Name: Sean P. Murray
High school: A.A. Stagg High School, Palos Hills, IL
Projected college major: Undecided
Bowling hand: Right
GPA/ACT: 3.695 (year to date) 3.455 (cumulative)
Email address: Sean4154@sbcglobal.net
High School goals: I strive to do my very best in class and attend extra study sessions because I believe quality work is important in order to achieve good grades. This also applies to sports where you put in hard work to achieve your goals.
Other interests/activities besides bowling? I enjoy college sports (football & basketball) as well as major league baseball. I enjoy reading sports articles. I played baseball up thru 8th grade; was involved in soccer and basketball in my grammar school.
What kind of college are you looking for? I am open-minded to where I attend, as long as I have the resources to succeed in accomplishing my goals.
College goals? I am still undecided as far as my major. I would like to continue with bowling beyond college; however I believe it is important to have a career plan for the future.
High school bowling awards: I have only been bowling since my freshman year. I participated in a few games my first year on JV; however worked with a personal coach and started on varsity my sophomore year. Since then I have:
•Qualified for the state tournament as an individual in 2016 (was only the 2nd player in school history to go). Finished 40th.
•Set four new school records during the 2015-16 season:
3 game high series – 767
6 game high series – 1387
12 game series 2615 (State)
Tied record for highest game – 289
•Set new school record during the 2016-17 season with high average of 209.
Other bowling tournament awards: I participated in a Sunday winter league in 2015 in which I placed 4th as an individual. This was a 3-man team league thru a local bowling alley; however was sanctioned by USBC and I did earn scholarship funds.
Additional comments: I work diligently with a personal coach, spending weekends and summers in the bowling alley. I believe hard work pays off and I proved that by making it to state this year. I plan to be there next year too.
Comment from high school coach about you:
“Sean Murray is the best bowler we have ever had at Stagg. He is a respectful, coachable, and hard-working young man. I haven’t met another player that puts in the time like Sean does.” - Nick Jelcic, Varsity Boys Bowling Coach – Stagg High School. (firstname.lastname@example.org)