Stephen F. Austin Wins Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Bowling Invitational park
Stephen F. Austin University, ranked No. 9 in the country, captured the title at the inaugural Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Bowling Invitational on Sunday afternoon at the AMF All-Star Lanes in Kenner. The Ladyjacks defeated sixth-ranked Sam Houston to claim the tournament title. Alabama State placed third and Texas Southern was fourth, while the host, Tulane University, finished in eighth place.
The three-day tournament featured 11 schools, including four nationally ranked programs. In addition to the top finishers, the field included Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M, Jackson State, Louisiana Tech, Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern.
Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Bowling Invitational Results
Stephen F. Austin – 3941
Texas Southern – 3795
Sam Houston State – 3783
Alabama A&M – 3685
Alabama State – 3684
Bethune-Cookman – 3621
Prairie View A&M – 3514
Florida A&M – 3475
Jackson State – 3460
Tulane – 3453
Louisiana Tech – 3390
Teams play matches in two different formats on the first two days of the event before being seeded for a final-day tournament. The above overall pin totals are from the first two days of action, which then seeds the teams for the day three tournament.
Danielle Walker, Alabama State – Most Valuable Player
Sydney Barren, Prairie View A&M
Erin Brown, Sam Houston State
Neishka Cardona, Sam Houston State
Becca Pittser, Sam Houston State
The NCAA first sanctioned a women's bowling championship in 2004. The collegiate bowling season is the winter with the championship played in April, featuring teams from Division I, Division II and Division III all competing in the same bracket. Tulane has sponsored a women's bowling team since 2011.
The mission of the Allstate Sugar Bowl is to sponsor and promote amateur sporting events which will foster revenue and spark economic growth in the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. Through all of its year-round slate of events, the organization has generated over $2 billion of economic impact for the city and the state in the last decade alone.