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Get to Know the GCU Bowling Team

The GCU Women’s Bowling program is rapidly expanding and becoming more successful each year in the collegiate bowling world. Over the past four years, GCU’s bowling programs have tripled in size and welcomed many new talented players. The GCU Women’s Bowling team creates a supportive environment for bowlers to learn about the game, develop their skills and compete at the highest level.  Women’s college bowling provides an outlet for GCU students to join a team of peers who share their passion and enthusiasm for competitive bowling. Players can work as a team and individually to improve their skills.

Travel Team

The GCU Women’s Bowling Travel team competes in United States Bowling Congress (USBC) collegiate events in Arizona, Nevada and California.  A club designation allows the team to compete for two national titles each year. The GCU Women’s Bowling team has continued to raise the bar of success each season.  Before the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out the 2020 spring playoff season, the Lopes had reached the postseason three straight years, and in 2019, placed ninth at the Collegiate Club Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The Lopes also won the Rebel Classic for the second straight year in 2020, and swept the two back-to-back Las Vegas tournaments (the Rebel Classic and the Sin City Open) for their first time in their history in 2019. The team plans to continue to move up the collegiate bowling ranks as it continues to grow.

Academy Team

The GCU Women’s Bowling Academy Team is open to bowlers of any skill levels, competes in an in-house league on campus, and practices alongside the Travel Team.    

Thunder Team

The GCU Bowling Thunder Team is also open to bowlers of any skill level.  It is a new recreational team that will compete on a weekly basis at Thunder Alley on the GCU campus. 

Pay your Bowling dues here.

Pay your Club Bowling Academy dues here.

Pay your Club Bowling Thunder Team dues here.

GCU Women’s Bowling Team Schedules

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Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Saturday 02/13/2021 Team Tournament Glenfair Lanes 10:30 AM FINISHED
Saturday 02/20/2021 Arizona Cup #1 Bowlero Glendale 9:00 AM FINISHED
Sunday 02/21/2021 Arizona Cup #2 Bowlero Glendale 9:00 AM FINISHED
Saturday 03/20/2021 Arizona Shootout #1 Glenfair Lanes NA FINISHED
Sunday 03/21/2021 Arizona Shootout #2 Glenfair Lanes NA TBA

GCU Women's Bowling Roster

  • Ashley Fairbanks
  • Erika Kemp
  • LeAnne Kommenich
  • Mackenzie Theophilus
  • Maranda Hall
  • Stephanie Vasquez
  • Sydney Hebert

GCU Women's Bowling Team Coaching Staff

Ben Canfield

Head Coach
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An Arizona State University graduate, Ben Canfield is in his sixth year as the head coach of the GCU Men’s and Women’s Bowling teams, taking over the reins in 2015. Canfield has continued to build momentum in both programs, earning finalist recognition for the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year Award in 2019. Canfield made the direct transition from player to coach seamlessly after a very successful college bowling career of his own with the Sun Devils. His accomplishments as a bowler at ASU include four National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Academic All-American selections, a 2014-2015 Collegiate Club All-American second-team honoree nod and 2013-2014 Arizona Junior Bowlers Tour (JBT) Bowler of the Year. He also claimed 23 JBT titles and placed fourth in all events at the USBC Open Championship in 2015. Ben and his bride, Lacey, will celebrate their second wedding anniversary in May.