"I chose to come to Vanderbilt because it offers the best of both worlds. The ability to attend one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country while competing on a great team committed to success is something that you can't find anywhere else. It is the perfect combination of great academics and invigorating athletics."
Vanderbilt Bowling Highlights:
2007-08: Averaged 197 over 66 games with 42 over 200.. Five Top-10 finishes including second at Ozark Invitational... High game 265 at Morgan State... Named to All-America team for third time.
2006-07: Averaged 192 over 70 games... Five Top-10 finishes and 19 games over 200... High game was 276 at Central Missouri... Held both anchor and lead-off spots during year.
2005-06: National "Rookie of the Year" by the National Ten Pin Coaches Association... Named to the five-woman first team All-America honor squad... Was first-team All-Central Region and the region's "Rookie of the Year"... Earned Academic All-America honors to fully complete benchmark year... Had the nation's second best average (212) over 64 varsity games... High game of 265 and a school record 750 series against national runner-up Alabama A & M... Finished in the Top-10 in six of Vanderbilt's nine tournaments, including second place performances at Minnesota State and Morgan State.
Prep Bowling Highlights:
Has five career 300 games, two 299 games and a high series of 780... High sanctioned league average of 231 Six-time competitor at Junior Gold Nationals, finishing 12th in 2006... 2001-04 Won Connecticut State Pepsi Tournament for Scratch Girls... Four Scratch Junior Bowlers titles... Won Keystone Junior Bowler's Tour Tournament of Champions in '03... 2005 New England Conference Junior Bowlers Tour "Bowler of the Year."
Born on May 20, 1987 in Springfield, Mass. ... Daughter of Steve and Carol Peloquin... Majoring in chemistry... Father is assistant bowling coach at Sacred Heart University... Older sister, Nicole, bowled at Sacred Heart... Valedictorian of high school class and member of National Honor Society... Nominated for Wendy's High School Heisman Award... 2005 Connecticut Scholar-Athlete Award winner... Winner of Harvard Prize Book Award... Also played soccer and team made the state tournament field twice.