ARLINGTON, Texas – Nicole Mosesso of Centerville, Ohio, has been selected the 2011 Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow. The award is presented annually by the United States Bowling Congress to a female high school senior or college student who competes in the sport of bowling.
“It’s definitely a great honor,” Mosesso said. “When I first applied, I saw previous winners such as Liz Johnson and Diandra Asbaty. To be in that company is something I could never have imagined.”
Mosesso is a senior at Centerville High School, where she carries a 4.15 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society and has made the dean’s list for six semesters.
This past summer, she volunteered as a physical therapist assistant at an outpatient rehabilitation therapy clinic. She said the experience confirmed her desire to pursue a career in physical therapy.
“Speaking with each patient was the best part,” Mosesso said. “I could tell that having someone by their side to talk to and laugh with was making a difference. It motivated them to put forth their best effort.”
Mosesso started bowling when she was eight. She used to watch her father when he was bowling in a league, and she also had the chance to watch her brother, who is five years older, compete in high school. She knew from watching her brother that she had to bowl for her high school team.
She is in her fourth season on the Centerville High School bowling team and has been the team’s most valuable player the last two seasons. The Elks reached the state tournament each of the last three seasons, winning the state title in 2007-08, placing third in 2008-09 and ninth last season.
Mosesso was named the Greater Western Ohio Conference Bowler of the Year in 2008-09 and was first-team all-conference the last two seasons.
Jeffrey Fleck, the women’s bowling coach at Wright State University, has coached Mosesso for the last nine years, and in his recommendation letter, said she has “demonstrated sportsmanship, teamwork and a strong work ethic at every level of her bowling career.”
“When it comes to wanting to win, no one has more desire than Nicole, yet she always funnels her passion in a positive manner,” Fleck said. “She constantly demonstrates fairness, courtesy and grace, in both winning and losing. When it comes to teamwork, Nicole is the consummate team player. Her focus always is on the results of her team rather than personal goals.”
Mosesso will graduate from Centerville High School in the spring. She is looking at colleges that have a physical therapy program and a bowling program.
“I want to bowl in college,” she said. “Ever since I became involved in bowling, I’ve wanted to go to the next level and bowl collegiately.”
The Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow Award is named in honor of the seven-term president of the Women’s International Bowling Congress. The award is presented annually to a female USBC member who exhibits star qualities such as distinguished bowling performances on the state and national levels, academic achievement, and extracurricular and community involvement.
For being named the Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow, Mosesso receives a $6,000 scholarship that will be presented at the annual USBC Convention. This year’s convention is scheduled for June 29-July 1 at the Gaylord Texan hotel in Grapevine, Texas.
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