Dexter Bowling and the United States Bowling Congress have agreed on a partnership that will keep Dexter as the exclusive title sponsor of the USBC High School All-American Team.
The three-year agreement also includes Dexter's sponsorship of the USBC Coach/Player Luncheon at the Intercollegiate Team Championships. Dexter has been the official sponsor of the USBC High School All-American Team since 2005-06.
"Dexter has been a big supporter of high school and youth bowling, and it is great that we can continue our relationship with them in the coming years," USBC Executive Director Stu Upson said. "Being named to the Dexter All-American Team is one of the most prestigious honors a high school bowler can achieve and the recognition of these bowlers is because of the commitment Dexter has made to this program."
Each year, five male and five female USBC High School members are selected for the Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team. Each All-American receives a $1,000 scholarship.
"We look forward to continuing our relationship with USBC to promote high school and collegiate bowling," Dexter Shoe Company Vice President Bud Clapsaddle said. "It is important to recognize the many young bowlers who are not only great ambassadors for the sport but also make important contributions to their communities."
Coaches or team administrators nominate eligible contenders for the Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team. Selection to the team is based on bowling accomplishments, academic achievement, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities and community involvement, and submitted essays and resumes. Minimum requirements include a 3.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and at least one letter of recommendation.
The Dexter/USBC All-American Team awards are presented at the USBC Junior Gold Championships in July.
Dexter Bowling also will sponsor the USBC Coach/Player Luncheon at the ITC. The ITC is the pinnacle event of the college bowling season, bringing together the top 16 men's and top 16 women's teams in the country to compete for national titles.
Go to BOWL.com/highschool for more information about the Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team.