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.