Two former Nebraska bowlers were honored this week for both their performance and contributions to the game of bowling.
Former Husker Shannon Pluhowski was named the World Women's Bowler of the Year and was also elected to the World Bowling Writers Hall-of-Fame. Pluhowski is one of just three women to earn both honors in the same year (Honeychurch 1998, Guerrero 2009). Pluhowski joins just four other American's in the Hall-of-Fame, including another former Nebraska bowler, Diandra Asbaty.
Earlier this year, Pluhowski became the first bowler to claim four gold medals at the World Women's Championships.
A three-time National Collegiate Bowler of the Year, Pluhowski is one of Nebraska's most accomplished bowlers. Through her 295 career games with Nebraska, Pluhowski totaled 63,518 pins for a collegiate average of 212.660. It is the highest career-average of any Nebraska bowler.
Former Husker All-American Jamie Martin (2006) was elected to the Omaha Bowling Hall-of-Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on April 28th.
Martin, an Omaha native, earned 2005 Second-Team All-America honors for her performance with the Huskers. Martin won one individual competition with the Huskers in the 2005 Coca-Cola Invitational and helped guide the Huskers to a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships in April 2006.
Through 198 career collegiate games, Martin tallied 39,691 pinfall for a 200.460 average. Martin finished in the top-ten individually in fourteen of her thirty-two events.