PIKEVILLE, Ky. – A Northern Kentucky product who had success playing five different sports in high school will bowl for the University of Pikeville.
Sheila Nicole Howe, who will graduate next week from Boone County High School, signed a scholarship agreement with UPIKE.
Howe, who has played basketball, softball, volleyball and ran Cross Country in addition to bowling, finished 10th in the state tournament and is a Teen Master’s qualifier. She averaged 169 as a senior at Boone County and 174 in her public league.
“Nicole will bring a lot to our program at the University of Pikeville,” said Coach Ron Damron, who recently won his third national championship and was named coach of the year for the third time as well. “She is a real competitor who has a desire to improve every time she goes to the bowling center. She will be a tremendous addition to our program.”
Howe won the Northern Kentucky Invitational Tournament and placed fourth in the 2012 regional tournament. She finished third in the 2012 Kentucky State USBC Junior Gold qualifier and was fourth in the 2012 Pepsi Sectionals.
A two-year captain where she was the anchor bowler, Howe is a member of the student council, the National Honor Society, the Senior Board and the Women of Boone.
In addition to her bowling scholarship, she will bring with her the WBA Greater Cincinnati Scholarship and a scholarship from the Northern Kentucky Bowling Foundation.