In 1976 Lucy Sandelin became the first U.S. woman to win the AMF World Cup. Sandelin was one of the most decorated amateur bowlers in history. She is a 10-time member of Team USA, who traveled to more than a dozen nations to represent the United States in international competition. Sandelin was U.S. national amateur champion in 1996. She earned a doubles title in the 1991 USBC Women's Championships and another in 1994. She won three gold medals (five-member team, six-member team, doubles) at the 1977 Federation Internationale des Quilleurs American Zone Championships; and three gold medals at the 1997 FIQ American Zone Championships (team, trios, doubles). Sandelin was inducted into the Tampa Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Florida WBA Hall of Fame in 1989. She was named United States Olympic Committee Athlete of the Year for bowling in 1992 and 1996. Sandelin was the Bowling Writers Association of America Amateur Bowler of the Year in 1994 and Bowling Digest Female Amateur Bowler of the Year in 1996. She was inducted into the Greater Atlanta WBA Hall of Fame in 1998.