ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Mount Mercy men's and women's bowling teams are headed to Las Vegas next month for sectional qualifying for the 2013 Intercollegiate Bowling Championships, the United States Bowling Congress announced today.
There are four sectional qualifiers for both men and women that will be held March 9-10 at AMF Parkway Lanes in Allentown, Pa.; Texas Star Lanes in Las Vegas; St. Clair Bowl in Fairview Heights, Ill.; and Smyrna Bowling Center in Smyrna, Tenn.
Sectional assignments are based on the Team Ranking System points earned in USBC Collegiate-certified competition throughout the season. Sectional qualifier fields are determined by taking geographic distance, economics and field size into consideration.
A total of 20 men's teams and 20 women's teams compete at each sectional location. Sectionals consist of 32 Baker games each day for a total of 64 Baker games. Total pinfall will determine the top four teams in each division at each site, with those teams advancing to the 2013 Intercollegiate Team Championships April 18-20 at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb.
On the men's side, second-ranked Wichita State headlines the Las Vegas Sectional. They're joined by -- in alphabetical order -- Arizona, Arizona State, Central Oklahoma, Clarke, Fresno State, Houston, Indiana Tech, Kansas, Midland, Missouri Baptist, Mount Mercy, North Texas, Northwestern Ohio, San Jose State, Texas A&M, UC-Davis, UNLV, Weber State and West Texas A&M.
Wichita State is also ranked second on the women's side and will go to Las Vegas. There, they'll compete with Baker, Central Oklahoma, Clarke, Fresno State, Grand View, Indiana Tech, Maryland Eastern Shore, Midland, Mount Mercy, Northwestern Ohio, Stephen F. Austin and West Texas A&M.
The same four sectional sites will also host qualifying for the 2013 Intercollegiate Singles Championships on March 8. Competitors at each of the four sectional events will bowl six games with 24 men and 16 women advancing to the national singles tournament on April 16 at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln. The eight additional men's selections will be based on the size of field at each location.
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