FRISCO, Texas — Louisiana Tech’s bowling program has joined the newly-formed Southland Bowling League, along with seven other NCAA women’s teams, announced by the league office on Wednesday. The teams will not compete in regular season matches, but will participate in the inaugural 2015 championship tournament, which will be held on March 21-22 in Houston.
The Southland Bowling League was formed with the immediate goals of competing at the highest level and automatically qualifying for the NCAA Championships in the near future.
For the fourth consecutive year, Louisiana Tech University saw impressive improvements in the majority of its Academic Progress Rates, which have been released by the NCAA as part of its continuing academic reform efforts.
All 16 of its NCAA sanctioned programs will be penalty free in 2012-13.
Tech saw nine of its programs record their highest multi-year APR scores ever while five registered their highest single year APR score ever. Four of the programs also earned a perfect 1,000 score on the single year rate while men’s golf registered a perfect 1,000 on its multi-year rate, earning Jeff Parks Bulldogs an NCAA APR Award for finishing in the top 10 percent.
It was a dominant performance for Louisiana Tech Sunday evening as the Lady Techsters shutout regional rival Northwestern State, 7-0, at the LA Tech Tennis Complex.
Tech (14-4) extended its home winning streak to eight and ended NSU’s (13-4) 11-match winning streak.
“We really came out on fire and never let up,” said head coach Chad Camper.“The women were excited for a good home match. The crowd got loud and we played better, volleying very well in singles and doubles.
“Northwestern State is a tough team having a great season so it feels great to walk out with a shutout.”