Morningside has added Bowling to its list of Athletic programs. The Mustangs plan to
participate as a club sport for the 2012-13 season using their current enrollment to field a team.
The Mustangs will practice at Rush Lanes in Sioux City with plans for competition scheduled
later in the school year.
Bowling will become a varsity sport for the 2013-14 season competing on the national level.
With nearly 200 colleges and universities across the country offering bowling, it will be
imperative for the Mustangs to recruit top notch bowlers.
Morningside’s athletic teams compete in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Morningside and Midland University are currently the only members of the GPAC that provide bowling among its varsity sports offerings.
Bowling is an emerging sport in the NAIA, meaning it is recognized by the NAIA as a varsity sport as defined by the NAIA, but does not include official national championship competition. A NAIA recognized sport requires a minimum of 15 institutions to declare an intent to participate. There are currently 40 institutions in the NAIA that offer bowling.