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Lindsey Ploof, Andreya Teuber & Bryanna Witham shown above from left to right

Greater Flint Area Youth Hall of Fame

Nominations will be available from October through December 31st.

Criteria for Nomination

  1. All nominees must be a minimum of 17 years of age and a maximum of 26 years of age as of August 1st of the current bowling season.
  2. All nominees must have bowled a minimum of 5 bowling seasons in a youth or high school program in the Greater Flint Area
  3. All nominees must be in good standing with the United States Bowling Congress
  4. All nominees must meet all MHSAA requirements for scholarship eligibility.

 

Greater Flint Area Youth Hall of Fame Class of 2013

 

Bryanna Witham

Lindsey Ploof

Andreya Teuber

 

Each inductee will be receiving a $250 scholarship from Greater Flint Youth Bowling.

Special Thanks to Ben Roof and A Frame Awards

for donating the awards and for printing up the booklets for Youth Hall of Fame.

Bryanna Witham

Bryanna Witham was a member of the Greater Flint Youth Bowling program for 14 years and participated in high school bowling all four years on the Varsity Team at Davison High School. She has a youth high average of 178, high game of 263 and a high series of 632. She was a member of the Davison High School team that won two  Regional Titles and was also a member of the high school team that won a Big 9 Conference Championship and finished 3rd in the state her senior year. She was named Honorable Mention in the Big 9 Conference.

Bryanna was a member of the Greater Flint Youth All Star/Invitational Team both in 2007 and 2008. In 2007, Bryanna won the Loretta Duehring Award for bowling the most pins over average in one game during City Team Tournament. She rolled a 263 game which was 108 pins over her tournament average. She won the $500 Greater Flint Youth Scholarship in 2008 and was named to the All City Team four times. Bryanna was a 2005 City Mixed Doubles Champion.

Bryanna’s service to bowling includes coaching youth at Galaxy Lanes for three years and more recently at Gerlach’s Bowling Center in Lapeer. She is a past member of the Greater Flint USBC Youth Board of Directors and has been a delegate representing Flint at the Michigan State USBC Youth Annual Meeting. She has been the assistant to the Greater Flint Youth Association Manager for two years and has been a Greater Flint Youth Association Tournament Assistant for three years.

What it would mean to be inducted into the Greater Flint Area Youth hall of Fame:

I was surprised that I was nominated to be considered into the Flint Youth Hall of Fame. If I was elected, I would be happy and proud as others before me. I started bowling at age four, but didn’t begin a league at Galaxy Lanes until I was eight. I love bowling. I am good at it, but not perfect as I have spent more time working on the paperwork side of bowling for the last few years. Bowling to me is supposed to be fun, it’s where you can relax and meet new people. Bowling is part of my life as most of the Flint area bowling centers are pretty much like my second home since I have worked on youth tournaments in them. Being elected into the Hall of Fame, would be important to me and would be a big accomplishment for me.

Congratulations Bryanna and welcome to the Greater Flint Youth Hall of Fame!

Lindsey Ploof

Lindsey Ploof has been a member of the Greater Flint Youth bowling program for 13 years and participated in high school bowling all 4 years on the Varsity Team at Kearsley High School.  Lindsey has a high average of 207, a high series of 765, and a high game of 300 which she accomplished twice and also has a 290 game to her credit. Lindsey was a member of the Kearsley Varsity Girls team that won the State Championship in 2012 and she also won a State Championship in singles in 2011 (the first person to ever do this at Kearsley). She finished 2nd in the state singles in 2010 and 3rd in the state singles in 2012. Lindsey was named team captain all four years. She was a part of the high school team that finished 2nd in the state in 2010 and 3rd in the state in 2011 in Division 2 and she won Kearsley’s first ever singles Regional title in 2011 and helped the team win the school’s first ever Regional title in 2012. She was named 2nd Team All Metro Conference as a Freshman and 1st Team All Metro Conference as a Sophomore, Junior and Senior. She won the Romeo Singles Tournament in 2009 as a Sophomore and was named 1st Team All State as a Junior and Senior. She was a member of the Detroit Free Press Dream Team in 2012 and was named to the Academic All -State team as a senior. Lindsey was named to the Flint Journal Winter Sports Dream Team in 2011.

Lindsey was a member of the Richfield Chaos AAU bowling team that won the National Championship in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 2010. She has been named to the Greater Flint Area All City Team eight times and was a member of the All Star/Invitational Team in 2011 and 2012. She is a two time winner of the Betty Hubbard Award for the highest actual game in the City Team Tournament and also had the highest actual series in the city tournament in 2010 with a 697 series. Lindsey volunteered her time as a Junior coach at Richfield Bowl and coached the Kearsley middle school girl’s team in 2012. Also in 2012, Lindsey won the Michigan State Women’s Star of Tomorrow Scholarship worth $1500 and more recently bowled for Davenport University in Grand Rapids. She was recently elected to serve on the Greater Flint USBC Youth Board of Directors. She has been a member of MJMA for five years with a high finish of 4th place in the 2012 Taylor Open and had a high finish of 6th in the Michigan State Youth Masters Tournament in Lansing in 2010.

What it would mean to be inducted into the Greater Flint Area Youth hall of Fame:

For me to be inducted into the Youth Hall of Fame would be a great honor. I have felt like a part of the Greater Flint Youth Bowling Family since I was little, and being inducted would add to the pride that I have for bowling in this area. I have worked, bowled, and coached in the area, and to see the people that I worked with or coached in the area become good bowlers would pay off in my eyes, and also benefit the Flint Area Bowling program. To be in such a small group selected from the Greater Flint Area Bowling Community would show me that my hard work and dedication to bowling has paid off. All the hours of hard work that I put into bowling would be recognized by a wonderful group of people in the area, and it would make me feel great.

Congratulations Lindsey and welcome to the Greater Flint Youth Hall of Fame!

Andreya Teuber

Andreya Teuber has been a member of the Greater Flint Youth bowling program for 15 years and participated in high school bowling all four years of high school for Swartz Creek High School. She has high games of 298 and 297 and her career high series was 718. Andreya has a high average of 201 and was the 2010-11 Rookie of the Year in MJMA. She was named to the Metro League’s All Conference team all four years of high school bowling.  Andreya was also named to the MHSIBCA All State 3rd Team in 2009 & 2010 and she qualified for the state finals in singles all four years of high school with a high finish of 9th in 2009. She was a member of the Swartz Creek high school bowling team that won the Flint Metro Conference title in 2007.

Andreya has made the Greater Flint Area All Star/Invitational Team three times and was the top qualifier of the Invitational team in 2010. She was a member of the Greater Flint All City Team eight times and was named captain three of those years. Andreya won the $500 Greater Flint Youth Scholarship in 2010. She was a city tournament doubles champion in 2000 and a mixed doubles champion in 2001, 2009 and 2010. She finished 2nd in the 2001 city team event and won city singles in 2002. Andreya finished 2nd in city tournament mixed doubles in 2003, 2004 and 2005 and was a member of the city tournament team champions in 2004, 2009 and 2010. She has a 2nd place finish in the City Tournament doubles event in 2010. Andreya served on the Greater Flint USBC Board of directors from 2008-2010 when she stepped down to attend college.

Andreya has a 3rd place finish in the Michigan State Team Tournament in 2010 and won the Davison Mixed Doubles High School Tournament in 2010. In 2011 Andreya won three MJMA titles, a doubles title, the annual adult/junior doubles and the Bowling IQ Taylor Open. She was a youth coach at Richfield Bowl from 2007-2010 and was the Junior Varsity coach for bowling at Swartz Creek in 2010. She assisted with the Michigan State USBC Youth Tournament when it was held in Flint and was an assistant coach on the Varsity Girls team at Swartz Creek. Andreya currently is attending Davenport University in Grand Rapids on a bowling scholarship and will be entering her Senior year in the fall.

 

What it would mean to be inducted into the Greater Flint Area Youth hall of Fame:

Being inducted into the Hall of Fame would be one of the greatest honors this far in my bowling career. Being so young, I can only imagine that even greater things are possible for my future. Bowling in the Greater Flint area and being a part of the program has positively impacted my bowling career. I bowled in leagues and tournaments, the Invitational Team, and was a board member. Each of these things led me to pursue different paths as my college career came about. Bowling in Flint in my youth opened up a door to bowl in college, something I have always dreamed of. I feel that without the great tournaments that were put on in Flint (City Tournament, Invitational Team, etc.) I would not have been prepared for other tournaments and college. Bowling in Flint led me to begin bowling in the Michigan Junior Masters Association where I have also had much success with three 1st place titles, Rookie of the Year 2011, and have consistently made the cut for match play and then stepladder. I have had success in other tournaments such as USBC Junior Gold Championships where I finished 15th this previous year and in college tournaments as well. Knowing that I have achieved these things because I had such a solid foundation in Greater Flint youth bowling makes me feel truly blessed. I do believe we have one of the best associations in Michigan that makes bowling as a youth bowler fun and competitive. I am honored to be chosen for the Youth Hall of Fame.

Congratulations Andreya and welcome to the Greater Flint Area Youth Hall of Fame!

Scholarship money for each inductee has been raised by :

The Flint Metro Bowling Conference

Davison Mixed Doubles Tournament @ Richfield Bowl

Flint Metro Bowling Conference Team Championship Tournament @ Richfield Bowl

Carman Ainsworth Singles Tournament @ Grand Blanc Lanes

Greater Flint Area Youth Hall of Fame Class of 2012

Joey Hoover

                                                                                               Natalie Gerlach                                                                                             

     Quinton Burnett

Greater Flint Area Youth Hall of Fame Class of 2011

Anna Haggerty

Erin Brown

   Tylor Greene

Chad Hoover

Greater Flint Area Youth Hall of Fame Class of 2010

Matthew Anderson

Anthony Harger II

Nicholas Sutherland