AAMU signs Chicago Bowler of the YearWith her family by her side, Whitney Young High School (Chicago, IL) bowler Camille Collins signed her letter of intent with Alabama A&M University on April 14th. Camille is a four-year varsity bowler who holds individual school records for high game (279), high six-game series (1356), and high series (739). Camille is the two-time City of Chicago Chicago Public School (CPS) Bowler of the Year, First team All-City, and a two time IHSA State Sectional Champion. Camille also led her high school team to qualify for CPS City Championship and was an IHSA State qualifier for four consecutive years. Camille averaged (over 12 games) 199.4 in 2008-09 to take 32nd place, and 206.1 in 2009-10 to take 24th place at the IHSA State Championships. Camille finished 90th of 524 female bowlers at the 2009 USBC Junior Gold Championships, and is already qualified for the 2010 USBC Junior Gold Championships this July in Indianapolis. Also note, that Camille has been on the honor roll several times while at Whitney M. Young Magnet H.S. (one of 314 schools named to the 2009 National Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan), is also a member of pom-pon squad, and is the photo-editor of yearbook staff making her a well rounded student-athlete.
Camille chose to join the 2010 SWAC (Southwestern Athletic Conference) Champions, after being contacted by 8 of the top 25 teams in the nation and several others. Camille, who will major in accounting, will be a great addition to Alabama A&M, who finished the 2009-10 season ranked 16th in the country according to the NTCA (National Tenpin Coaches Association) Poll.