Detroit Hosts NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship

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Scenes from Fairleigh Dickinson's 2010 championship, culminating in a 5-4 win over Nebraska in the final. (Credit: John Munson/NCAA Photos)

Scenes from Fairleigh Dickinson’s 2010 championship, culminating in a 5-4 win over Nebraska in the final. (Credit: John Munson/NCAA Photos)

DETROIT (WWJ) - For the second time in three years, The University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and The Detroit Metro Sports Commission (DMSC) will host the NCAA National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship.

The double-elimination tournament will take place at Skore Lanes in Taylor, Michigan from April 14 through 16. Qualifying rounds take place on Thursday, matches are held on Friday and the Championship finals are on Saturday.

Eight teams from NCAA institutions where women’s bowling is offered as a varsity sport will compete in the tournament.

“Detroit Sports is pleased to again host the National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship,” Dave Beachnau, DMSC executive director, said in a release. “Given the magnitude of this bowling market and our experience and track record in hosting successful NCAA Championship events, we expect this Championship to be another huge success.”

The event will bring student-athletes, coaches, officials and local and visiting bowling fans to Taylor and Southern Wayne County.

“The University of Detroit Mercy is committed to making the 2011 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship a tremendous success for the NCAA, the participating student-athletes and the local community,” Keri Gaither, UDM athletic director, said in a release.

Tickets for each day range from $9 to $18, or $25 to $30 for an all-session pass. To order tickets call 313-291-6220. For more information, visit the NCAA website.

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