Name: Natalie Heltne

High school: O’Fallon Township High School (OTHS) Panthers

Projected college major: Undecided

Bowling hand: Right Hand

GPA: 3.0

Email address: heltne4@charter.net

High School goals: Graduate with a 3.0 GPA or higher; be selected for National Honor Society; score 1000 or above on my SAT.  Assist the O’Fallon Township High School girls bowling team in placing first at the IHSA state tournament; achieve a top five finish individually at the IHSA State bowling tournament.

Any other interests and/or activities besides bowling? I like art, computer games and hanging out with family/friends.

What kind of college are you looking for? I’m looking for a college that has a women’s bowling program that I can participate in.

College goals? To pursue a college degree while having the opportunity to bowl at the collegiate level.

High school bowling:

FRESHMAN YEAR 2016-17

  • O’Fallon Weekly:  Athlete Spotlight (Dec 21, 2016)
  • O’Fallon Progress:  Athlete of the Week (Jan 19, 2017)
  • 35 Varsity Games: Average: 209 (3rd highest in conference); High Game 279 (2nd highest in conference); High Series 728 (2nd highest in conference
  • Triad Invitational: Team second place
  • Abe Lincoln Invitational: Team second place; Individual 15th place (1,119)
  • Strikefest: Team 13th place; Individual 37th place (1,147)
  • O’Fallon Invitational Team Challenge: Third place
  • Viking Holiday Tournament: Team first place (6,018); Individual high game 253 (10th place); Individual High Series 1,213 (21st place)
  • Southwest Conference Champions
  • First Team All-Conference
  • IHSA Regionals: Team second place
  • IHSA Sectionals: Team second place
  • IHSA State Tournament: Team fourth place; Individual 21st place (Average 206.6, highest average for freshman); 2,479 total pins

Other bowling tournaments:

2015 Junior Gold Girls U-15

– Finished 259/285; average 133; High Game: 147

2016 Junior Gold Girls U-15

– Finished 138/302; average 155; High Game: 256

2017 Junior Gold Girls U-15

– TBD

Comment from high school coach about you: 

“Natalie Heltne is great asset to our bowling team.  In her freshman season Natalie lead the team in average, keeping a solid 209 average in conference play.  Natalie is a student of the game and kept improving as the season progressed all the way up to the end.  At the state tournament she led the team and was the highest finisher of any freshman (21st).  She is very easy to coach and has become a very versatile player.  I have seen Natalie roll high scores on a variety of lane conditions even challenge patterns.  Natalie can play any part of the lane from the 1 board to inside 20 and score well.  Her versatility means she is never out of contention during a tournament.  Her spare shooting is excellent and when she gets lined up she can repeat shot after shot.  Best of all, Natalie is a team player.  She always has a positive attitude and a good outlook.  Her leadership is the kind that you can build a team around.“

-Coach Garrett Spencer

“I have coached Natalie since 6th grade and have watched her grow into one of the top Freshman Female Bowlers in the State.  Natalie is very coachable and has been an asset to our program.  The O’Fallon program will be in great hands with Natalie and her Teammates.”

-Assistant Coach Rich Williams

Links to videos:

https://youtu.be/-aof1iaYRRQ

https://youtu.be/I1u4OVFSD5g

https://youtu.be/CvUf680zYes