Her many years of service to the YABA bowling program, and her leadership qualities, have earned Jennifer Kiel of Livonia, the 2008, $1,500 Michigan State USBC WBA Future Leader Scholarship.

A member of the Metro Detroit USBC Youth, Jennifer has been bowling for fourteen years. She bowls one regular league and one Sport Shot League each week.  Her current average is 175 and sport shot average is 147. She has high series of 641 and high game of 279.

Jennifer has been a girl scout for 13 years, and is currently ans assistant Girl Scout Leader for Troop 1719. She is a level one youth bowling coach at Merribowl in Livonia and Wayne Bowl in Wayne. She lettered as an athlete in golf in High School. Her school does not have a bowling team.

Her plans are to attend either Grand Valley State or University of Michigan this fall as a pre-med student and move on to Wayne State, specializing in Radiology. Jennifer has a 4.02 grade point average.

Her junior bowling includes the Michigan State USBC Youth Tournament, Pepsi Tournament, Metro Detroit USBC Junior Masters, Local Junior Gold, National Youth Open and she won the Mach Memorial in January 2007.

Congratulations Jennifer, the Michigan State USBC WBA is very proud to presesent you with this scholarship to help further your education and we wish you the very best in all your future endeavors.

Future Leader - JENNIFER KIEL

Based on her all around accomplishments, Natasha Martin from Wayne, has been selected to receive the 2008 Michigan State USBC WBA Star of Tomorrow $1,500 Scholarship. She is a member of the Metro Detroit USBC. She has bowled for 14 years with year being her last as a youth.

An excellent bowler, Natasha carries a 212 average in the Sunday Youth Classic Travel League. In the Greater Detroit Majors, she carries a 186 sport average. She has several 700 series with 765 as her high and a high game of 298. Some of her bowling accomplishments: State All Events Actual Champion, 2nd place State Singles and 3rd place in Pepsi in 2007.  Also the Metro Junior Masters champ and Greater Detroit YABA All Events in 2006. Winner of the Mach Memorial Championship in 2004, she also represented Michigan in the Junior Gold in Ft Lauderdale Florida in 2006 and in Buffalo New York in 2007. She was named to the Michigan State USBC Youth All Star Team in 2006 and 2007.

Natasha is currently attending Schoolcraft College while holding down a full time job at the Michigan Humane Society. Her job as an evaluator is to determine personality/temperament and health of animals for placement. After Community College, she hopes to get into a University with a bowling team. She will continue her education to become a Psychologist and hopes to work in a correctional facility, psychiatric hospital or drug rehab center. She carries a 3.4 GPA. After college, she would like to try the PBA.

Congratulations Natasha, the Michigan State USBC WBA is very proud to present you this scholaship. We wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors.

A bright new star on the horizon is Sarah Jaeger of Highland, member of the Metro Detroit USBC Youth. She has been selected to receive the Michigan State USBC WBA Star of Tomorrow $1,500 Scholarship.

With a current average of 180 in the Ward Travel League, her previous high average was a 211. She has a high series of 733 along with a high game of 297. Her high school bowling saw her as regional champ in 2003 and 2004 with the State HS Champion singles title in 2004. As well as league bowling, she loves tournaments and participates in the Michigan Junior Masters, where she claimed the championship in 2006. Her Metro Detroit championships: 2003 - First in Singles and 1st in All Events. In 2005 - First in Mixed Doubles and 1st in Female Doubles. She has been on the lanes for 18 years.

Sarah is currently attending University of Detroit Mercy with a GPA of 3.8 and studying communications and criminal justice. This fall, she is looking to enter Michigan State University, headed for a Master's degree in Journalism, and hopes to bowl as a Spartan while there.

Our Congratulations to Sarah. The Michigan State USBC WBA is very proud to present you this scholarship, and wish you the very best in all your future endeavors.

Star of Tomorrow - NATASHA MARTIN

Star of Tomorrow - SARAH JAEGER

2008 Scholarships

Sarah Jaeger, Natasha Martin, Jennifer Kiel