HBCU Sports: A&T Bowling wins USBC national title


— In its first appearance in a national championship, the North Carolina A&T women’s bowling team didn’t disappoint.

The Aggies were crowned the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Champions, Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 win over Robert Morris at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas.

“Accomplishing this goal was huge,” said head coach James Williams whose team finished the season 74-37. “With all of the individual awards from this year, it is awesome that the team accomplished this because no one ever remembers the individual accomplishments. But they remember the best team. This is something that no one can take from us. We will forever be national champions.”

Several Aggies have stepped up in clutch situations the entire season. On Saturday, those players were junior Rakia Jenkins, sophomore Kristin Shinn and sophomore MacKenzie Robinson who threw a strike in the last game for the win.

“I felt as though the team bowled really well this weekend,” said Robinson. “There were times when it came down to the wire but we persevered. The team picked each other up when we needed it the most. Now that we won we can see the improvements of this team and look forward to next season.”