This weekend, the Sam Houston bowling program will host the seventh Track Kat Klash Tournament at Emerald Lanes in Houston. This will be the fourth year the event has been held at Emerald Lanes.

Once again a storng field will compete in the event, with 14 of the 22 team currently ranked in the top 25, including the top seven teams in the country. 

The Format:

9:55 - 3:45 Friday – Five Baker games, Total pins

9:30 - 3:30 Saturday – Five person team games

8:20 - 1:30 Sunday – Baker Match Play, best-of-7


The Teams (RANKING):

McKendree (1)

Nebraska (2)

Arkansas State   (3)      

Vanderbilt (4)

Sam Houston State (5)

Stephen F Austin (6)

UMES (7)

Central Missouri (10)

Delaware State (12)

Tulane (17)

NCA&T (18)

UAB (19)

PVA&M (20)

Youngstown State (24)

Jackson State                                                                           

Alabama A&M               

La Tech                                                                       


Alabama State Univ


Texas Southern

Grambling State


The History

This is the seventh year of the Kat Klash. The first two years were held at Huntsville Lanes. Year three was held at Palace Lanes in Houston. This will be their fourth year at Emerald Lanes.

The Kats were the winners of the first two events. In 2013 Arkansas State took the team title while Nebraska won back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015. Sam Houston won last year’s event.

The Venue

Emerald Bowl has been home to some significant events in NCAA history. The very first women’s bowling championships in 2004 where Nebraska beat Central Missouri.

In 2006 the championships returned to Emerald Bowl when Fairleigh Dickenson defeated Alabama A&M.