June 6, 2007
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TERRELL NAMED WOMEN'S HEAD COACH AT DELAWARE STATE:
USBC Collegiate spokesperson to lead NCAA Division I women's bowling program
GREENDALE, Wis. - United States Bowling Congress Collegiate spokesperson Kim Terrell has been named women's head coach at Delaware State University, a National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I program.
Terrell, who has the 2001 Women's U.S. Open and 2002 Queens titles among the nine victories in her professional career, is a USBC Silver coach and has served as an Junior Team USA assistant coach for the past four years.
Delaware State, located in Dover, Del., is a member of the 11-school Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, which was the first NCAA conference to adopt women's bowling prior to the 1996-97 season.
"This is an exciting opportunity - something I've always wanted to do," said Terrell, who will continue to serve as USBC Collegiate spokesperson and as a Junior Team USA assistant coach. "Delaware State will be a good fit for me and I'm looking forward to the challenge in building a program."
Terrell, a San Francisco native, earned the 1989 Professional Women's Bowling Association Rookie of the Year honor in her first year on tour after a successful four-year collegiate career at San Jose State University, where she earned bachelor's degree in health science and was a two-time All-American.
"College bowling is where I learned to play the game," said Terrell. "It's crucial to develop good players at this stage in their careers. The commitment from the athletic department toward women's bowling sold me on Delaware State. I'm confident we can set a great example for the MEAC and college bowling."
Following her collegiate success, Terrell represented the United States internationally for two years as a member of Team USA. She also was a three-time winner of the PWBA's Robby Award, given to the PWBA player that best exemplified the most positive image of women in professional bowling both on the lanes and off.
"To have a world-renowned professional bowler to join our program should immediately give us national recognition," Delaware State University Director of Athletics Chuck Bell said. "Kim Terrell is an individual with great charisma, style and grace."
In 2006, Terrell was inducted into the California State Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame and the San Mateo County (Calif.) Hall of Fame. She was selected as the San Francisco Black Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year in 1991.
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