by Wesley Peterson
The championship Jackson State University bowling team and assistant football coach James “Toe” Hartfield received proclamations from the City of Jackson. The Lady Tigers bowling team was recognized for capturing the program’s first Southwestern Athletic Conference title during a historic run in 2015. JSU opened the 2016-17 campaign as the No. 24 ranked team in the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) Preseason Poll. The Lady Tigers were previously tied for 23rd place in the final ranking last season.
Hartfield, who has been the kicking coach at JSU for the last 30 years, was recognized for his tenure as a member of the Tigers coaching staff.