Stefanie Nation joins Bowling Proprietors' Association of America

    06/09/10

    BPAA News

    World Champion will coordinate tournament efforts

    2010BPAALogo.jpg2009WWCStefanieNationSinglesGold.jpgThe Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) announced Stefanie Nation (pictured right) has been hired as BPAA Tournament Coordinator.

    Nation will be responsible for leading the efforts for BPAA tournaments such as the North Pointe Insurance Group High School Singles Tournament, the QubicaAMF International Family Tournament sponsored by Georgia Coffee and future tournaments.

    As a member of BPAA's Meetings and Events Department, Nation will also assist in coordinating tournaments for the United States Bowling Congress (USBC).

    Steve Johnson, BPAA executive director, says Nation is a natural fit for the position. "As a current member of Team USA and a long-time competitive bowler, Stefanie knows what successfully run tournaments are all about." Johnson added, "Hiring someone with Stefanie's bowling talent and expertise shows BPAA's continuing commitment behind tournaments with bowling proprietors across the country."

    Nation, a Team USA member since 2005 and Singles World Champion in 2009, is also a 2-time PBA Women's Series champion. While achieving her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Central Florida, Stefanie was a 2006 Collegiate All-American for the "Striking Knights." She most recently was project coordinator for the USBC and a USBC ambassador since 2006.

    BPAA board member John Losito (Sun Valley Lanes, Lincoln, Neb.), chairman of the BPAA Tournament Committee and a member of the BPAA High School Bowling Committee, says Nation will make an immediate impact.

    "The BPAA is proud to have one of the finest female bowers in the field today serving as our tournament coordinator," adding, "Her experience, knowledge and love of the sport will be a great asset to our organization and events."

    Nation, currently training with Team USA at the International Training and Research Center, will join BPAA by the end of June says she is ready for new challenges. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity to expand the tournament aspect of the industry along with contributing to a different perspective of the sport I love."