Team members must be full-time students (12 hours) with a minimal GPA of 2.0 for returning/transfer students. Team members must maintain full-time status to be eligible to compete for the University at Intercollegiate competitions. To be eligible for a second year, students must have completed 24 credit hours the previous school year. Each student is only eligible to bowl for the team for 4 years, per USBC Collegiate Rules. If any transfer students have competed on another college bowling team, they must sit out at least one year before competition.
Jerseys will be provided for all traveling team members, but are responsible for providing their own slacks/skirts. All bowlers are not permitted to wear jeans or shorts in tournament competition. Therefore, male bowlers are to wear BLACK and UL RED slacks. Female bowlers must provide BLACK and UL RED finger-tip length bowling skirts. Jerseys will be issued to all traveling members prior to competition and each person will be responsible for proper care. If at any time the coaches or officer ask for the jerseys back, for any reason, they are to be returned.
The team practices on Tuesdays at Lafayette Lanes from 8:30-11:00pm and Wednesdays at Acadiana Lanes from 8:30-11:00pm. The weeks that we have tournaments we try to hold a practice on Thursday night. During practice we practice the shots we will be using on certain oil patterns and we also practice baker, which we bowl in most of the tournaments. Practice is a time for trying out new shots and finding out what work best for us as a team, therefore we do like to practice without score. After all, practice isn't about who's the best or the worst, it is about making each other better. Along with getting help from our coaches, we also help each other out with our bowling. Many of us bowl the same way, therefore it is very beneficial for us to help each other and not criticize.
Consuming drugs or alcohol during or before any team events including qualifying, practice, tournaments, or fundraisers is expressly forbidden.
ANY MEMBER WHO DOES NOT FOLLOW THESE RULES WILL IMMEDIATELY BE DISMISSED FROM THE TEAM.