College Bowling continues to grow in popularity with new colleges joining the competitive ranks each year. Over 3500 college bowlers participate each year in college bowling and over 100 colleges and universities offer scholarships. Men and women compete in college bowling at the club level under the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Women also compete at a varsity level with the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). The USBC Collegiate program is the governing body for college bowling and encompasses all three of the college athletic organizations. The following colleges have bowling programs and many of them offer college scholarships or reciprocity (in state tuition for out of state students):
For a complete list of college bowling programs visit: Bowl.com/collegiate
Upper Iowa University
College Coach's NameNichole DePaul
Visits are scheduled Monday through Saturday for any prospective student-athlete interested in the men's or women's bowling team. To register for a visit to campus, please reach out to Nichole DePaul for available dates for visits to campus.
Upper Iowa is a small campus with approximately 900 students on campus plus multiple education centers across the United States and the world. Here is some information about Upper Iowa:
We are on a 2 eight-week block schedule rather than a 16 week schedule for a semester. It means you can take classes in one eight week block, have a week break, and take different classes in the next eight week block. It is good for athletes so they can build their schedule around in-season competitions.
Every student receives an academic scholarship based on their GPA and ACT/SAT score.
All students are allowed to have vehicles on the Fayette campus.
The application process is free for all students and is online.
Upper Iowa has academic, Iowa High School Tuition Grant, and the UIU Special Grant. UIU does allow for stacking of certain scholarships so students are able to pay for the cost of attendance.
Upper Iowa has opportunities to receive an athletic scholarship in the sport of bowling. It is based on several factors and includes experience on tournament conditions (sport shots, Junior Gold), participation on the high school bowling team, team player, being coachable, and more.