It is once again our pleasure to announce the signings of two young, exciting, and talented young players: Jackie Evans and Caitlyn Johnson
Jackie comes from a family of bowlers and has been bowling from a very, very young age. She credits her brother for pushing her to get to the level that she is at today.
When she was growing up, the youth bowling community in her area wasn’t very strong, so she and her mother spearheaded the competitive youth movement in her local area. They called it the JBSC.
It is initiatives like this that make us so happy to announce this signing. We are signing not just another talented athlete, but an impressive ambassador for the sport and our CoolWick brand.
Off the lanes, Evans is a remarkable student. She began her collegiate endeavors at Lawrence Technological University, where she studied Biomedical Engineering. After two years, she transferred — shortly after winning Junior Gold — to Monmouth University, where on top of being a great student-athlete, she was a scholarly student.
After finishing up her collegiate career with a Bachelors in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Evans entered a Ph.D program at the University of Connecticut researching Pharmaceutical Sciences. Evans is currently enrolled in the program while simultaneously prepping for the upcoming PWBA tour season.
Her bowling accomplishments include:
Massachusetts United States Bowling Congress Youth Association Star of Tomorrow Award 2015
Women’s Bowler of the year – 2011-2012
Women’s High Average – 2010-2014
Women’s High Series – 2010-2014
Women’s High Game – 2010-2014
Women’s Singles State Champion 2010-2014
Women’s Pepsi Champion 2013 & 2014 2nd place – 2012
NEBA (New England Bowlers Association) Women’s series event 2nd Place – 2018
Buddies Pro Shop Open Top 10 – 2018
Junior Gold U20 Girls Champion 2016
DV8 Shootout Champion 2016
USBC Youth Open Singles 3rd place
2016 USBC Youth Open All Events 4th place
Caitlyn Johnson bowls collegiately for Webber International University. Caitlyn has become a common name amongst the top of both youth and collegiate competition over the years. She has finished in the top sixteen at Junior Gold twice, having finished second in 2017 and sixth in 2018. Johnson also has two top-five finishes at Teen Masters — third and fifth place, respectively.
In addition to her youth success, she has had a remarkable collegiate career, as well. A two-time NAIA All-American and a one-time NBCA All-American, Johnson seems to always be in contention for Player of the Year (POTY). She took home the top honor — POTY — in both NAIA and NBCA in 2018. And already this year — in 2019 — Johnson has added another six All-Tournament Teams to her already impressive collegiate resume.
As a member of Jr. Team USA, Johnson was able to take home the Gold Medal in the Team Event at the World Youth Bowling Championships in 2018 and the Silver Medal in the Singles Event.
Johnson hasn’t just had success in youth and collegiate bowling though. She has also found success at the highest level of competition. She finished sixty-fifth in the 2017 USBC Queens and then finished twelfth at the 2017 Women’s US Open.
We are extremely excited to have Caitlyn and Jacqueline on our team.