Macpherson Captures Player Of The Year Honor For Fourth Time
1/25/2001 - PWBA
ROCKFORD, IL - Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, NV, has been named 2000 Player of the Year for the Professional Women's Bowling Association voted by the PWBA players. Macpherson received 70% of the votes to win the honor for the fourth time in five years. She won back-to-back honors in 1996' & 97' and was also named in 99' before being voted 1990's Bowler of the Decade.
Macpherson has not only dominated the 90's but has carried over her success into the new millennium.
"I'm very excited," said an ecstatic Macpherson, "To win this award once again is beyond my wildest dreams. It's quite an honor to be voted by my fellow players for this tremendous award."
In 2000, Macpherson was first in rankings with 14511.5 points in 23 events, earnings with $145,925, and second in average with 214.93 for 935 games. She exceeded the record for most televised appearances in one season with fifteen, winning two titles, one "major", the WIBC Queens and the Southern Virginia Open. Wendy "Mac-Million" Macpherson reached the million-dollar plateau on October 12, 2000, placing second in the Columbia 300 Open held at Tiki Lanes in Lancaster, Ohio. Her final career earnings to date are $1,020,795, only $36,317 shy of career earnings leader, Aleta Sill of Dearborn, Mich.
"The realization of all of my accomplishments this past year are just hitting me now," explained Macpherson, "Now that I am sitting back and reading about it, my first reaction was 'Wow', that was pretty good. During the year, my focus was on bowling and surviving from week to week."
Macpherson is no stranger to winning and fierce competition. She won her first title as an amateur at a young age of eighteen, winning the U.S. Open in Topeka, KS. Over the years, Macpherson has made a monumental name for herself in professional bowling. Going into her fifteenth year as a professional; Macpherson has eighteen professional titles, was 96', 97', 99', 00' PWBA Player of the Year and Bowler of the Year, respectively, by the BWAA (Bowling Writers Association of America). Macpherson is a star status name in bowling as Chris Evert is for tennis or Nancy Lopez for golf and other sport greats. So what kind of goals are left in the future for Macpherson?
"My goal is to maintain the same pace," added Macpherson. "I want to do it again and to have a year like last year. Every year the competition gets better and better. To keep on bowling for a living, I have to do something different to stand out to be recognized."
Dorin-Ballard Stays Consistent For Runner-Up Player Of The Year
1/25/2001 - PWBA
ROCKFORD, IL - The Professional Women's Bowling Association has named Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills TX, Runner-up Player of the Year, for the fourth year in a row. Dorin-Ballard edged power-player, Michelle Feldman of Skaneateles, NY, by four votes. The Ebonite Pro Staffer and President of the PWBA Players Association topped the year winning three titles, the most titles she has won in a single season.
"I'm thrilled," said Dorin-Ballard. "It's the same feeling I've had for the last three years. This honor shows that I'm still bowling well and I'm always in the running for Player of the Year. Maybe one year I will be chosen for Player of the Year."
Going into her 12th year as a professional, she owns ten national titles and has rolled 14 perfect games. Dorin-Ballard is known for being the most consistent player on the PWBA Tour, cashing in every tournament for the last two seasons. In 2000, she made every top 24 cut, never falling below 15th position. She ranked second with 14172.5 points in 23 events; third in earnings, with $107,677.50; and fourth in average with 213.87 in 953 games. The most games bowled by any player last season. She started the year with back-to-back wins, the Bowl for Blindness Classic and the Greater San Diego Open. Her third win came later in the year at the Three Rivers Open. Her consistency has moved her to 11th in career earnings with $658,009.
"I had a great year," added Dorin-Ballard. "Winning three titles in one year was very important to me. Last year was the first year that I won two titles in one season and now to win three is amazing to me. My goals for next year are to keep bowling well, stay consistent, and bowl better than the year before. I shoot for the TV show every week and that has been by focus every year."
Roubal Added To PWBA Headquarters Staff
01/25/2001 - PWBA
ROCKFORD, IL-Chicago Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame member Pam Roubal has joined the Professional Women's Bowling Association staff at its Rockford, Illinois office as National Promotions Manager.
Roubal is an accomplished bowler with two PWBA Midwest regional titles. She also has extensive business experience, having worked the past fifteen years in the information technology industry.
During her business career, she spent seven years in software engineering and administration, four years as a management recruiter, and more than three in marketing.
Her responsibilities at PWBA will include; building player membership, maintaining PWBA's website, and Bowlers Club. She will also oversee merchandising and implementing national promotions programs while assisting PWBA Marketing Director Jan Schmidt.
"We are very pleased to have Pam on our staff," said PWBA President John Falzone. "Her experience will help us reach our goals of becoming a better and more efficient organization."
"Being a regional member of the PWBA for many years, I have always had a love for the sport of bowling. I am now in a position where I can help build a strong revenue stream for our players and the PWBA, and I look forward to the challenge," said Roubal.
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