Our next Black History Month article — like the first installment — should come as no real surprise.
One of the two most successful African-American female bowlers of all-time: Kim Terrell-Kearney
The USBC Hall of Farmer has found success at virtually every level of our sport.
In college, she was a two-time All-American at San Jose State. After her stellar four year career at SJSU, Terrell-Kearney found instant PWBA success, where she burst onto the scenes winning Rookie of the Year in 1991. In the years following her rookie year, Terrell-Kearney had continued success, racking up a total of 10 professional titles, including 3 Major Championships.
In addition to her bowling accolades, Terrell-Kearney’s off-the-lanes resume is every bit as impressive. What she’s done for the sport and meant for the sport is matched by only very, very few in this industry. From a Team USA coach, to an intercollegiate Head Coach, Terrell-Kearney has worked with some of the best young talent this sport has to offer. And I’d argue that her impact on these players off the lanes may be even more impactful than on the lanes. Which is really saying something.
Kim Terrell-Kearney is a Hall of Fame competitor, a coach, an ambassador, and, above all else, an extraordinarily exceptional human being.
Below are some video highlights of Terrell-Kearney’s illustrious career: