The Southern University Jaguars defeated the Alabama A&M Bulldogs to claim the 2008 Southwestern Athletic Conference Bowling Tournament title.  The Jaguars downed the Bulldogs 4-3 Sunday afternoon at the Holiday Bowl Fun Center in Bessemer, Alabama.
Southern jumped out to win game one 193-187.  Alabama A&M won the next two games (170-156 and 181-144) to take a 2-1 lead in the match.  The Jaguars won games four (176-171) and five (215-196) before the Bulldogs won game six (190-178).


In the deciding game seven, both teams started slow but fought hard at the end of the game.  When the ninth frame was complete, Alabama A&M led 158 to 148.  Down eight pins in the final frame, Southern’s Vanessa Caldwell knocked down nine pins on her final throw to earn the Jaguars the victory.
The 2008 SWAC Bowling All-Tournament Team is listed with their averages from the team games bowled during the tournament.

bowler

institution

cl

avg.

Ciera Watts Texas Southern Jr. 182.6
Ashley Blakley Jackson State Fr. 189.6
Chantel Jefferson Texas Southern Fr. 177.4
Deneesha Foster Southern Sr. 181.0
Vanessa Caldwell Southern So. 179.8
(Most Outstanding Bowler)

BROADCAST NOTE:  The SWAC Bowling Championship match will be broadcast on ESPNU on March 5.  Air time has not been announced



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