Carrie Hopkinson, a transfer from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, will join the NCAA National Championship women’s bowling program at Sam Houston State next fall.

Head coach Brad Hagen has signed the junior from Drumbo, Ontario in Canada. Hopkinson will have two years of eligibility at Sam Houston.

“Carrie will be a great addition to our roster,” Hagen said. “She has a passion for our sport and brings a competitive spirit and strong work ethic to the table.”

Hopkinson has two years of NCAA Division I experience including a MEAC finals appearance at FAMU. She also has national and international experience playing with Team Canada as a junior team member at PABCON Youth Championships at the Dominican Republic and World Youth Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.

This spring, she earned a spot on Canada’s adult national team.

Hopkinson brings a strong academic background. She looks to major in Agriculture Science with an emphasis on horticulture at Sam Houston.

Sam Houston State defeated defending champion Nebraska in the NCAA Finals a month ago to bring home the university's first Division I natinoal title. In the bowling program's four-year history, the Bearkats have advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight three times and have been ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation in every regular season poll since the team's inaugural season in 2011.