Bowling

Josie Earnest - blank

Hometown:
Vandalia, Ill.

High School:
Vandalia

Height:
5-5

Position:
Assistant Coach

Josie Earnest

01/07/2013

Hamilton Joins Earnest on Team USA

Two Ex-Dores among USA's Best Five

01/06/2013

Earnest Leads VU Bowlers at Trials

Improves to Fifth; Hamilton 10th and Fry 16th

01/05/2013

Earnest, Hamilton Crack Trials Top 10

Fry Battling for Junior Team USA Spot

01/04/2013

Fry, Dore Bowlers Strong at USA Trials

Commodore Southpaw Makes Big Friday Move

01/04/2013

Josie Earnest Seventh at USA Trials

Amanda Fry, Brittni Hamilton Also in Field

Press Release July 1, 2010 - Earnest named assistant bowling coach

One day when the early years of NCAA Women's Bowling are written for posterity, there will be a section devoted to the achievements of Josie Earnest. Born and raised on the flat plains of central Illinois, she left the safe haven of her parent's bowling center to take a chance on Vanderbilt's fledgling varsity program in Nashville, Tennessee. The rest, as they say, is history.

Vanderbilt Highlights

2009-10
• Became first college bowler to be twice be voted the NCAA Player of the Year
• Her 214.9 average led nation by nearly 14 pins
• First-team Academic All-American
• First team All-American
• Placed second at United States Amateur Championship (Jr. Gold)
• Co-Tennessee Amateur Athlete of the Year (2008)
• High game of 284 second best in school history
• Had seven top five finishes in eight tournaments with three wins
• Named first team captain in program's history for 2009-10 season

2008-09
• Voted Player of Year by NTPCA
• First team All-America
• Led VU with 205 average in 63 games, 52 over 200 Four Top 5 finishes, best was second at Capital City

2007-08
• Led VU with 198 average in 70 games
• Second team All-America
• MVP of NCAA Tournament
• 32 games over 200, 14 over 225, high of 268 at Arkansas State

Junior Highlights

• 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 Member of Junior Team USA
• PABCON Youth International Tournament in El Salvador, capturing the Gold in singles, trios, team, and all-events and the Silver in Doubles.
• 2008 -Two Gold, Three Silver, and One Bronze with Junior Team USA at the Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas in Orlando.
• 2007- Three Gold and One Bronze at the Warm Up to World Youth in Orlando.
• 2005 -Five Gold Medals with Junior Team USA at the International Youth Friendship Tournament in the Dominican Republic, capturing the singles, doubles, team, all-events and Masters titles.
• 2005 -Won three Gold Medals and one Silver Medal in another international competition - the Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas in Fort Lauderdale.
• 2006- Won North Point Insurance High School Open Singles
• Won four Pepsi Cola State Championships
• Won the 2004 Junior Masters Tournament in Dayton, Ohio
• 12-time Illinois Scholarship Bowling Club champion
• Twice won the Illinois State Amateur Championship (2003-2004)
• Four top 12 finishes at the Junior Gold Tournament
• 2005 Teamed with younger sister Jessica to win Illinois State doubles title
• Six sanctioned 300 games, one with "sport shot" conditions, high series of 787 and over 70 700 series.

Personal

• Born: June 28, 1988
• Parents: Larry and Lisa Earnest
• Won two conference tennis singles titles; qualified for the '05 state tournament.
• National Honor Society, Who's Who Among American High School Students, student council and the National Honor Roll.
• Salutatorian of high school class
• 2006 Won Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow Award
• 2006 Illinois Star of Tomorrow Award

"I chose Vanderbilt because it offered the total package. We get a combination of exceptional academics, homey environment and a sports program that strives to succeed. This was an opportunity that could not be passed up."

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