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GU Launches Bowling for Fall 2013


Athletics, Press Release

March 25, 2013

Graceland University is excited to announce the addition of bowling to the University sports programs in Fall 2013. The GU Bowling Program will be dedicated to providing bowling opportunities to enhance students’ academic, athletic and personal development. The new program aims to revitalize college bowling, focusing on the recreational side of this sport and cultivating greater awareness of bowling on Graceland campus.

“A truly appealing aspect of college bowling is that it brings all levels of student-athletes to work, play and compete together. Besides, college bowling is a rewarding experience that teaches essential skills the student can use the rest of his or her life,” said Jeff Falkner, GU Athletic Director.

“In implementing bowling, Graceland wants to ensure pride and enjoyment in the sport,” Vice President for Enrollment Management Kirk Bjorland said. “We know that student-athletes can participate in bowling the rest of their lives as bowling has no age or gender limits.”

“In addition, GU Bowling team members will learn how to communicate effectively with teammates and work as an individual for the larger goals of the team. They will build long-lasting friendships and networks that can help them achieve long-term career goals,“ added Bjorland.

Collegiate bowling has grown in popularity and prestige under College Bowling USA and more recently with the formation of the USBC Collegiate program, bowling’s national intercollegiate governing body.

Nearly 100 colleges and universities across the country offer bowling scholarships. Graceland University is pleased to offer a bowling scholarship as well.

If interested in becoming part of the Graceland Bowling team and to learn more, contact Kirk Bjorland, Vice President for Enrollment Management at or call 641-784-5110.

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