ARLINGTON, Texas – After making their third appearance in the SWAC Bowling Championship round, Alabama A&M was crowned as this year’s 2014 SWAC Bowling Champions on Sunday, March 23 at the Bowling International Training and Research Center.
This is AAMU’s first championship since the 2010 season and third overall. Their first came in 2007.
With this being a double-elimination tournament, top seeded ALabama A&M only needed to win once.
Despite it being their first visit to the championship match, Alabama State did not make it easy for its arch-rival to take home the win as the Lady Hornets won the first match (4-2).
The Lady Bulldogs responded with a 4-2 victory of their own, claiming the SWAC Tournament Championship crown with a total pinfall of 1226.
AAMU’s Nicole Kleutgen was tabbed as this year’s Most Valuable Player. Kleutgen struck every shot but two in the final deciding match.
The 2014 title marks the first for Alabama A&M Head Coach Alexandra McIntyre who took over this year for Jeff McCorvey.