Freep names Kara Richard Miss Bowling
The Michigan High School Interscholastic Coaches Association selected Tecumseh High School senior Kara Richard as the 2010 recipient of the Detroit Free Press Miss Bowling Award.
The award was given in conjunction with its announcement of the 2009-2010 Dream Teams, selected out of 340 Michigan schools that participated in bowling last season.
In 2008, Richard bowled two perfect games of 300 in Division 2 singles but was eliminated in the quarterfinals. The following season she advanced to the semifinals and watched as her teammate, Tawni Vollmer, won the state title.
This year, after leading the Indians to a third straight state team championship, she finished her final high school season by winning the state title in Division 2. Richard finished with a career high 213 average.
"This is a great honor for the school," Richard said in a quote to the Free Press.
After graduating, Richard will attending the University of Central Missouri, on a bowling scholarship, but she’ll always return to where she spent many hours practicing to become a state champion — Ten Pin Alley in Tecumseh. The alley is the home of both Tecumseh’s girls and boys bowling teams and is owned by Richard’s family.
The other girls named to the Dream Team were Chelsea Essenmacher, Richmond; Heather Krueger, Macomb L'Anse Creuse North; Alexis Mollitor, Holt; Ashley Smith, Sandusky, and Kenna Williams, Taylor Kennedy.