Knight in the Spotlight
Kayla Rhoades
Kayla Rhoades
Women's Bowling
March 11, 2013
Junior Year (2011-12)
Named an NAIA All-American and an NCBCA All-American ... Earned American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference Player of the Year honors ... Also earned NAIA All-Academic and NCBCA All-Academic for the third time ... Won two tournaments and placed in the top seven in all but two tournaments she competed ... Led the team in scoring average with 196.636 pins per game ... Hit for 1,000 pins on four occasions including a season-best 1,769 pins for a 196.556 average at the Backhaul Direct Hoosier Classic ... Finished season eighth in the nation in scoring average and was second in the nation with two tournament titles.
Sophomore Year (2009-10 - Vanderbilt University)
Averaged 189.1 over 38 games with a high of 253 ... Earned all-tournament honors at Nebraska's Big Red Invite.
Freshman Year (2007-08 - University of Nebraska)
Earned Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in both the fall and spring.
High School and Junior Bowling
After only competing two years in Indiana high school bowling competitions, Rhoades found more success in individual bowling. During her short tenure with team bowling, Rhoades was named the 2005 Female High Average Bowler and was a 2005 state semifinalist in her high school bowling conference. Rhoades was also a Junior Olympics Gold national finialist in 2007. In addition to claiming the Lafayette Youth City Tournament female all-events championship three years in a row (2005, 2006, 2007), Rhoades bowled two 300 games as a junior bowler.
A nursing major born June 1, 1989, to parents Jim and Cheryl.