USBC announces high average, series awards for 2012-13

ARLINGTON, Texas - Jason Queen of Forsyth, Ill., mastered demanding conditions throughout the 2012-2013 season on his way to earning the United States Bowling Congress Sport Bowling National High Average Award.

The 1997 USBC Masters champion averaged 228 over the course of 128 games in the Decatur Sport League at Spare Time Lanes to take the honor. The 40-year-old right-hander fired an 826 set during the season, marking his third career 800 Sport series.

Adriana Mazyck, 29, of Canoga Park, Calif., claimed the Female Sport Bowling National High Average Award, registering a 203 average for 104 games in the Del Guyer Sport Trios league at Corbin Bowl.

Tyler Schimmer, 18, of St. Louis took the Youth Male Sport Bowling National High Average Award. He posted a 207 average for 48 games at the PFC - Sport Shot Singles - Winter league at St. Charles Lanes.

Stephanie Penxa, 20, of Romeo, Mich., earned the Youth Female Sport Bowling National High Average Award by averaging 189 for 48 games in the Dan Ottman Sport league at Sunnybrook Lanes.

National Standard High Average and High Series Awards
The USBC National Standard High Average and High Series Awards for 2012-2013 also have been determined.

Andrew Neuer, 48, of Lewisburg, Pa., led the way for the National Standard High Average Award with a 254 average for 102 games in the Wednesday Night Industrial league at Imperial Lanes. On the women's side, Altramese Webb, 44, of Detroit recorded a 240 average for 84 games in the Renaissance Mixed league at Clover Lanes to earn the top spot.

For the Youth Male and Youth Female National Standard High Average Award, Cotie Holbek of Burlington, Wis., and Brittany Johnson of Schuyler, Neb., paced the field, respectively. Holbek, 20, averaged 239 for 81 games during the T & C Majors at Towne & Country Lanes, while Johnson, 19, finished with a 228 average for 69 games in the Wednesday Teen league at Boulevard Lanes.

James Williams of Pawcatuck, Conn., and Joe Scarborough of Charlotte, N.C., shared the top honors for the National Standard High Series Award as both fired 900 series in April.

Williams, 48, was the first to reach the mark as he threw 36 consecutive strikes during the South County Classic League at Old Mountain Lanes on April 16. Scarborough, 51, rolled three 300s in a row to start his qualifying block at the PBA50 Sun Bowl In The Villages at Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Fla., on April 21. Scarborough's performance marked the first 900 series in the history of the Professional Bowlers Association.

The Adult Female National Standard High Series Award for the 2012-2013 season was taken home by Sharon Carlson, 55, of Belle Plaine, Minn., who put together games of 289, 300 and 278 for an 867 series at Mermaid Lanes.

The Youth National Standard High Series Award went to Connor Jackley of Portland, Ore., on the boy's side, and Kirsten Allan of Hillsboro, Kan., for the girls. Jackley, 16, rolled games of 300, 279 and 298 for an 877 series at Sunset Lanes, while Allan, 19, posted 300, 235 and 289 at Starlite Lanes for 824.

Click here for the list of the National High Series and High Average Awards.

The team awards for National High Game and National High Series awards also have been determined. Click here to find the top team scores for men, women, mixed and youth teams.