In an effort to help grow the sport of bowling as a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sport and promote the importance of athletics to today’s youth, Brunswick Bowling is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the 2009/2010 NCAA Women’s Bowling All America awards.

Since 2003, NCAA Women’s Bowling has been a sanctioned championship sport. Now in its seventh season, more than 60 Divisions I, II and III institutions sponsor bowling.

The 2010 championship tournament will be held April 6-8 at Brunswick Zone – Carolier in North Brunswick, N.J. Brunswick Pro Staff member and PBA Hall of Famer, Johnny Petraglia, will be on hand to roll out the first ball of the tournament. Petraglia will also present the NTCA First Team All-America, Bowler of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year awards during the NCAA Championship banquet. As the exclusive sponsor, Brunswick Bowling is providing the awards presented by Petraglia. “I am honored to present the awards to the student-athletes on behalf of Brunswick,” said Petraglia.

Awards are bestowed upon deserving individuals by voting members of the National Tenpins Coaches Association (NTCA) after the completion of the 2009-2010 regular season. Additionally, Brunswick will sponsor the All-NTCA Academic Awards for student-athletes who maintain a 3.4 GPA throughout the course of the 2009-2010 academic year. All-NTCA Academic awards will be presented at the end of the spring academic term.