HBCU Round-Up Women’s Bowling Recaps – January 27-29


Rattler Invitational (Florida A&M)

Alabama State


Alabama A&M

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Alabama State women’s bowling team capped off its weekend with two wins to capture the Rattler Invitational title on Sunday.

The Lady Hornets opened the day with a 4-2 loss to No. 23 UAB, but bounced back with a 4-2 win over Louisiana Tech, sending Alabama State into the championship match and a rematch with UAB.

In the final, the Lady Hornets won the opening game, 166-159 and took a 2-0 advantage after a 205-178 win in the second game. ASU led 3-0 after a 246-176 win. However, UAB stormed back to tie the match, 215-194, 174-149 and 247-190. Alabama State captured the title after a 240-196 win in the seventh and final game.

The Lady Hornets, who went 11-2 over the weekend, had two placed on the all-tournament team and three finished inside the top 10 individually.

Rebecca Hresko and Haley Young were named to the all-tournament team.

Hresko finished third individually with a 993 total pinfall and averaged a 198.6 in five team games. Young finished fifth (981 total pins) in five team matches with a 196.2. Jessica Sawmiller registered an eighth-place finish with a 191.4 average.

Alabama State returns to action Feb. 3-5 at Texas Southern.

Courtesy of Alabama State Sports Information

Southern and Alabama A&M also participated in the event. Brielle Dean and Sarah LeDuff, who finished in 20th and 21st in the individual standings led the way for the Jaguars. The Bulldogs were led by Jewel Richardson, who was 27th in the individual standings.

Prairie View A&M Invitational (Prairie View A&M)

Prairie View A&M

Texas Southern

Jackson State


ARLINGTON, Texas – Prairie View A&M, Texas Southern and Jackson State all competed in the Prairie View A&M invitational hosted by the Panthers over the weekend.

Jackson State came in 9th, the Panthers finished in 11th and the Texas Southern rounded out the standings in 12th place. Jackson State struggled to a 1-10 record overall for the weekend, while Prairie View A&M finished at 4-7 and TSU finished at 2-9 for the event. Jackson State totaled 9,822 pins, the Panthers knocked down 9,691, and TSU knocked down 9,636 pins.

Nebraska would win the event, while Vanderbilt finished in second, and McKendree rounded out the top three.

Marcella Sanchez was the only member of the SWAC to crack the top 20 in the individual standings. Sanchez knocked down an average of 198.33 pins per contest, which was ranked 16th in the individual standings.

All three schools will be in action again on Feb 10-12 in the Stephen F Austin Jacks Invitational.