The official team photo, as featured in an ad
in the latest version of Bowler’s Journal.
For the ninth year, Dexter Bowling is pleased to announce its selection of the annual Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team. This prestigious honor recognizes elite young student bowlers who excel in bowling and academics and are active members of their communities.
The following 10 outstanding student-athletes have been selected to the 2013-2014 Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team:
Haley Carroll, Junior, Williamsville South High School, Williamsville, New York
Kendall De Jong, Senior, Grassfield High School, Chesapeake, Virginia
Michael Dertz, Senior, Victor J. Andrew High School, Tinley Park, Illinois
Derick Holmes, Senior, Wichita Southeast High School, Wichita, Kansas
Sierra Kanemoto, Senior, Walter E. Stebbins High School, Dayton, Ohio
Jessica Mellott, Senior, Coral Springs Charter School, Lauderhill, Florida
Joey Miller, Senior, Harlem High School, Loves Park, Illinois
Krystina Nealon, Junior, Coral Glades High School, Coral Springs, Florida
Paul Brendan Schink, Junior, Wilson Christian Academy, Dravosburg, Pennsylvania
Alex Sommer, Senior, Guilford High School, Rockford, Illinois
In celebration of this accomplishment, each of these 10 honorees will receive a $1,000 scholarship. They will also be recognized for their achievements at the upcoming Junior Gold Championships in Buffalo, New York this July.
Extra special congratulations goes out to Derick Holmes and Sierra Kanemoto, two of only seven bowlers in the history of the Dexter/USBC All-American Team to be elected to the team for two consecutive seasons. As evidenced in their top rankings in their respective graduating classes, these exceptional bowlers exhibit the utmost commitment to their studies as well.
Chad Murphy, USBC Interim Executive Director and the International Bowling Campus Managing Director of Youth Development, said, “Dexter Bowling has been a great supporter of high school bowling for many years, and selection to the Dexter/USBC All-American Team is one of the top honors a high school bowler can receive.”
To be eligible for consideration for selection to the Dexter/USBC All-American team, student athletes must be nominated by their coach or athletic director, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average (based on a 4.0 scale) and provide a letter of recommendation as well as a 500-word essay. Five girls and five boys are elected to the team each year.
“Dexter is proud to recognize these 10 bowlers who not only have been successful on the lanes, but also in the classroom and in their communities,” said Bud Clapsaddle, Vice President of Dexter Bowling. “Each year it’s so inspiring to see this future generation of leaders who are dedicated ambassadors in the world of bowling.”