NCAA Championship Selection Show to Air on NCAA.com Wednesday
The NCAA Bowling Championships Selection Show will air on NCAA.com on Wednesday, March 28, at 3 p.m. central. The selection show marks the second-straight year that NCAA.com has hosted the special.
Eight teams will be selected to the championships, held from April 12-14 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Nebraska women's bowling team is hoping for an invitation to its ninth-straight NCAA Championship.
The show can be found at the following link on Wednesday at 3 p.m. central: http://www.ncaa.com/news/ncaa/article/2012-02-20/winter-championships-selections.
The Huskers have won the NCAA Bowling Championship three times since its inception in 2004. The Huskers have most recently won the championship in 2009.
Nebraska's NCAA Championship History:
2003-04: National Champions
2004-05: National Champions
2008-09: National Champions
The Huskers closed the regular season on a high note, winning the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tenn.
Review: Music City Classic:
The Nebraska women's bowling team won its final regular season competition, the Music City Classic, held in Smyrna, Tenn. The Huskers defeated Arkansas State, 4-3, in the event's baker format finals.
Nebraska entered Sunday's final round as the three-seed and was paired with four-seed Fairleigh Dickinson in the first match of the day. The Huskers were able to find a way to take care of business against FDU, winning the match, 4-2. Nebraska then swept the two seed, Central Missouri, 4-0. The Huskers then faced off with top-seeded Arkansas State in the bracketed finals to determine the event's winner. The match went all seven games, with Nebraska overpowering the Red Wolves in the end, 4-3.
Kristi Mickelson earned a first-place finish individually and the event's MVP award during Saturday's competition. Mickelson shot games of 185, 188, 258, 235, 238 and 234 for a 223 average and 1,338 total pinfall through the event's six traditional games. Liz Kuhlkin finished twelfth individually as well, rolling her way to a 1,181 total pinfall through six games for a 196.8 average. Nebraska set a blistering pace on Saturday, going 6-0 in team games on the afternoon and 13-2 overall to set up Sunday's tournament title.