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NCAA Championship Notebook – Arkansas State University

NCAA Championship Notebook - Arkansas State University

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (4/13/23) – Among the final four teams in the National Collegiate Bowling Championship for the fifth time in program history, the third-seeded Arkansas State women’s bowling team begins its quest for a first national championship Friday at 11 a.m. (CT) against Vanderbilt at South Point Bowling Plaza.


The 2023 National Collegiate Bowling Championship is a double-elimination tournament using Mega-Match format (traditional team game, 5-game Baker set and, if the teams split those, a best-of-seven Baker series). Friday’s session takes place at 11 a.m. (CT) and 5 p.m. (CT) with Saturday’s session at 11 a.m. (CT). The championship match, a best-of-seven Baker series, airs on ESPNU Saturday at 8 p.m. (CT).


Each of the top four seeds in the NCAA Tournament this season advanced to Las Vegas. No. 1 McKendree will face No. 4 Nebraska while third-seeded A-State faces second-seeded Vanderbilt. A-State is combined 8-4 against the three teams, 2-0 against McKendree, 2-1 against Vanderbilt and 4-3 against Nebraska.


The Red Wolves have appeared in 15 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, including the last 13 under head coach Justin Kostick. A-State is assured a top four finish for the fifth time in program history and is in search of its first national title. The Red Wolves have finished runner-up twice (2008, 2021), third (2010, 2013), fifth (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) and seventh (2009, 2019). In the first season with regional play, A-State was runner-up in the Lansing regional last year.


All matches up to the championship final will be livestreamed on The national championship match will be televised live by ESPNU at 8 p.m. (CT) Saturday.

Match 1: McKendree vs Nebraska | 11 a.m. (CT)

Match 2: Vanderbilt vs Arkansas State | 11 a.m. (CT)

Match 3: Winner Match 1 vs Winner Match 2 | 5 p.m. (CT)

Match 4: Loser Match 1 vs Loser Match 2 | 5 p.m. (CT)

Match 5: Loser Match 3 vs Winner Match 4 | 11 a.m. (CT)

Championship Match: Winner Match 3 vs Winner Match 5 | 8 p.m. (CT)


A-State advanced to Las Vegas behind a 3-0 performance at the regional championship in Rochester, N.Y. The Red Wolves opened with a 2-0 mega-match win over Sacred Heart and then downed North Carolina…

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