The Sam Houston bowling program has added a signee for next season with the addition of Tacey Ballen.
Ballen, from Centerville, Ohio, is the first signee ever from the state of Ohio to join the Beakat bowling program.
“Tacey is a great diamond in the rough and she will just add to the talented roster already in place for next season,” said head coach Brad Hagen. “I see a lot of passion and enthusiasm this young lady has which are great attributes to have at this level. Tacey will definitely have an impact on this team’s future success on and off the lanes.”
Ballen joins the Bearkat bowling program from Centerville High School in Centerville Ohio which is ranked among the top five percent of all high schools in the state of Ohio. Ballen brings a very strong academic background and this past year received the Scholar Athlete award, which is given to athletes with a 3.2 GPA average or higher. Along with her academic accolades Ballen has registered over 600 hours of community service in her local community over the last three years.
Along with her academic achievements Ballen has excelled on the lanes averaging over 215 in her conference and high school events for the last two seasons. This past spring last spring Ballen took 1st place at the “Future Starts Bowling Tour” event in Northern Ohio as well as finished runner-up at the Ohio State Single Championships after leading all of qualifying.