Jersey Lanes (Linden, NJ)
Age 37 - 3/16/1977
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*Note: Statistics will be updated for each tournament after it airs on television. Click here for the PBA Tour TV schedule.
Personal: Nickname is “Double K” or “K-squared”…Favorite movie is “A League of Their Own”…Ultimate dinner guest is Elvis Presley…Works part-time in father’s auto body shop in Elizabeth, N.J…Hobbies include music, cooking and drawing…Graduated from Morehead University with degree in physical and health education…10-time member of Team USA, including 2014, and two-time member of Junior Team USA…Won two golds (singles, all-events) and two silver medals (doubles, Masters) in 2000 World Youth Championships…Won gold (doubles) and two silver medals (team, Masters) in 1998 World Youth Championships…Won gold medal in 2000 World Tenpin Team Cup…Won gold medal (team) in 1999 Pan American Games…Won gold (singles) and two bronze (team, trios) in 1999 WTBA World Championships…2000 U.S. Amateur Champion...2001 PWBA Rookie of the Year…Selected as Bowlers Journal International Person of the Year for 2006...Got back on winning track in 2011 with Women's Singapore Open title...Won gold in team and bronze in doubles and trios in 2011 WTBA World Womens Championships...Was featured in the 2011 ESPN the Magazine Body issue and has appeared in Bridgestone Tire commercials...First bowler inducted into the Boys and Girls Club of America Hall of Fame...Teamed with Mike Fagan to win 2013 World Games mixed doubles for first U.S. bowling gold medal since bowling's involvement in the World Games...Inducted into World Bowling Writers International Bowling Hall of Fame in 2013...Won WSOB V World Bowling Tour women's final by defeating Missy Parkin 267-194 in championship match...Won Gold in team and doubles (with Missy Parkin) and silver in all-events in 2014 PABCON Women's Championships...Won WBT women's finals over Liz Johnson 3-2 in best frame format championship match.
2014: Had best finish of 17th in Bear Open.
Career: Made sports history by winning the 2010 PBA Tournament of Champions to become the first woman to win a PBA Tour event. Defeated Chris Barnes in the championship match, 265-195…Also won PBA Women’s Series Shark Championship…Finished seventh in Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles Championship with partner Eugene McCune…Tied for third in Women’s Scorpion Championship, tied for fifth in Women’s Viper, Chameleon and Earl Anthony Memorial Championships… Became the first woman to earn a Tour exemption (2006-07 season) after finishing sixth in 2006 PBA Tour Trials (rolled a 300 on the final day)…Best finish in 2006-07 was 22nd (twice)…Her 2010 TOC win resulted in widespread national media attention including coverage in Sports Illustrated, major daily newspapers, websites and television networks…Also received an invitation to attend a White House function hosted by President and Mrs. Obama celebrating pioneering achievements by women…Three-time U.S. Women's Open winner (2003, 2007 and 2012)…Won PBA Senior Ladies and Legends title in 2008…Became second woman to win a PBA Regional title (Rome, N.Y., 2006) and second to win two PBA Regional titles (Lakewood, Wash., 2010)…Became first woman ever to win USBC Queens and U.S. Women’s Open back-to-back in 2010, and only woman in bowling history to win four consecutive major titles (PBA Women’s World Championship, PBA TOC, USBC Queens, Women’s U.S. Open)…in 2011-12 had best finish of seventh in Chameleon Open which marked best finish since winning Tournament of Champions in 2010...Owns eight PWBA and PBA Women’s Series titles, of which six are majors...Was member of New York City WTT KingPins team, owned by tennis legend Billie Jean King which won inaugural PBA League Elias Cup in 2013...Finished second in 2014 USBC Queens losing to Maria Jose Rodriguez 190-189 in championship match.
PBA Women’s Series Standard Titles: (1) 2009 Shark Championship.
PBA Women’s Major Titles: (1) 2009 PBA Women’s World Championship.
PBA Tour Career Majors: (1) 2009-10 – Tournament of Champions, Las Vegas.
Other honors: 2010 World Bowling Writers Woman Bowler of the Year.
|Season*||Events||Cashes||Match Play||TV Finals||Titles||Avg||Earnings|
|2009-2010 Women's Series||7||7||6||2||2||214.77||$39,100.00|
|2008 Women's Series||2||1||0||0||0||200.85||$1,660.00|
|2007 Women's Series||4||4||4||0||0||215.00||$15,700.00|