Oberlin College Lanes
2007 Alumni Bowling Fun Raiser
The Intercollegiate Bowling Team is a student organization
that operates as a club sport. The Student Finance Committee allocates funds
for entry fees and travel expenses. The current Liasion
is Maya Iverson, the treasurer is Devin Davis, and the Captain is Johnnie Kallas. Team practices
on Monday afternoons incorporate discussions of team business,
skill development drills and mini-competitions. Wednesday evening and Saturday morning practices
focus primarily on skill and team development and strategies for
tackling tough tournament conditions. Oberlin's intercollegiate bowling
regional schools in
Intercollegiate Bowling Conference (September through March), as well as
numerous other tournaments throughout the year. We also host the OC Unconventional each April. The bowling team offers a wide array of opportunities for both advanced bowlers who want to compete and beginners looking to develop their skills.
Although Oberlin is unable to offer bowling scholarships, the school does have a large financial aid pool. Work-study positions are also available at the campus bowling center, such as Lane Attendant, Mechanic, Coaching Assistant, Office Assistant, and Pool Room Coordinator. Traveling members of the team and staff are entitled to free practice and discounts on bowling supplies.
Intercollegiate bowling at Oberlin is complemented by three weekly intramural leagues, frequent intramural tournaments, and several community leagues that bowl at the campus center. College Lanes is a Sport Certified Center and offers regular Sport Bowling competition, including a PBA Experience League. Students may earn academic credit for taking beginning and advanced bowling classes offered through the Department of Athletics and Physical Education.
The bowling programs at College Lanes allow bowlers to approach the sport with their own desired level of fun and competitiveness. Also, if you are academically and/or musically oriented and want to attend a top liberal arts school with plenty of opportunities for bowling learning and competition on the side, then Oberlin could be the perfect choice.