Freshman Year (2011-12)
Bowled in all eight tournaments in UAB's first season and was one of only three Blazers to compete in all 41 traditional games throughout the season (Marissa Ferreira and Leah Walker were the others) ... finished the season fourth on the team with an average of 168.7 ... claimed the first individual title in program history at South Carolina State's Bulldog Roundup (Feb. 3-4), where she finished one spot ahead of teammate Marissa Ferreira ... helped UAB to the team championship at both the Bulldog Roundup and Elizabeth City State's Beach Open (Nov. 4-6) ... bowled her season-high game of 223 against No. 14 Alabama A&M in the season-opening Bulldog Challenge ... was the sixth-best individual finisher at that event ... reached the 200-mark in four other games, including a pair of 201s against top-10 teams in No. 7 Vanderbilt and No. 4 Arkansas State at the Holiday Collegiate Classic (Feb. 25) ... finished among the top 25 in five of UAB's eight tournaments ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Spent one year at the University of Pikeville in Kentucky and competed for the school's club bowling team ... maintained a 196 average with a high game of 275 ... as a junior bowler, helped her team from Countryside Lanes in Clearwater, Fla., to a first-place finish at the 2009 Teen Masters national championship in Las Vegas ... a past winner of the singles and doubles titles at the Florida State Youth Bowling Championships ... helped her Tarpon Springs High School team to a pair of county titles.
Jamie Ryann Cowden ... born May 23, 1992 in Dunedin, Fla. ... daughter of Dan and Lynda Cowden ... has one brother, Lucas ... majoring in business management.