Central added women’s bowling as a club sport in 2019-20, a result of the growth of the sport at the high school and college levels. With interest, the club may be expanded into a varsity sport.
Girls bowling at the high school level has more than 1,300 participants, as of the 2017-18 school year. Girls bowling is sanctioned in 20 states, including Iowa.
Five National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics member colleges in Iowa have women’s bowling teams, as of 2018.