Delaware State will look to add another MEAC title in a sport they have dominated all season.
The 2017 MEAC Bowling Championship kicks off on Friday in Chesapeake, Virginia.
The Hornets are seeking to repeat as MEAC champions after their win last season. The Hornets are ranked ninth in the latest National Tenpin Coaches Association Poll and are atop the MEAC at 20-4 and 62-23 overall.
Eight teams will take part in the tournament including Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State and Howard from the North Division. The South Division will bring Florida A&M, Bethune-Cookman, North Carolina A&T and Norfolk State.
Maryland Eastern Shore finished right behind the Hornets for the North Division title, missing out by just one game in the final standings but are at number eight in the NTCA rankings.
Alexis Neuer leads the way for the Hornets with a team high 198 average in her frames this season. All-MEAC 2016-17 selection Elizabeth Burkholder and third team selection Chelsey Merklinger also will look to boost the Hornets championship hopes.
The MEAC has four nationally ranked teams in the poll with NCAA Tournament bids on the line. The Championship runs all weekend and the winner will be crowned Sunday.
Fans wishing to catch up with the action can watch a tape-delayed airing of the championship on ESPNU at 9 p.m. on Sunday.