LA Tech bowling selected for NCAA Championships

For the second straight season, Louisiana Tech’s women’s bowling team has earned a spot in the 2022 NCAA Bowling Championships.

The Lady Techsters saw their name pop up during the NCAA Selection Show Wednesday at 4 p.m. during a selection show party held in the Joe Aillet Stadium press box.

Head coach Matt Nantais and Co. were one of six programs from the Southland Bowling League that are among the 16-team field, joining Vanderbilt, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, Youngstown State and Arkansas State.

Other qualifiers include Medaille, Bowie State, Wilmington, McKendree, North Carolina A&T, Sacred Heart, Alabama State, Fairleigh Dickinson, and Mount St. Mary’s.

Tech will head to the Arlington Region where it will face North Carolina A&T. Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin with Sam Houston serving as the No. 4 national seed.

Tech has 31 wins over Top 25 teams this year, including 18 wins over Top 10 teams and 11 wins over  Top 5 teams.

The 2022 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship will have regional competition for the first time. Regional competition will take place at four predetermined sites April 8-9, 2022.

The winner of each regional will advance to the NCAA championship. The championship matches will be played April 15-16. The championship rounds will be played at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl in Columbus, Ohio. The Mid-American Conference and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission are the hosts.

The regional and championship brackets will be double-elimination, with each round consisting of a best-of-three match that includes the use of three team game formats- baker total pin fall, five-person team match and a best-of-seven baker match play.

Regional competition will conclude with one team from each regional bracket advancing to compete in the championship. The champion will be determined using a best-of-seven baker match play. The championship final will air at 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Saturday, April 16 on ESPNU.

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