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Josie Earnest was the No. 1 recruit in the United States as a high school senior in Vandalia, Illinois, where she often did her homework at her family's bowling center. Her decision to attend a young Vanderbilt bowling program surprised some but it has paid dividends ever since. Her mere presence was a catalyst for other bowling stars to also choose Vanderbilt and she went on to become the most honored female student-athlete in school history, the only Commodore to be voted her sport's national Player of the Year. She is still a key part of the Vanderbilt program while developing into one of the nation's top professional bowlers.
  • Two-time NCAA Player of the Year
  • Four-time All-American, three times as first-team selection
  • Won 19 Gold Medals in international competition representing USA
  • Five-time member of Junior Team USA
  • Tennessee Female Amateur Co-Athlete of Year (2008)
  • First-team Academic All-American
  • Led Vanderbilt to 2007 NCAA team championship
  • Named nation's best high school bowler (2006)
  • Current member of Team USA, comprised of the best professional bowlers in the nation
  • Currently serving as Vanderbilt's assistant bowling coach

2011 Hall of Fame Class

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