JACKSON, Mich. – The Crossroads League formally announced its plan on Thursday to add men’s and women’s bowling to its list of sponsored sports, moving the number of sports offered within the league to 20. That number increased from 15 since the start of 2017, with the addition of men’s and women’s indoor track and field that year, as well as the addition of competitive cheer for the 2020-2021 year.
A total of six schools from the Crossroads League currently offer men’s and women’s bowling as varsity sports, with Bethel, Huntington, Indiana Wesleyan, Marian, Mount Vernon Nazarene and Spring Arbor all set to compete for the first-ever CL bowling titles this winter. Grace has announced the addition of bowling and will become the seventh CL school to compete in the sport.
The inaugural bowling championship will be determined based off results from four regular season meets hosted between October and February, with the league’s automatic bid to NAIA Nationals up for grabs.