Southland Bowling League

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Southland Bowling League
SBL
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Established 2015
Association NCAA
Division National Collegiate
Members 8
Sports fielded
Headquarters Frisco, Texas
Website Southland Bowling

The Southland Bowling League (SBL) is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) bowling-only conference. The SBL was founded in 2015 for schools that sponsor women's bowling teams, but do not have bowling sponsored by their primary conferences. The SBL champion has received an automatic bid to the NCAA Bowling Championship since the NCAA first awarded such bids in 2018. While the conference operates independently, administrative services are provided by the Southland Conference. [1] [2]

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Ten-pin bowling sport

Ten-pin bowling is a type of bowling in which a bowler rolls a bowling ball down a wood or synthetic lane toward ten pins positioned in a tetractys at the far end of the lane. The objective is to knock down all ten pins on the first roll of the ball.

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The SBL has received at least three bids to the NCAA Championship in each season since it began play in 2015. Following the inaugural SBL Championship, four league teams (Arkansas State, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, and Vanderbilt) received at-large bids to the 2015 NCAA Championships, filling half of the eight available spots. [3] [4] The same four teams would receive at-large bids to the 2016 NCAA Bowling Championships [5] and 2017 NCAA Bowling Championships. [6] In 2018, the first year for automatic bids to the NCAA Championship and also the first year for a 10-team championship event, Vanderbilt earned the automatic bid and Arkansas State and Sam Houston State received at-large bids.

Members

SchoolLocationFoundedTypeApproximate
Enrollment
JoinedNicknamePrimary conference
Arkansas State University Jonesboro, AR 1909Public13,6002015 Red Wolves Sun Belt Conference
Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA 1894Public11,3002015 Lady Techsters Conference USA
Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX 1879Public19,6002015 Bearkats Southland Conference
Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches, TX 1921Public13,0002015 Ladyjacks Southland Conference
Tulane University New Orleans, LA 1834Private13,5002015 Green Wave American Athletic Conference
Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN 1859Private
(Independent Lutheran)
4,5002015 Crusaders Missouri Valley Conference
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN 1873Private12,7002015 Commodores Southeastern Conference
Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH 1908Public11,4002018 Penguins Horizon League

On August 7, 2018, Southland Bowling League and Youngstown State University announced that Youngstown State's bowling program was joining the league for competition beginning in the 2018-2019 season. Youngstown State replaces Monmouth, who accepted an invitation to join the MEAC. [7]

Former Members

SchoolLocationFoundedTypeApproximate
Enrollment
NicknameJoinedLeftPrimary conferenceCurrent bowling conference
Monmouth University West Long Branch, NJ 1933Private6,200 Hawks 20152018 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

SBL Championship

YearVenue
Location
ChampionRunnerupThirdFourthFifthSeventh
2015 [8] Del-Mar Lanes
Houston, TX
VanderbiltArkansas StateValparaisoSam Houston StateMonmouth
Stephen F. Austin
Louisiana Tech
Tulane
2016 [9] AMF All Star Lanes
Kenner, LA
Arkansas StateSam Houston StateVanderbiltStephen F. AustinMonmouth
Tulane
Louisiana Tech
Valparaiso
2017 [10] Hijinx Lanes
Jonesboro, AR
VanderbiltArkansas StateStephen F. AustinTulaneMonmouth
Sam Houston State
Louisiana Tech
Valparaiso
2018 [11] USA Bowl Dallas
Dallas, TX
Arkansas StateStephen F. AustinVanderbiltMonmouthLouisiana Tech
Sam Houston State
Tulane
Valparaiso

All-Tournament Teams

YearMost Valuable BowlerTeam
2015 [12] Nicole Mosesso
(Vanderbilt)
Sarah Lokker (Arkansas State) • Sadie Jasinski (Valparaiso) • Stephanie Schwartz (Stephen F. Austin) • Torrie Decker (Valparaiso) • Giselle Poss (Vanderbilt)
2016 [13] Jordan Richard
(Arkansas State)
Stephanie Zavala (Sam Houston State) • Brooke Wood (Arkansas State) • Jadee Scott-Jones (Arkansas State) • Carrie Hopkinson (Sam Houston State) • Katelyn Reth (Monmouth)
2017 [14] Katie Stark
(Vanderbilt)
Maria Bulanova (Vanderbilt) • Jordan Richard (Arkansas State) • Stephanie Schwartz (Stephen F. Austin) • Janine Kuwahara (Sam Houston State) • Tiera Gulum (Tulane)
2018 [15] Jordan Richard
(Arkansas State)
Leah Glazer (Arkansas State) • Stephanie Schwartz (Stephen F. Austin) • Dakota Faichnie (Stephen F. Austin) • Kristin Quah (Vanderbilt) • Jackie Evans (Monmouth)

NCAA Bowling Championship participation

Source: [16]

Arkansas State – 2008 Runner-up, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Sam Houston State – 2011, 2013, 2014 Champion, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Stephen F. Austin – 2015 Runner-up, 2016 Champion, 2017

Valparaiso – 2012

Vanderbilt – 2006, 2007 Champion, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Runner-up, 2012, 2013 Runner-up, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Champion

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