Fairfield, CT - The SHU women's bowling team is seated eighth in the April edition of the National Tenpin Coaches' Association (NTCA) poll. The Pioneers moved up one spot from last month's rankings after claiming the 2012 Northeast Conference Championship over then-No. 1 Fairleigh Dickinson. The national top-eight features all eight teams who were selected for the NCAA Tournament this weekend.
The Pioneers will be making their fifth trip to the NCAA Tournament in the event's ninth year of existence. The 2011-12 squad earned the highest ranking in program history earlier this year at number two. Sacred Heart will begin its search of a first NCAA crown this weekend April 12-14 in Wickliffe, OH.