Shocker Bowling Fact Sheet

  • The Shocker Bowling Program is the most successful sports program on the WSU campus.
  • Annually attracts more than 60 students from more than 20 states and several foreign      countries.
  • The annual economic impact of the program to WSU and the city of Wichita regularly approaches $4 million.
  • Since the first national tournament in 1975, the Shockers have won 20 national championships; 11 men’s titles and 9 women’s titles. No other program in the USA has exceeded these record totals.
  • The Shocker men have been ranked No. 1 in the nation more than any other team; a total of 42 times.
  • The Shocker women’s team is the only team that has been ranked in the Top 10 in the nation in every national poll for 38 consecutive years.
  • The Shocker Bowling Program has had 185 Academic All-Americans.
  • The program has produced 23 Collegiate Bowlers-of-the-Year and a total of 129 All-Americans.
  • A total of 50 former and current Shocker bowlers have represented our country on Team USA.
  • Last year, 22 Shockers bowled on the Professional Bowlers Tour.
  • The program’s showcase is located in Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes inside of the Rhatigan Student Center.
  • Shocker bowling is funded by individual and corporate sponsorship, the Rhatigan Student Center, student fees, and athlete/parent fundraising.
  • Shocker Bowling conducts the most successful youth bowling camp program in the country. It annually attracts more than 250 campers from more than 35 states and several foreign countries.
  • The program and its coaching staff pride itself on quality, learning, work ethic, and loyalty.