California Bowling Writers

June 25, 2006


CONTACT: Joyce Jocham
USBC Communications
(800) 514-BOWL, ext. 3223
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GREENDALE, Wis. - Nicole Miller, 18, of Petaluma, Calif., has been selected by the United States Bowling Congress to receive its second Annual Zeb Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement and community service.

The honor includes a $2,500 scholarship and an expense-paid trip for Miller and a parent or guardian to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for a formal awards ceremony July 14 at the close of the USBC Junior Gold Championships.= Miller is a member of USBC's Junior Gold program and had already earned her entry into this national youth bowling event that will determine members of Junior Team USA 2007.

An honor student at the top of her class, Miller graduated on June 11 from St. Vincent High School in Petaluma, where she excelled in chemistry, advanced mathematics and English literature courses. A member of the National Honor Society, she plans to attend Fresno State University, participate in their women's bowling program and study for a degree in business administration.

"This scholarship will be an enormous boost in helping me achieve the goals I have set for myself," Miller said. "I know that, given the opportunity, we are all capable of great things."

Miller has been active in community service projects to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, the Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund, and to help junior bowlers at Double Decker Lanes attend the state USBC Youth association tournament.

A bowler since age 3, Miller maintains a 206 bowling average and has a 279 high game. "Bowling has always been an important part of my life, and I hope it stays that way for many years to come," she said.

For more information about scholarships available to USBC Youth members, contact USBC's SMART Scholarship department at (800) 514-BOWL, ext. 3168 or visit