By McPherson College
McPHERSON, Kan. — McPherson College Director of Athletics Josh Daume announced today the addition of a varsity Women’s Bowling program set to begin competition in 2024-2025. This represents the 19th varsity program at McPherson College.
“We are excited about the addition of Women’s Bowling to our sport offerings,” Daume said. “In looking at potential sports to add, Women’s Bowling quickly rose to the top and we feel like this will be an excellent addition to our college. This will provide even more opportunities for women to participate in varsity competition while receiving an outstanding education at McPherson College.
Bowling was added as an NAIA championship sport in 2019-2020 and continues to grow in popularity. Fellow KCAC schools Avila, Ottawa, Kansas Wesleyan, and Saint Mary currently offer women’s bowling as a varsity sport, while over 50 schools across the NAIA sponsor the sport.
Starlite Lanes will serve as the home venue for McPherson College Bowling. Starlite recently installed all-new Brunswick synthetic lanes throughout the house. Located at 900 West Kansas in McPherson, Starlite offers 16 lanes, a full-service pro shop, in addition to a restaurant.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with Women’s Bowling at my prior institution, and truly believe in the value that it can add to the institution. It’s an exciting sport that I think our fans will really enjoy. We will build a program here that will attract high quality student-athletes who want to compete at a championship level,” Daume added.
A national search for a head coach will begin immediately.