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Josie Barnes is regarded as one of the top professional bowlers in the world. She was selected for the USA team for the 2017 World Championship and has five times been a member of Team USA and five times a Junior Team USA member, earning over a dozen international medals. She is consistently among the leaders on the Women’s Professional Bowlers Tour, winning the 2018 East Hartford Open and the 2016 Rochester Open.  In 2013 she was inducted into Vanderbilt’s Athletic Hall of Fame, becoming the first member of the bowling program to be elected to the coveted and elite group.  She and her husband Kyle reside in Nashville.


Home Center: Vandalia Bowling Center
Joined: 2015
Country: USA
Sponsors: Columbia 300, VISE, CoolWick
Birthdate: June 28, 1988

PWBA titles
Standard (3):
 2016 – PWBA Rochester Open, Rochester, N.Y.; 2018 – PWBA East Hartford Open, East Hartford, Conn.; 2019 – Nationwide PWBA Greater Cleveland Open, Parma Heights, Ohio

Team USA/Junior Team USA
Years on Team USA (8): 
2012-13, 2015-20

Years on Junior Team USA (5): 2005, 2007-10

– One bronze medal (doubles) at 2017 World Bowling Championships
– One gold medal (trios) and one silver medal (team) at 2016 PABCON Women’s Championships
– One gold medal (team) and one bronze medal (Masters) at 2012 Pan American Bowling Confederation Adult Championships
– Four gold medals (singles, trios, team and all-events) and one silver (doubles) at the 2008 Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships

– Associate head women’s bowling coach at Vanderbilt
– Fifth-place finish at 2012 USBC Queens
– 2008 and 2009 NTCA Player of the Year and First-Team All-American (Vanderbilt)
– 2008 Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Co-Female Amateur Athlete of the Year (with Candace Parker)
– 2007 NCAA National Champion and Most Valuable Player (Vanderbilt)
– 2006 Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow