O'Keefe, Parkin, Johnson, McEwan, Pluhowsky, Kulick headed to Colombia in September; Pan American Games berth at stake
The Team USA squad that will represent the United States at the Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships in Cali, Colombia, in September has been set.
The U.S. team will be made up of Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Ill., Missy Parkin of Laguna Hills, Calif., Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, N.Y., Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, and Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J.
The PABCON Women's Championships will be the final opportunity for Team USA to qualify for the 2015 Pan American Games. The top two all-events totals from each country will be combined and the top four countries from those standings that have not already advanced will earn spots in the Pan American Games.
"It's always a challenging task to determine our Team USA squad for these events given the depth we have on our team," Team USA head coach Rod Ross said. "The PABCON Women's Championships will be an important event for us this year. Qualifying for the Pan American Games will be a top priority."
BOWL.com's BowlTV is planning to live stream the competition from Cali. Bowling fans will be able to watch as the players compete in singles, doubles, trios, team and match-play Masters. Medals are also awarded in all-events.
The tentative schedule of events for the PABCON Women's Championships has the event kicking off with singles on Sept. 13 and wrapping up with the Masters on Sept. 17.