|Fairleigh Dickinson University Athletics|
March 7, 2002
Dickinson University to Add Women’s Bowling
N.J. – Fairleigh Dickinson University Director of Athletics, Steve
Hurlbut, has announced the addition of a NCAA women’s bowling program
that will begin competition in the 2002-03 academic year.
The women’s bowling program will give the Knights a total of 18
intercollegiate varsity sports and will be the third addition during Hurlbut’s
tenure (women’s soccer – 2000, softball 2001). The program will call
Bowler City in Hackensack as its home facility and a search for a head coach
“Women’s bowling is an emerging sport and we’ve been planning to
add a third sport for some time now,” said Hurlbut. “There’s a
lot of outstanding youth and high school bowling in northern New Jersey and
with the proximity of the Bowler City complex in Hackensack, bowling seemed
like the perfect choice.”
Fairleigh Dickinson becomes the 40th NCAA institution in the
country to sponsor a varsity women’s bowling program and will have
scholarship money available. Under NCAA guidelines, that total will make it an
official NCAA Championship event within the next two years.
The Knights will be competing in a Metropolitan area rich with a number
of strong and nationally recognized bowling programs.
“We’re very grateful with the response and encouragement received
from the management of Bowler City and we believe the quality of the facility
will enhance our recruiting efforts and help us build a strong foundation for
the program for years to come,” concluded Hurlbut.
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