Pittsburgh Welcomes Top Collegiate Bowlers for NCAA Regional


Duquesne University and SportsPITTSBURGH team up to co-host event, with the Dukes also competing for a championship berth

PITTSBURGH – For the first time ever, Pittsburgh welcomes some of the nation’s top NCAA women’s bowling teams for the 2023 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Pittsburgh Regional Championships. The competition, co-hosted by Duquesne University and SportsPITTSBURGH, is set for AMF Mt. Lebanon Lanes April 7-8.

The competition is one of four regionals taking place this weekend. Four teams – Nebraska, Mercyhurst, Stephen F. Austin and Duquesne – will compete for the right to advance to the NCAA Championship in Las Vegas.

“Duquesne University is honored to host the NCAA Collegiate Women’s Bowling Regional Championships,” Duquesne Vice President of Athletics Dave Harper said. “We’re also beyond proud to have a qualifying team competing with hopes of moving on to the finals, especially since this is the first time the competition is being held in Pittsburgh.”

Duquesne bowling became the third program in the school’s history to earn multiple NCAA Championship appearances, joining men’s basketball and football, when it was awarded one of eight at-large berths to the 2023 NCAA Bowling Championship last week. The Dukes will face Stephen F. Austin in the opening round.

The full schedule of events is as follows:

Friday, April 7

  • Match 1 | 9 a.m.: (4) Nebraska vs. Mercyhurst
  • Match 2 | 9 a.m.: Stephen F. Austin vs. Duquesne
  • Match 3 | 3 p.m.: Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2
  • Match 4 | 3 p.m.: Loser Match 1 vs. Loser Match 2

Saturday, April 8

  • Match 5 | 9 a.m.: Winner Match 4 vs. Loser Match 3
  • Match 6 | 3 p.m.: Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 5 (Regional Championship Final)
  • Match 7 | Immediately After Match 6 [Regional Championship Final (If Necessary - only if winner of Match 5 wins Match 6)]

Tickets can be purchased online in advance via single sessions or all sessions at goduquesne.com or at the site of the event.

“For the second consecutive week, Pittsburgh is hosting a first-time NCAA Championship event,” SportsPITTSBURGH Executive Director Jennifer Hawkins said. “Our region, through tremendous teamwork via our Local Organizing Committee, proves time and again that we are an exceptional destination for collegiate championship events.”

To learn more about the 2023 NCAA Collegiate Women’s Bowling Pittsburgh Regional Championships and other sporting events planned for Pittsburgh, please visit SportsPITTSBURGH.com.

As the sports development division of VisitPITTSBURGH, SportsPITTSBURGH’s primary goal is to attract and host a wide variety of sporting events while providing planners and local stakeholders with the expertise and professionalism required to host a world-class event in the Pittsburgh region.