DEXTER/USBC HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICAN TEAM NAMED FOR 2012-2013
ARLINGTON, Texas - For a fifth time, the Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team features a repeat selection as 2011 honoree Eric Swanson of Vernon Hills, Ill., was named to the squad once again.
Swanson, who first earned recognition as a sophomore, leads a group of 10 high school bowlers selected to the team for the 2012-2013 school year. Five of this year’s recipients have finished or are finishing their senior years, while five members are juniors.
“These student-athletes are being recognized not only for their accomplishments as bowlers, but also for their roles as leaders in the classroom and community,” said Bud Clapsaddle, vice president of Dexter Bowling. “We had a very strong applicant field again this season and Dexter Bowling is proud to honor these 10 youth bowlers.”
The student-athletes selected to the Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team were nominated by their coach or athletic director. The student-athletes had a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average (based on a 4.0 scale), and had to provide a letter of recommendation and a 500-word essay. Each student-athlete will receive a $1,000 scholarship for being named to the team.
The 2012-2013 school year marks the eighth consecutive year Dexter and USBC have selected five boys and five girls to their All-American team.
“Selection to the Dexter/USBC All-American Team is one of the most prestigious honors a high school bowler can receive,” International Bowling Campus Managing Director of Youth Development Chad Murphy said. “We value the tremendous support of high school bowling Dexter Bowling has provided for so many years.”
The five female athletes selected to this year’s team:
Shelly Goodwin (Palm City, Fla.) - A standout at Martin County High School, she led her team to a state title in 2011 while setting the Florida state record for highest qualifying score. She holds the Florida high school record for high average (213.6). She won seven events and was named Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers’ All-Area Girls Bowler of the Year in 2011 and 2012. A member of the National Honor Society, she has worked as a bible school counselor and volunteered at the Humane Society.
Sierra Kanemoto (Dayton, Ohio) - A three-time conference champion at Walter E. Stebbins High School, she won the Ohio High School 10th grade championship in 2012. She has finished in the top 14 in all-events at the USBC Youth Open on three occasions and also added a sixth-place finish at the Ohio Junior Masters tournament in 2012. A Society of Academic Excellence, she has done community service projects at the YWCA Women’s Shelter and Make-A-Wish Foundation, among others.
Lauren Krywy (Sterling Heights, Mich.) - She was the team captain of her squad at Adlai E. Stevenson High School and also served as captain at Cousino High School for a year. A regional champion in 2012, she led two different schools to Macomb County titles in 2011 and 2012. She is a three-time selection to the all-county, all-academic and all-state teams. A member of the National Honor Society and the marching band, she has volunteered her time with Serenity Animal Hospital and raised money for cancer awareness through the Health Occupations Students of America.
Giselle Poss (Montgomery, Ill.) - A four-year member of the varsity bowling team at Oswego East High School, she served as team captain the last two years and capped her high school career with an individual state championship in 2013. She also added a title at the 2012 Illinois Pepsi Scratch Championship and competed in two Junior Gold events. She earned a 4.20 grade point average (4.0 scale). She was a Girl Scout for 13 years and did community service projects at Feed My Starving Children, Hesed House and Relay for Life.
Brooke Wood (Davison, Mich.) - The captain and four-year letterwinner at Davison High School, she led her team to back-to-back Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 1 state team titles in 2012 and 2013. As a high school senior, she won the MHSAA regionals singles title and finished third at the state championships in singles. She also took first place in a Junior Gold qualifier and earned USBC Youth Awards for high series (753) and high game (300). She has volunteered at her local church and Outreach East, a food and clothing bank for families.
The five male athletes selected to this year’s team:
Derick Holmes (Wichita, Kan.) - A three-year letterwinner on the Wichita Southeast High School bowling team, he captured the Kansas State High School Activities Association state tournament title as a junior with a 739 series. Individually, he won three other tournament titles and also lettered on the baseball team. Academically, he had a 4.0 grade-point average. Holmes spent 11 years in the Boys Scouts of America and served as the vice president of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) for a year. He worked many hours with the YMCA developing a nature trail around a lake.
Matthew Kinn (Hamburg, N.Y.) - A varsity participant at Frontier Central High School since 2008, he won the high game award (280) and sported the team’s second-highest average. As a member of the Brierwood Youth League in 2012-13, he had the high game, high average and high set. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Foreign Honor Society and was nominated for the Boy’s State program. He volunteered his time at the Buffalo Veterans Hospital.
Joshua Krueger (Green Bay, Wis.) - He is a three-year competitor for Green Bay West High School, earning Green Bay Area High Schools Bowling Conference Bowler of the Year honors as a junior. Along with taking eighth in the Wisconsin High School state tournament, he was a Pepsi regional qualifier for the fourth consecutive year in 2013. He is a National Honor Society member and served as student council vice president this year. He has helped raise scholarship money through his local association.
Jordan Nash (Hastings, Neb.) - A three-year letterwinner at Adams Central High School, he helped lead his team to the Class C state championship in 2013. He earned all-state honors in 2012 and 2013, while placing second in the USBC state bowling tournament for all-events. An accomplished tennis player, he earned class salutatorian honors and is a member of the National Honor Society. His volunteer work includes mission trips, Habitat for Humanity and work at local food banks.
Eric Swanson (Vernon Hills, Ill.) - A 2011 selection to the Dexter/USBC All-American Team as a sophomore, he was a four-year letterwinner at Vernon Hills High School. He was the Northern Illinois Boys Bowling Conference champion in 2012-13 and helped his team to back-to-back state runner-up finishes. Also a golfer, he has worked on numerous community service projects including multiple projects for the Zach Tran Foundation in his hometown.
To learn more about the Dexter/USBC All-American Team and to see previous winners, go to BOWL.com/highschool and click on the Programs and Scholarships tab.
2012-13 DEXTER/USBC HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICAN TEAM
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