UAB Bowling Adds Signee

UABSPORTS.COM Shana Taulbee became the first early period signee for the UAB bowling program.
Shana Taulbee became the first early period signee for the UAB bowling program.

Dec. 30, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – UAB bowling head coach Michelle Crews announced the signing of Shana Taulbee to a national letter of intent on Monday.

“I am completely thrilled to announce the signing of Shana Taulbee,” said Crews. “Shana is our first ever NLI signee during the early signing period. Shana will be coming to us from Flagler Palm Coast High School. She is the first bowler to sign an NLI from this program. This is the same high school bowling program that I helped to start in 2001 and competed for until I graduated in 2003.”

Taulbee, originally from Powell, Ohio and currently living in Palm Coast, Fla., has captured high school accolades from both states.  While in Ohio, she led the Olentangy Liberty High School team to their first ever Ohio Capital Conference (OCC) title as a freshman and the title for the first annual Olentangy Bowling Challenge.  She was also named to the OCC First Team as a freshman.  

After moving to Florida, Taulbee continued to build on her success during her sophomore season, becoming the first female bowler to represent Matanzas High School in the State of Florida High School Bowling Championship.  During the qualification round, she placed fourth within the top 16 qualifiers.  

A two-time winner of the Florida Junior Bowler’s Tour, Taulbee returned to Matanzas High School as a junior and led the team to a second place finish in District 3 and secured a spot in the school’s first ever team event in the State Championship.

Taulbee, named to the Daytona Beach News Journal All-Area First Team twice, recently finished out her high school bowling career as a senior at Flagler Palm Coast High School, where she led the girls team to a District 3 championship and anchored the team to a ninth place finish in the state.  She also placed 17th in the state as an individual. 



“She is the first female bowler to graduate and continue her bowling career on the collegiate level since I competed on a club team at UCF,” remarked Crews. “We are very lucky to add Shana to our team next season. She comes in with a lot of experience and excitement and I look forward to seeing how Shana helps take our team to the next level.”

The three-time USBC Junior Gold qualifier (2012, 2013 and 2014) has posted a high game of 279 in her young career and will join the UAB bowling team for the 2014-15 season.