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    SFA Bowling Ranked 10th In Nation By NTCA Poll
    SFA head bowling coach Amber Lemke has the Ladyjacks ranked 10th in the nation.
    SFA head bowling coach Amber Lemke has the Ladyjacks ranked 10th in the nation.

    Sept. 28, 2012

    NASHVILLE, TN - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks bowling team will enter the 2012 campaign ranked 10th in the nation, according to the 2012-2013 National Tenpin Coaches Association Poll released on Friday. 

    Last season, under first-year head coach Amber Lemke, the Ladyjacks had their best season in school history, finishing 10th in the nation at season's end with a 62-48 record and placed third at the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships. 

    The Ladyjacks kick off the 2012 season Oct. 19 at the Tulane Invitational in New Orleans, Louisiana. SFA returns eight letterwinners and welcomes in two freshman.

    2012-13 NTCA Preseason Poll
    1. Univ. of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD
    2. Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
    3. Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
    4. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 
    5. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
    6. University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
    7. Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
    8. Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
    9. Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
    10. Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, TX
    11. Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
    12. Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
    13. New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
    14. University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI 
    15. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY 
    16. Alabama A&M, Huntsville, AL
    17. Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX 
    18. Bethune Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL
    19. St. Francis University, Loretto, PA 
    20. Delaware State University, Dover, DE 

    Also receiving points: Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, Saint Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, NY, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL, North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 

    Point system: NTCA voters rank the top 20 teams on their ballot. Each position has a designated point value, ranging from 32 points for first place and one point for twentieth place. Teams are ranked using the adjusted total point standings, after the highest and lowest votes are dropped. The specific point values follow: 

    1st place = 32 points, 2nd = 29, 3rd = 27, 4th = 25, 5th = 23, 6th = 21, 7th = 19, 8th = 17, 9th = 15, 10th = 13, 11th = 11, 12th = 9, 13th = 8, 14th = 7, 15th = 6, 16th = 5, 17th = 4, 18th = 3, 19th = 2, 20th = 1.