#7 Pioneers Begin Pursuit of Program's First National Title This Thursday

Sacred Heart NCAA Tournament Media Pack

Wickcliffe, OH - The SHU women's bowling team kicks-off the 2012 NCAA Tournament this Thursday with a national champion to be crown Saturday night on ESPNU.  Sacred Heart is making its fifth appearance in the nine year history of the NCAA Tournament.  The Pioneers will join seven other teams in chasing a national crown at Freeway Lanes, the largest bowling center in the country.

The NCAA Tournament is hosted by the Mid-American Conference and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.  Fans can follow all of the action and get complete coverage at the following website: http://mac-sports.com/Championships/WomensBowlingChampionship.aspx.

Teams will bowl each other in traditional matches Thursday to determine seeding for Friday and Saturday's double elimination bracket.  The national championship match will air live Sunday, April 14 on ESPNU at 8:00 pm.