JSU Bowling inks first signee of 2016 recruiting class

Violet Kirk signs her letter-of-intent to bowl for Jackson State as Marty Miller, her high school coach, looks on.

Mississippi Link Newswire

Violet Kirk signs her letter-of-intent to bowl for Jackson State as Marty Miller, her high school coach, looks on.

Violet Kirk II from Aurora, Ill., has signed a letter-of-intent to attend Jackson State University and bowl for the 2016 SWAC Coach of the year coach Michael Boykins and the 2016 SWAC Championship team.

She will be graduating from Waubonsie Valley High School where she was a member of the Waubonsie bowling team. Throughout high school, Kirk was a standout bowler who started as a sophomore, made all-conference two years in a row, as well as team MVP. She carried the highest average of her high school career (214), highest series (732) and highest game (279).

Kirk was voted athlete of the month in January 2016 at Waubonsie Valley High School; featured speaker on Naperville TV 17 Sports: How to throw a hook in bowling (February 2016); competed in Jr. Gold for the first time in 2015 and averaged 175; qualified for Jr. Gold for 2016.

During Kirk’s senior year of high school her bowling team won two of six regular season tournaments. Kirk won one tournament as an individual and was team captain and team MVP.

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