The Team USA women head to the 2014 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships in Cali, Colombia, this week with one goal in mind - qualify for the 2015 Pan American Games.
The PABCON Women's Championships, which begin Saturday live on BOWL.com's BowlTV, will be the final opportunity for the United States' women's team to qualify for the Pan American Games, which will take place in Toronto next year. The Team USA men have already qualified.
The U.S. team will be made up of Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, Missy Parkin of Laguna Hills, California, Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, and Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey.
"The Pan American Games are the closest event to the Olympics bowling has at this moment, so making sure our women's team qualifies is the number one goal for us," Team USA head coach Rod Ross said. "The competition in PABCON is always tough, but we are sending a very talented squad."