Name: Carmella Russell
High school: Minooka Community High School
College: Augustana University

Graduation year: 2017
Projected college major: Physics
Bowling hand: Right
High School goals: Carmella has been on a college-preparatory track taking many honors and AP classes. Her choice of electives are anything art or music-related.

Other interests/activities besides bowling? Carmella is a member of the Thespian Club and works on the stage crew with costumes for the fall plays. She also is very involved with anything related to the band. She plays the euphonium or the trombone in the marching band, pep band, pit orchestra, jazz band, and also the vibraphone in the Indoor Percussion ensemble. She is also a very talented in yarn arts and has a successful side business crocheting hats and scarves for family and friends to support her expensive extra-curricular endeavors!
What kind of college are you looking for? Carmella is looking for a school where she can pursue a degree in Physics and hopefully bowl at the collegiate level.

High school bowling awards:
Freshman Year – was on varsity roster for IHSA State tournament (team 4th place)
Sophomore Year – Varsity team member all season

Junior Year – Varsity team anchor bowler, average 194, SPC All-Conference team, IHSA State Finals team (19th place) and day 2 individual qualifier

Other bowling tournament awards:
Pepsi Qualifier 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Pepsi State Finals 2012

Comment from high school coach about you: Carmella made great strides this year.  She worked hard over the summer and is beginning to get the "thinking" side of the game.  As she continues to mature and grow, she will only become that much better. - Minooka coach Frank Yudzentis