SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE JOINS AMCC AS AFFILIATE MEMBER IN WOMEN'S BOWLING

SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE JOINS AMCC AS AFFILIATE MEMBER IN WOMEN'S BOWLING

Saint Vincent College will join the AMCC as an affiliate member in the sport of women's bowling, effective for the 2018-19 season. 

Saint Vincent made the decision in February of 2017 to add the sport of women's bowling. They were able to put together a team for the fall, starting competition just over nine months later. The 2017 team was the school’s first-ever women’s bowling team for the Bearcats. They began competition in November of 2017, compiling a first-year record of 25-26.

Head coach Jeff Zidek looks forward to a young, energetic team for the upcoming year, as he will be leading three sophomores and seven freshmen. The Bearcats, who will be bowling at Hillview Lanes in Greensburg for their home matches, will be led by sophomore Dani Koehler who took first place in two tournaments last year and led the team in average.

The AMCC is proud to be the first and only NCAA Divison III bowling conference in the country, and expects to receive an automatic bid to the NCAA association-wide tournament in 2019. Other AMCC bowling programs include Hilbert College, Medaille College, Mount Aloysius College, New Jersey City University, Penn State Altoona, Penn State Behrend, and Pitt-Bradford. The Bearcats will be a familiar face to most AMCC members, as they competed against all conference schools, with the exception of Penn State Altoona and Mount Aloysius, last season.

"We are very excited to welcome Saint Vincent College bowling to the AMCC family," stated AMCC Commissioner Donna Ledwin.  "In just one year they have established themselves as a very solid program and will no doubt prove to be competitive with our teams from the get-go."
 
Saint Vincent Associate Director of Athletics Susan Hozak added, “We are honored to have been accepted as an affiliate member of the AMCC for women’s bowling. The AMCC has a fine tradition in the sport and we are very excited to be competing with their outstanding women’s bowling programs.”