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Alumnus Spotlight: SAU's Ulczak Set for Nationals

St. Ambrose junior Jim Ulczak (St. Pat's '10) at front right will compete at the national bowling tournament April 19-21.
March 30, 2012

Class of 2010 student-athlete Jim Ulczak will compete in the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Intercollegiate Team Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska April 19-21. The St. Ambrose junior performed second-best for his team’s sectional qualifier and helped the Bees secure the third qualifying team spot.

For the first time in the bowling program’s history, the men’s team received a top-20 ranking in the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA) this season. They claimed seven top-ten finishes this season including a sixth place finish at the Blue  and Gold Classic where Ulczak placed 19 with a 218 average to lead his team.

The USBC Championships will be St. Ambrose’s first trip to nationals in the program’s three-year history. Ulczak was a four-year member of St. Pat’s bowling team. He led the Shamrocks to a 10-5 regular season record his senior year highlighted by a Chicago Catholic League Team Conference Championship, CCL All-Conference Honors and a state qualification after an IHSA Sectional Team Championship.

Ulczak is a graduate of St. Giles grammar school.