YSU Athletics announced that a women’s bowling program is being added in Fall 2015, the 19th Division I sport and 11th women’s sport at YSU.
“We’re excited about this new opportunity to recruit high school students, primarily within Ohio, to pursue their academic and athletic goals at Youngstown State,” said Ron Strollo, executive director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
The 2015-16 academic year will serve as a “start-up” period to hire a coach, recruit students, secure a facility and prepare a schedule to begin competition in 2016-17. The program is sponsored by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Nearly 40 Division I programs sponsor women’s bowling as an intercollegiate sport.
The YSU Board of Trustees approved a five-year Gender Equity Plan in 2009 that included adding another women’s sport program to comply with Title IX.