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    No. 10 Bowling Opens Season Friday At Tulane
    Junior Nicole Parkhurst and the Ladyjacks open the season at the Tulane Invitational, Oct. 19-21.
    Junior Nicole Parkhurst and the Ladyjacks open the season at the Tulane Invitational, Oct. 19-21.

    Oct. 17, 2012

    NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The No. 10 Stephen F. Austin women's bowling team opens its fourth season of play this weekend when the Ladyjacks travel to Kenner, La., for the Tulane Invitational. 

    The three-day tournament will start on Friday, Oct. 19, thru Sunday, Oct. 21. The tournament will feature 12 schools and five nationally ranked teams, including preseason No. 2 Arkansas State, No. 8 Sam Houston State, No. 17 Prairie View A&M and No. 18 Bethune-Cookman. 

    “We are ready to get the season started," SFA head coach Amber Lemke said. "We didn’t graduate anyone so we are looking to building on our successful season last year. The ladies are ready to get on the lanes and get our season started. This is the first time that Tulane has held the Tulane Invite and we are looking forward to starting our season off on a high note in New Orleans."

    Results will be available at www.tulanegreenwave.com after each day.

    Last year the Ladyjacks finished with a 62-48 record and were ranked No. 10 in the nation at season's end, the highest ranking in school history. SFA finished the season by placing third at the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships. 

    Lemke returns eight bowlers from a year ago and welcomes in two freshman, Melanie Crawford and Stephanie Sims.

    In addition to the Tulane Collegiate Bowling Invitational, the Ladyjacks will compete in at least six other tournaments throughout the season that spans from October to March, which includes:

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Jamboree, Nov. 2-4, Elmwood Park, NJ
    Kat Clash, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Huntsville, Texas
    Mid-Winter Invitational, Jan. 11-13, Jonesboro, AR
    Prairie View A&M Invitational, Feb. 1-3, Arlington, Texas
    Greater Ozark Invitational, Mar. 1-3, Kansas City, MO
    Music City Classic
    , Mar. 15-17, Smyrna, TN

    Tulane Invitational Schedule

    Friday, October 19th, 2012
    9:15-9:30 a.m.          Introduction of teams and National Anthem
    9:30-9:50 a.m.          20 minute practice on all lanes
    9:50-10 a.m.             10 minute practice on starting pair
    10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.       5 x 4 baker game matches

    Saturday, October 20th, 2012
    12:30-12:50 p.m.        20 minute practice on all lanes
    12:50 p.m.-1 p.m.       10 minute practice on starting pair
    1-6:30 p.m.                5 team games

    Sunday, October 21st, 2012
    9-9:20 a.m.               20 minute practice on all lanes
    9-9:30 a.m.               10 minute practice on starting pair
    9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.    3 Best 4 out of 7 baker matches
    2:45 p.m.-3 p.m.        Awards Ceremony

      COMING SOON