March 22, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The journey for Fayetteville State’s fifth conference championship will be set into motion this weekend as the Lady Broncos head to Durham’s AMF Bowling Lanes for the 2013 CIAA Bowling Championship. The championship is scheduled to take place Mar. 23-25 and consists of eight of the league’s top teams this season. The Lady Broncos will be the number one seed out of the Southern Division this weekend.
Fayetteville State heads to the CIAA Bowling Championship in search of its third crown in as many seasons under Head Coach Bobby Henderson. FSU garnered the Southern Division’s top seed after finishing the regular season with a 38-7 divisional record. The Lady Broncos went 57-18 overall and 51-12 in conference play; while adding a 16-5 record in Baker matches. Fayetteville State bowled the most pins out of any team in the division with 34,578; which also ranked it second overall in the conference.
On Wednesday afternoon, FSU had two bowlers named to the All-Conference Team in Kiara Reid (Sr., Rocky Mount, NC) and Crystal Mujica (So., Fayetteville, NC). The duo earned the All-Conference Team honor for the second straight season as they finished ninth and tenth, respectively, in Individual High Averages. Mujica finished her sophomore season with a team-best 171.37 average in conference competition. Reid was just behind Mujica in the rankings after averaging a 171.31 in conference matches only.
Bowie State will represent the Northern Division as its number one seed after finishing the regular season tied with Elizabeth City State in the divisional standings at 35-10. BSU earned the division’s top seed courtesy of a tiebreaker that involved total pins during the season. Bowie State leads the conference in total pins at 49,886.
Saint Augustine’s enters the weekend No. 2 in the Southern Division behind Fayetteville State; followed by Winston-Salem State at No. 3 and Shaw at No. 4. Elizabeth City State is the North’s No. 2 seed; with Virginia State coming in at No. 3 and Virginia Union at No. 4.
The championship schedule consists of five Team Matches on Saturday beginning at 10:50 a.m. The second day commences at 9:30 a.m. with five Baker matches, and Baker match eliminations starting at 3:30 p.m. The final day includes the quarter-finals, semi-finals and championship kicking off at 9:35 a.m.
The Lady Broncos’ five matches on day one will contest of Virginia Union in match one, Virginia State and Shaw in matches two and three, Elizabeth City State in match four and Bowie State in match five. FSU then takes on Virginia Union, Shaw, Virginia State, Elizabeth City State and Bowie State in the first set of Baker matches on day two.
Fans will be able to watch the quarter-finals, semi-finals and championship match Sunday on the CIAA’s Livestream page at www.livestream.com/ciaa.