Newman, Texas, Texas A&M, West Texas A&M

Sectional assignments are based on the Team Ranking System points earned in USBC Collegiate-certified competition throughout the season. USBC Collegiate 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. Sectional Qualifier fields are determined by taking geographic distance, economics and field size into consideration.

The sectionals will consist of 32 Baker System games each day for a total of 64 Baker games. The top four teams based on total pinfall in each division following the completion of competition at each sectional will advance to the 2007 USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships.

In addition, these four locations will host qualifying for the 2007 USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships on March 23. All participants will bowl six games with total pinfall determining final standings. The top four finishers in each division (men and women) at each Sectional Qualifier advance to the USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships, scheduled for May 20-22 at AMF Pin Palace Lanes in Huntsville, Ala.

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Posted by: hail2oldku

Re: KU Men Advance to to Post Season - 03/04/07 08:12 PM

Congrats on getting both of your squads qualified.

Any word on how close the Lady Jayhawks were to making it? Do the ladies even still have a team at KU?
Posted by: MikeJHawk

Re: KU Men Advance to to Post Season - 03/07/07 08:16 AM

Hail,

The ladies got hit hard with graduation last year. It is my understanding that there are three returning ladies and a number of recruits so you will see the KU women bowlers again next fall.

Mike
Posted by: KUbowlnbum

Re: KU Men Advance to to Post Season - 03/08/07 09:53 AM

Mike is right. There were many women graduating, causing a shortage of players. As of right now, we look to have a strong class of women recruits coming in, hailing anywhere from Kansas to Texas. Hopefully next year they will rebuild the program and make it as successful as it was before.
Posted by: MikeJHawk

Re: KU Men Advance to to Post Season - 03/21/07 09:32 AM

Good luck to the KU men who will be heading off to greater St. Louis this weekend for sectionals. If any of you have a chance to post results, it would be appreciated!

Mike
Posted by: kansasjhawk044

Re: KU Men Advance to to Post Season - 03/25/07 06:52 PM

go team
Posted by: hail2oldku

Re: KU Men Advance to to Post Season - 03/25/07 09:01 PM

The men didn't make it out of sectionals, finishing ninth. I'll see if I can shake up more details later.

Great effort gentlemen.
Posted by: MikeJHawk

Re: KU Men Advance to to Post Season - 03/26/07 03:57 PM

The end of the bowling season also ends the KU bowling career of Trent Overby. Trent participated in three Intercollegiate Bowling Championships, was an all events champion at one of the largest collegiate events of the year, the Hoosier Classic and scored a National Championship ring. Best of luck to you Trent and thanks for four great years. Once a Jayhawk, always a Jayhawk!
Posted by: MikeJHawk

Re: KU Men Advance to to Post Season - 03/27/07 02:45 PM

I also think this may be the end of the road for Ojas Sampat and Bob Thon. Both of these guys worked hard to become better bowlers and have made significant contributions to the team!
Posted by: WisconsinJayhawk

Re: KU Men Advance to to Post Season - 03/27/07 07:30 PM

When it comes to the women's bowling team, I try to keep my mind out of the gutter.