Name: Kai Devine
High School: Minooka Community High School
Bowling Hand: Right
Graduation Year: 2017
High School goals: To graduate in the top half of my class academically and successfully complete building trades program at Grundy Area Vocational Center. I would also like to add additional regional and sectional team championships before I graduate. However, my biggest goal is to bring home our first boys’ team trophy from the state tournament.
Are you committed to a college? No
Interests/activities besides bowling: My hobbies include snowboarding, paintball and water skiing. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and doing pretty much anything outdoors.
What kind of college are you looking for? I would like to attend a college with a good business program that would also allow me to be a part of a competitive bowling program. I’ve always been fortunate enough to be surrounded by great bowlers and coaching. I would like to find a similar atmosphere in college. The ideal place would allow me to continue learning and growing as a bowler, and prepare me for my career goal of running my own construction business.
College goals: My main goal for college is to obtain a business degree in construction management or related field. I would really like to do this somewhere that I can contribute to an established or growing bowling program. As a bowler, my biggest goals are to become a better bowler and apply my strength’s wherever they best fit my team.
High school bowling awards: Four-time Southwest Prairie all-conference team (2016/17 MVP). Three-time Southwest Prairie team champions. Three-time IHSA regional team champions. Two-time IHSA sectional team champions. Three-time IHSA state qualifier. Team member of current IHSA record high game (1285), and high three-game series( 3582). 300 game – 2014 Andrew sectional, 300 game – 2016 SPC conference tournament, 300 game – 2016 SPC conference meet. Freshman average 207, sophomore average 207, junior average 217, current average 225.
Other bowling tournament Awards: 2012 IESA Individual State Champion. 2013 IESA team champion, 3rd place individual. Five-time USBC Jr Gold qualifier. Two-time Illinois State Pepsi qualifier.
Comment from high school coach: “Kai is the most talented bowler to ever come through the Minooka program. He’s an intense competitor and will do whatever to make himself and the team better. Kai will be very successful at the college level because his game is so diverse. As a senior he has taken on the leadership role and all of our young kids in the program look up to Kai as our leader.” -Derrick Rapsky (Minooka boys bowling head coach)