Arkansas State Bowling Seeded 3rd In NCAA Tournament

The Red Wolves to Open Play Against Sacred Heart

The NCAA announced seedings for the 2023 NCAA National Bowling Tournament, with Arkansas State receiving the #3 seed. Defending champion McKendree was tapped for the #1 seed, while fellow Southland Conference foe Vanderbilt was selected #2. Regular Red Wolves antagonist Nebraska rounded out the top seeds at #4.

Southland Bowling Tournament MVP Maggie Thoma, a freshman from New Braunfels, Texas, leads a young young team in the Las Vegas tournament. Last week, with the team facing a 3-1 deficit in Baker best-of-seven play, A-State Bowling rebounded against Sam Houston to win the Southland Bowling League Championship. Along with Thoma, junior Faith Welch was named to the All Tournament team.

McKendree is the national defending champion, last year overpowering Stephen F. Austin in Columbus, OH. The Red Wolves make their 15th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. While Arkansas State has never taken first-palace hardware, the program has finished runner-up twice, the last time in 2019 when out-of-conference rival Nebraska seized the title.

Along with Vanderbilt, fellow Southland Conference mates Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, and Youngstown St. also made the tournament, leaving plenty of familiar foes for the Red Wolves to face.

The 2023 NCAA bowling championship will take place from April 14-15 at South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will stream live on

PHOTO CREDIT: Carla Wehmeyer – Arkansas State