The Nebraska bowling team captured its fourth NCAA title in school history Saturday night, as the top-ranked Huskers defeated Vanderbilt, 4.5-2.5 (211-199, 166-197, 156-169,190-190, 202-182, 246-200) at Super Bowl Lanes in Canton, Mich., in front of a national television audience.
The Huskers have won four NCAA titles since bowling became an NCAA sanctioned sports in 2003, while tonight’s title was the first for Nebraska since 2009. NU also won back-to-back NCAA titles in 2004 and 2005. In the first 10 years of NCAA sponsorship, the Huskers have finished first or second five times.
The Huskers started off strong in game one, with sophomore Elise Bolton and Ling each recording two strikes in both of their attempts. The game came down to the final frame with NU edging VU 211-199. Lizabeth Kuhlkin recorded two strikes in the 10th frame to seal the game for the Huskers.