SCAD Savannah (Ga.) repeats as NAIA Women's Bowling National Champions

SCAD Savannah (Ga.) repeats as NAIA Women's Bowling National Champions

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – [BRACKET | RESULTS] - The 2023 NAIA Women's Bowling National Championship at 5 Star Lanes saw the SCAD-Savannah (Ga.) Bees repeat as Red Banner winners by a score of 3-1 (199-165, 169-201, 245-193, 214-177) over Madonna (Mich.).

Round Six Highlights

  • The first elimination match of the morning featured No. 10 Madonna and No. 12 Spring Arbor – who used to be Wolverine Hoosier opponents
  • The Crusaders and Cougars had both won three consolation bracket contests in a row to reach this contest
  • SAU struck in the first and third games while MU took games two and four
  • In the fifth and final game, Madonna trailed 147-36 entering the 10th frame
  • The Cougars nailed four straight strikes to grab the victory

Round Seven Highlights

  • Top seeded Indiana Tech was waiting for the winner and it turned out be a second straight WHAC matchup in the national tournament
  • Riding high, the Crusaders took care of business in quick 3-0 succession
  • Madonna has now won four matchups in a row to reach the Red Banner Round

Championship Highlights

  • SCAD-Savannah (Ga.), the third seed in the field, secured their berth in the championship round the day prior
  • In the double elimination format, their opponent would need to knock them off in two consecutive games to defeat the Bees
  • SCAD recorded six strikes in Game One to take a 199-165 win
  • The Crusaders fought back in the second game, claiming a 201-169 victory
  • Finishing with a turkey, SCAD took a 2-1 advantage by a count of 245-193
  • In the fourth and final game, SCAD left nothing to doubt as they six straight strikes to claim the National Title

All-Tournament Team

MVP – Pamela Perez of SCAD-Savannah (Ga.)

Devon Thomas of Spring Arbor (Mich.)

Lakyn Edwards of Indiana Tech

Emily Gurin of Madonna (Mich.)

Ana Olaya of SCAD-Savannah (Ga.)

Championship Information



March 21-23, 2024