A young woman who was named Tennessee’s Miss Bowling back in 2016, when she was just 16 years old, has tragically been killed in a car accident. She was 19 years old at the time of her passing and was a sophomore at Drury University, which is located over in Springfield, Missouri.
At Drury, she was so good that she was on the bowling team as an official student-athlete. In her freshman and sophomore seasons combined, she played in a total of 30 different games for the school. She had an average score of 174.2 per game in that time, and she played her way through 786 frames.
Due to her stellar work in the classroom, she was also an All-Academic selection for each of those seasons. That award is handed down by the National Tenpin Coaches Association. In 2018, when she was a freshman, she maintained one of the best GPAs in the school and therefore won recognition as a Warren White Scholar.
Prior to her college career, she bowled with St. Agnes Academy, where she picked up the Miss Bowling title. She also carried the school to a pair of state championships.
The president of Drury University put out a statement acknowledging her passing and offering his condolences. “Caroline was a leader on our campus and exemplified what it means to be a student, teammate, and friend at Drury University,” he said.
Accidents like this make it very clear that they can strike at any time, potentially cutting a very promising young life short. This is always shocking and difficult for the family members left behind. While financial compensation cannot make up for their loss, they may still want to consider their options to cover funeral expenses and other costs, reducing stress during this time.