former Nebraska bowlers were honored this week for both their performance and
contributions to the game of bowling.
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.
this year, Pluhowski became the first bowler to claim four gold medals at the
World Women's Championships.
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.
Husker All-American Jamie Martin (2006) was elected to the Omaha Bowling
Hall-of-Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on April 28th.
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.
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