Blazer bowler recognized for work in the classroom
Blazer student-athletes recognized for having 3.0 GPA or better
UAB posts second tournament victory in first year of competition
Three Blazers atop individual standings at Bulldog Roundup
Leah Walker paces Blazers with five-game total of 954
Freshman Year (2011-12)
Finished second on the team with an average of 175.3 in traditional games in the first season for the UAB bowling team ... one of only three Blazers to compete all 41 traditional games on the season, joining Jamie Cowden and Marissa Ferreira ... posted a season-best game of 234 against Louisiana Tech at Arkansas State's Mid-Winter Invitational (Jan. 14) ... reached the 200-mark in six other games ... averaged 190.8 over five traditional games at the Mid-Winter Invite with four of those games coming against ranked opponents ... helped UAB to the first team titles in program history at Elizabeth City State's Beach Open (Nov. 4-6) and South Carolina State's Bulldog Roundup (Feb. 3-4) ... placed among the top 10 individual finishers in three tournaments, including a season-best sixth-place finish at the Bulldog Roundup ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Was active in the Southern Scratch Junior Bowling Association (SSJBA) and on the Georgia Youth Bowlers Tour (GYBT) ... competed three times for her home state in the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Interstate Bowling All-Stars event between Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina ... named the girls bowler of the year at the 2008 event ... also bowled in the USBC Junior Gold Championships ... attended Hillgrove High School in Georgia, where she graduated with honors ... Georgia does not have high school bowling.
Leah Nicole Walker ... born Sept. 24, 1992 in Powder Springs, Ga. ... daughter of Chuck and Vicki Walker ... has two brothers, Will and Drew ... majoring in broadcasting film.