Stephanie Sims, who signed a letter of intent to play at SFA last November, received an Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship this week from the USBC.
June 14, 2012
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Future Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack bowler Stephanie Sims was awarded one of the most prestigious national scholarships on Tuesday, becoming one of five high schoolers to receive the Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship.
Sims, a recent graduate of The Fairhill School in Dallas, was recognized for her academic achievement and community involvement.
Sims was a member of the National Honor and National Spanish Honor societies, and, as a teacher intern, worked with first and second graders who have learning disabilities. She was a three-year member of the bowling team, recruiting enough girls to form the team in the 10th grade.
She volunteered two weeks each summer of high school for the children's camp at the Bridgeport United Methodist Camp, serving as a counselor for 10-14 young girls at each camp. She also is president of the Dallas USBC Travel League and has helped with many fundraisers at the Plano Super Bowl bowling center.
USBC presents the scholarships in honor of legendary bowler Earl Anthony, one of the sport's great ambassadors who was dedicated to helping youth bowlers. The USBC Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship was launched in 2004.
Applicants must be USBC Youth members in their senior year of high school or enrolled in college, have a GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) and provide at least two letters of reference.