UAB Bowling Adds Pair For 2014-15 Season

Amy Quick signed her National Letter of Intent to join the UAB bowling team in 2014-15

June 17, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Madeleine McDuff, a member of the 2014 NCAA Bowling National Championship team at Sam Houston State, and standout high school bowler Amy Quick have signed on to bowl at UAB, head coach Michelle Crews announced Tuesday.

"I am so excited to announce the signing of Amy Quick,” said Crews. “Amy is going to bring so much to this team on and off the lanes. She helped lead her Oviedo High School team to a Florida State High School Championship and was Central Florida Girls Bowler of the Year as well as the Bright House Networks Female Bowler of the Year. She has already worked with great coaches, including my college coach Pat Costello, so she can bring a lot of knowledge and her personal experiences to the team.” 

Quick, who hails from Winter Springs, Fla., has won multiple city and state tournament titles while attending Oviedo (Fla.) High School. She has a connection with Crews, as she trained under Pat Costello who coached Crews during her career at UCF.

She has been a member of the Greater Orlando Youth Bowling Association All-City Team for the last four years. A four-time First-Team All-SAC selection, Quick was awarded the Bright House Networks Female Bowler of the Year honor the past two seasons. She was also the All-Central Florida Female Bowler of the Year as a senior.

As a senior, Quick won the Florida High School Athletic Association State Championship with her team and placed seventh in the individual competition. She was also the Pepsi State Champion (2013) and has two Florida Junior Bowlers Tour titles. Quick broke the average record with a 204 and has bowled two perfect games (300) in her young career.

“I have been looking to bring in a lefty with every recruiting class since starting the program because it puts us at a huge disadvantage at tournaments when we don't have someone who can play the left side of the lane, and it has just never worked out in the past,” remarked Crews. “I am beyond ecstatic that I have found everything I have been looking for in Amy Quick."



Quick has also spent many hours volunteering, including time with the Special Olympics where she trained and bowled with her Special Olympics partner. 

McDuff, a native of Katy, Texas, will join UAB after spending one season as a member of Sam Houston State, who won the 2014 NCAA Bowling Championship. She finished 11th out of 81 participants at the 2013 Bowling Intercollegiate Singles Championship Sectionals. She also participated in the 2014 Team USA Trials and 2013 Summer USBC Team USA Trials.

"Words cannot express how thrilled I am to announce the transfer of Madeleine McDuff,” said Crews. “Mads brings so much excitement, knowledge, experience and passion to our bowling program. Mads comes to us as a transfer from Sam Houston State University and although SHSU did not work out for her we are definitely going to use her time there to our advantage. In addition to the coaching she received at SHSU last year, I am very grateful to the amazing coaches Mads had gotten to work with in her young career. All of the knowledge she has gaining through her coaching will be a wonderful contribution to our team.”

She trained at the International Training and Research Center, which is the premier training facility for bowling and Team USA in Arlington, Texas. She also worked with her pro shop owners Donna Conners and Carol Norman, both of whom were standouts on the PWBA and are two of the most respected women in the bowling community.

In high school, McDuff helped lead her team to three district and regional championships (2009, 2010, 2011) and was the individual district and regional champion in 2012 and 2013. 

A team captain for four years, she was named to the all-star team all four years in high school. Her senior season, McDuff was named the Greater Houston USBC Female Bowler of the Year and was the Greater Houston Coaches and Parents Association Hall of Honor Recipient.