Hammer's Shannon O'Keefe, from Shiloh, Illinois, has been named the 2018 PWBA Player Of The Year.
O'Keefe, a 39-year-old right-hander, won two titles during the 2018 season, including the United States Bowling Congress Queens in May.
"It means the absolute world to me," said O'Keefe, who owns eight PWBA Tour titles.
"All the hard work, dedication, the tears, the frustrations - it's all worth it. I feel I've been knocking on the door, and I've had some really good seasons. Last year, I finished third, the year before that was fifth. I've been climbing that ladder and knocking on the door," she said.
"I just feel player of the year is something people always will remember in your career. I have bucket-list items that I'm trying to check off and that was just one of them. So, to be able to mark that off, I can move on to the next thing," she said.