Dec. 4, 2007
Recent Vanderbilt signee Brittni Hamilton of Webster, N.Y., has been selected the Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow by the United States Bowling Congress.
It is regarded as the highest honor that can a junior bowler can be awarded. She becomes the second Vanderbilt-bound high school senior in three years to win this coveted award; Josie Earnest was the winner in 2005.
Hamilton, 17, is a senior at Webster Thomas High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, student athletic council and varsity bowling team.
A two-time New York state singles champion, she achieved national success as the 2007 USBC Youth Open Championships all-events champion and the 2006 Teen Masters champion.
Hamilton is a USBC Junior Gold member, serves as secretary of her local USBC Youth Leaders chapter and dedicated over 700 hours to community volunteer activities to earn the 2005 Presidential Award.
"It is important for me to try to be a role model whether it is on the bowling lanes, in school or just in general," said Hamilton, who also was named to the 2007 Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team earlier this year. "I've had the opportunity to work with some great coaches and goal-setting is one of the things they taught me from the beginning."
Next fall she will pursue a degree in human resources management and bowl for the reigning NCAA national champions.