Nebraska Cornhuskers bowling

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Nebraska Cornhuskers Women's Bowling
Varsity Year founded: 1997
City Lincoln, NE
Team Mascot Herbie Husker; Lil' Red
Team Colors Scarlet and cream
Head Coach Bill Straub
Assistant Coach Paul Klempa
Home Stadium East Campus Bowling Lanes
League/Conference affiliations
  • Independent

All-Time Record

IBC Tournament Record

IBC Tournament Appearances

  • 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

NCAA Tournament Record

NCAA Tournament Appearances (12)

  • 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

National Championships

  • 1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2015

The Nebraska Cornhuskers represent the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in bowling. The program started out as a club sport along with men's bowling, but became a varsity sport in 1996 and an official NCAA sport in 2003. The Cornhuskers have established themselves as a powerhouse, winning the first two NCAA championships and three out of the first six. The Huskers have never been ranked lower than 8th place since bowling has become an NCAA sport. They have won five national championships, finished runner-up twice, tied for third place three times and tied for seventh place.


Bowling has been an official varsity sport at Lincoln since the 1996–1997 season. Before bowling became a varsity sport, it was a club sport coached by Bill Straub who led the club team to two national IBC titles in 1991 and 1995. Bill Straub was hired as the full-time bowling coach and has led the team to three more IBC titles in 1997, 1999 and 2001. In 2003, the NCAA created a tournament for Women’s bowling and the Nebraska Women’s Bowling team has been one of the top college bowling teams since the start of NCAA competition, which the Huskers won the first two national titles in a row, came in third place during the third NCAA tournament and have won three of the first six NCAA tournaments. They added their NCAA-best fifth title in 2015. The Huskers have been ranked in the top 5 teams since 1990 and have never been ranked below 17th place. The Huskers can be seen bowling at the East Campus Bowling Lanes.

2014-2015 season[edit]

The Huskers started the 2014-2015 season ranked No. 1 in the nation and never relinquished it on their way to winning their fifth national championship. The Huskers won six tournament titles. Senior Liz Kuhlkin was named NTCA Bowler of the Year and 1st team All-American, while sophomore Gazmine Mason and freshman Julia Bond won third-team All-American honors. Bond was named Most Valuable Player in the NCAA National Championship match and Kuhlkin joined Bond on the all-tournament team.

Opponent Results
Crusader Classic 1st of 14
Big Red Invitational 1st of 7
Track Kat Klash 1st of 18
Mid-Winter Classic 3rd of 15
Prairie View A&M Invitational 1st of 12
Storming Jack Classic 2nd of 17
Central Missouri Women's Invite 1st of 5
Music City Classic NA of 23
NCAA Championship 1st of 8

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