McKendree Magazine - Summer 2018

National Champions

National Champions!For the second time in three years, the men’s bowling program claimed the Intercollegiate Team Championship (ITC) national title. The Bearcats defeated Robert Morris University (Ill.) three games to one in the best-of-five Baker finals at the 2018 ITC event at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb. After the teams split the first two games, the Bearcats rolled to a 181-151 win in game three before finishing off the tournament with a 195-160 triumph in the fourth game. This marked the team’s third consecutive appearance in the ITC tournament finals. The Bearcats won the 2016 crown by rallying from a two-game deficit to defeat William Paterson University 3-2 for the program’s first-ever national championship. Last spring, the team reached the finals again but were defeated by Webber International University (Fla.) in the championship match. Following the match, senior Greg Young was named to the ITC All-Tournament Team.