Ottawa University adds bowling to varsity sports teams

Posted by Janae Melvin on April 4, 2017 in In December, Ottawa University announced it will add men’s and women’s bowling to its lineup of varsity intercollegiate teams. The teams will begin competing in the 2017-2018 season and recruiting has already begun. The addition of bowling brings the number of intercollegiate teams offered at Ottawa University to 23.

Ottawa University joins Kansas College Athletic Conference (KCAC) member Kansas Wesleyan University as the only two athletic programs in the conference that sponsors men’s and women’s bowling.
Not only is bowling an emerging sport in the NAIA, as 80 high schools in the state of Kansas sponsor bowling.

The home for the Braves men’s and women’s bowling teams will be Royal Crest Lanes in Lawrence, Kan. Royal Crest Lanes is a state of the art facility that offers 40 lanes and several competitive teams in the area also use Royal Crest Lanes as their practice facility.