ADRIAN, Mich.—Men’s Bowling will take to the lanes during the 2014-15 school year.
“We are excited to be adding men’s bowling,” said athletic director Michael Duffy. “This program is a natural fit with the numerous high school teams that are successful throughout the state of Michigan.”
Current women’s head bowling coach, Jody Fetterhoff, will coach the sport, which has seen expanded growth in recent years. Fetterhoff, in her fourth season at the College, has quickly made the women’s program into a household name. She has guided the women’s team to a third and fourth place finish in the AHIBC over the past three seasons and had one individual compete at the U.S. Intercollegiate National Singles.
The men’s bowling team will be different from the women’s team in that it will be a non-sponsored NCAA sport at the club level.
“I’m thrilled that we will be adding men’s bowling starting this fall,” said Fetterhoff. “With many talented bowlers in the surrounding regions, the College is affording students an opportunity to continue bowling after high school.”
She went on to note that the competition is fierce for both teams. “This addition will be great as they will push each other in practices.”
The launch of the program coincides with the Boom Apparel Intercollegiate Bowling Club Championships, debuting in April. This event provides an opportunity for post-season play for schools not affiliated with the NCAA, NAIA or NJCAA. The top 24 teams are invited to compete – something Fetterhoff has in her sights.
“I’m very excited to begin building our men’s program and am thankful to our administration to be given this great opportunity.”
The men’s bowling team will practice and compete at nearby Lenawee Recreation Lanes with their competitive season running September to April. For more information about collegiate bowling, visit: http://www.bowl.com/collegiate/