Howard Bowling Releases 2021-22 Slate

By Derek W. Bryant, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations & Sports Information Howard


WASHINGTON (October 11, 2021) – The Howard University women’s bowling team is back in season to pick up where they left off from the 2019-20 campaign, releasing its 2021-22 schedule. The announcement came Monday evening.

This season’s slate includes nine tournaments across the East Coast, including six in Maryland and Virginia.

“I know the team, especially my three seniors, have been waiting patiently for this season,” said Howard women’s bowling head coach Ron Davis, who is entering his 16th season at the helm. “They will lead us in our attempt to breaking the program’s record (50 wins), set during the 2019-20 campaign. Also, I can’t wait to see our newest Lady Bison improve along the way.”

The Lady Bison kickoff the anticipated season in Frederick, Md., at the Mount Shootout (Oct. 16-17), hosted by Mount St. Mary’s.

Following Howard’s homecoming, the team competes at the Virginia Union Invitational (Oct. 29-31) in Glen Allen, Va.

In the second week of November, the Lady Bison will compete in their first conference tournament of the season, held by Morgan State in Baltimore (Nov. 12-14).

HU wraps up the fall semester at the Coppin State Lady Eagles Invitational in Gwynn Oak, Md. (Nov. 20-21).

As February rolls around, the Lady Bison prepare for four consecutive tournaments.

Starting off the run is the James Brown Invitational (Feb. 11-13), hosted by the Morgan State Lady Bears in Baltimore. Next, the club competes in their second conference tournament of the season in Chesapeake, Va. (Feb. 18-20). The Lady Bison will then go to Greensboro, N.C., for the Stallings Invitational (Feb. 25-27), held by the North Carolina A&T State Aggies.

The regular season finale is the Mountie Mid-State Classic (March 5-6) in Altoona, Pa.

Two weeks later, the highly anticipated Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championship (March 25-27) will be back in Chesapeake, Va., to crown the league champion.

“My sophomore year, it was absolutely devastating having our season cut short the weekend before the tournament,” said senior captain Jahnia Phillips (Elmont, N.Y.). We have unfinished business. We are seen as the underdogs, but we truly are a force to be reckoned with. This team is a family, and together, we are pushing each other. Our goal for this year is to bring home the championship in March.”

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