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Get to Know the GCU Bowling Team

The women’s bowling team at Grand Canyon University continues to grow and advance in the world of college bowling. It has tripled in size over the past two years and takes pride in welcoming new talented players. The team enjoys a nurturing environment for students to grow in skill on the team and as people in the community. It allows players to compete at the highest level, developing their talents and strategies as athletes. The GCU bowling team provides an exciting place for students to become part of a team with others who share a passion for the game.

The GCU bowling team competes as a club program in United States Bowling Congress (USBC) collegiate events in Arizona, California, Nevada and other states. The team competes for two national titles each year. For the first time in 2016, GCU bowling qualified for the postseason. In 2017, the team made its first club national championship appearance. While the bowling team is relatively new, it has won two tournaments and is working hard to move up the collegiate bowling ranks as it continues to develop.

GCU Women’s Bowling Schedule

Day Date   Opponent Location Time Score
Friday 10/13/2017 vs Arizona State University (Grudge Match) GCU (Thunder Alley) 5:00 pm 10-6 W
Saturday 10/21/2017 at SWIBC III & IV Fort Worth, TX (Cityview Lanes) 7:45 am TBA
Sunday 10/22/2017 at SWIBC III & IV Fort Worth, TX (Cityview Lanes) 7:45 am TBA
Monday 12/18/2017 at Las Vegas Invitational Las Vegas, NV (South Point Bowling Plaza) Tournament TBA
Wednesday 12/20/2017 at Collegiate Shoot-Out Las Vegas, NV (The Orleans Bowling Center) Tournament TBA
Friday 01/26/2018 at Sin City Open Las Vegas, NV (The Orleans Bowling Center) Tournament TBA
Saturday 01/27/2018 at Rebel Classic Las Vegas, NV (The Orleans Bowling Center) Tournament TBA
Friday 03/09/2018 at ITC Sectionals Dallas, TX (USA Bowl) Tournament TBA
Saturday 04/07/2018 at Collegiate Club Championships Smyrna, TN (Smyrna Bowl) Tournament TBA

GCU Women’s Bowling Roster

  • Candace Gardener
  • LeAnne Kommenich
  • Correen Lieber
  • Emily Ornelas
  • Deborah Papin
  • Jennifer Pheigaru
  • Rachel Rohrbacker

Developmental Team

  • Madison Faulk
  • Breanna Smith
  • Tiffany Palm

GCU Women’s Bowling Team Coaching Staff

Ben Canfield

Head Coach

Ben Canfield is the head coach of the GCU women’s bowling team. His accomplishments include being a four-time National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Academic All-American, a second-team Collegiate Club All-American and an Arizona Junior Bowlers Tour Bowler of the Year. He has won 23 JBT titles as well as finishing in fourth place at the 2015 USBC Open Championship. Coach Canfield is thrilled to work and coach talented bowlers and enjoys assisting them on their paths to success.