Boom Apparel to present Intercollegiate Club Championships
The 2013-14 USBC Collegiate season will see the creation of a new national championship event, rounding out four consecutive weeks of post season bowling. The Intercollegiate Club Championships will debut April 5th and 6th, 2014 at All-Star Bowl in Indianapolis, IN. Boom Apparel has signed on as the Presenting Sponsor.
There are currently four national championships competed for at the college level each year: National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships. This fifth national championship will give every team the opportunity to be able to compete for two championships.
The field for the Boom Apparel Intercollegiate Club Championships will include the top 24 men’s and women’s programs based on the final Collegebowling.com Power Rankings that meet the definition of a club program. A team will be defined as a club program as long as they do not have bowling athletes listed on the Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool.
Teams participating in the Boom Apparel Intercollegiate Club Championships will be seeded into one of four pools, based on final Collegebowling.com rankings, and will bowl six 4-game baker matches, one against each of the other five teams in their pool, plus a position round. The two teams with the best records in each pool at the completion of the six matches will be directly seeded into the bracket. The remaining four teams in each pool will compete in a best-of-five match (3v6, 4v5), to earn one of the two remaining spots representing their pool. The 16 advancing teams will compete in a single elimination, best-of-five bracket to determine the champion, who will take home the Glenn Carlson Cup.
The Glenn Carlson Cup is named in honor of the late California State University – Fresno Head Bowling Coach. Glenn served as the Head Coach from 1969 to 2008. He led the women’s program to 14 Intercollegiate Team Championship appearances and the men to 8 appearances. Glenn served four years as the Chairperson for the ACUI Recreation Committee, three years as ACUI Women’s Bowling Director, eight years as ACUI Bowling Co-Director alongside Kerm Helmer and ten years on the ABC/WIBC Collegiate Eligibility Committee. Because of his commitment and service to college bowling, Glenn was named the 2001 Gordon Tiegen Service Award recipient. And because of the success of his programs, Glenn was twice named the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Coach of the Year (2005 and 2006).