USBC COLLEGIATE TO EXTEND ELIGIBILITY FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES

The United States Bowling Congress will grant an additional year of eligibility to student-athletes competing during the 2020-2021 USBC Collegiate season.

The decision is consistent with announcements from other collegiate athletic organizations and was made in conjunction with the USBC Collegiate Advisory Committee, comprised of representatives from the NCAA, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association and National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association.

The 2020-2021 season originally was postponed in July due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is scheduled to begin in January 2021 as a second-semester sport.

“After reviewing the decisions made by other organizations and discussing options with the USBC Collegiate Advisory Committee, we agreed to grant an additional year of eligibility to student-athletes participating in the upcoming season,” International Bowling Campus Youth Development Managing Director Gary Brown said. “With things changing daily across the country, we feel this decision provides the flexibility for the best possible student-athlete experience.”

The 2020-2021 season will begin Jan. 1, with the regular season concluding March 28. The sectional assignments for the 2021 Intercollegiate Team Championships will be announced March 31.

The sectional qualifiers will take place April 16-18 at four locations – Stratford, New Jersey; Smyrna, Tennessee; Addison, Illinois; and Dallas.

The 2021 Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships will be held May 2-8. The host city and venue for the ITC and ISC have not been finalized.

For more information on USBC Collegiate, visit BOWL.com/Collegiate.

About International Bowling Campus
The International Bowling Campus (IBC) is the headquarters for the bowling industry and directly serves the more than 69 million bowlers in the United States. The IBC houses the resources of the United States Bowling Congress, the governing body and membership organization for the sport; the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, representing the business interests of bowling centers; IBC Youth Development; Strike Ten Entertainment, the marketing arm for the industry; the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame; the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association; the International Bowling Media Association; the Bowling News Network; the Billiard and Bowling Institute of America; and the International Training and Research Center.
 
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