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Cassidy Ray signs her National Letter of Intent to continue her bowling career with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Name:  Cassidy Ray
High school:  Herrin High School, Herrin, IL
Projected college major:  Pre-Med or Pre-Physical Therapy
Bowling hand:  Right
GPA/ACT:  GPA - 4.29/4.00

College: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

High School goals:  Graduate with a 4.0 GPA or higher; be selected for National Honor Society; score 28 or above on my ACT.  Assist the Herrin High School Girls Bowling Team in placing 1st at the IHSA State Tournament; achieve a top five finish individually at the IHSA State Bowling Tournament.

Other interests/activities besides bowling?  In high school I enjoy being involved in volleyball, softball, French club, Rotary club, FBLA, and band.  I also enjoy going to concerts, shopping, and listening to music.

What kind of college are you looking for?  I am looking for a college that offers either a Pre-Med or Pre-Physical Therapy program with a high medical school acceptance rate for its graduates, as well as a competitive collegiate women’s bowling program.

College goals?  I want to obtain the education and experience necessary to successfully further my goal of attending medical school and becoming a pediatrician.  I want to maintain at least a 3.8 GPA while contributing to the success of a women’s bowling program.

High school bowling awards: 

2013-2014:

•1st Place High Game, 4th Place High Series, 2nd Place Team – Elite 6 Tournament;

•T-3rd Place High Game, 4th Place Team – Alton Invite;

•1st Place Team – IHSA Herrin Regional;

•4th Place Team – IHSA Alton Sectional;

•7th Place Individual, 18th Place Team  – IHSA State Tournament.
2014-2015: 

•1st Place High Game, 3rd Place High Series, 2nd Place Team – Kahok Team Challenge;

•7th Place High Series, 1st Place Team – Elite 6 Tourn.;

•1st Place High Game, 8th Place High Series, 1st Place Team – Alton Invite;

•1st Place Team – IHSA Herrin Regional;

•3rd Place High Series, 1st Place Team – IHSA O’Fallon Sectional;

•T-53rd Place Individual, 12th Place Team – IHSA State Tournament.

2015-2016:  2nd Place Team – Kahok Team Challenge;

•6th Place High Series, 1st Place Team – Elite 6 Tourn.;

•1st Place High Series, 1st Place Team – Alton Invite;

•1st Place Team – Panther Invitational;

•3rd Place High Series, 1st Place Team – IHSA Carbondale Regional;  •4th Place Team – IHSA Johnston City Sectional;

•33rd Place Individual, 10th Place Team – IHSA State Tourn.

Other bowling tournament awards:
2011-2012:  2nd Place Individual, 1st Place Team (unofficial) - SIJHSAA Girls Bowling (Individual) State Tournament
2012-2013:  9th Place Individual, 3rd Place Team – SIJHSAA Girls Bowling State Tournament
2013:  2nd Place (Junior Div. 2) – Southern Illinois BPA Adult-Junior “Community Twosome” Bowling Tournament
2014:  11th Place – Illinois Pepsi USBC Youth Championship (U15 Girls) State Finals.

Comment from high school coach:
“Cassidy is a very good student of the game.  She will always listen and try any suggestions as far as lane play or fundamentals.  She is probably among my top two or three that I’ve coached the past 10 years on being the most solid at the line.  She has a great physical game.” – Brad Carey, Herrin High School Girls Bowling Coach

Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gqov6LWpx4
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eijwsJ5pbak
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