PIKEVILLE – The University of Pikeville has landed a bowler from Idaho.
Katelyn Simpson, owner of five 300 games and a high series of a gaudy 832, will bowl for Ron Damron’s Bears this season.
Simpson is a 17-year-old who was homeschooled her whole life. She graduated from high school at 16 and attended Boise State University part-time.
Her 832 series featured games of 233, 300 and 299 and was the highest series in the nation for girls in the 2010-11 season. For that year, she posted an average of 220 and last year averaged 213. For each of the last four years, she had the high average for youth girls in the state of Idaho.
Simpson hopes to be a pharmacist and was attracted to UPIKE by the medical program.
“Although it is extremely hard being so far away from home, I have tremendous support from my family back home,” Simpson said. “I can’t wait to see what this year at UPIKE has to offer.”