- Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
- Birth Date: 8/2/1980
- Throws: Right
- Ball Weight: 15 lbs.
- 300 Games: 10
- 800 Series: 1
- Positive Axis Point: 4 1/2" over - 1 1/8" up
- Favorite Layout: Pin above fingers, CG in palm
I love to watch boxing on TV and as a young girl, I always dressed up as a pirate for Halloween. I am confused by fake wood paneling in cars and am uncomfortable when I don't know if someone will lean in for a hug or go for a handshake. I'm not a fan of sci-fi anything and I get excited to clean my hands with foam soap. I completely relish those moments when you laugh but no sound comes out. My favorite color is red and I love sushi.
I'm a Silver Level Coach and own two companies with Jason Belmonte. The International Art of Bowling (www.iabowling.com) which focuses on coaching and Elite Youth Tour (www.eliteyouthtour.com) which is a youth bowling tour.
I have been on Team USA for 14 years and have travelled to 36 countries. I'm so grateful that I found this sport very early in life thanks to my Grandma, Betty. One of my proudest moments was giving birth to my son Madden without the aid of medication in 2010 - was born at 9lbs. 2oz. and healthy.
- Team USA 1999-2012
- 2012 USBC Queens Champion
- 2012 Australian Masters Champion
- World Bowler of the Year (2006/2007)
- 2006 World Cup Champion
- 2006 Malaysian Open Champion
- 2-Time National Amateur Champion (1992/2006)
- 2005 World Bowling Hall of Fame
- 2004 World Ranking Masters Champion
- 4-Time Bowlers Journal International Amateur Bowler of the Year (2000/2001/2003/ 2006)
- 2-Time USOC Bowling Athlete of the Year (2000/2003)
- University of Nebraska National Champions (1999/ 2001)
- 2001 Collegiate Player of the Year
- 2002 University of Nebraska Student Athlete of the Year
Ever since I was a little girl I have been a big believer in practice. I used to practice every single night in middle and high school from 9:30pm-midnight. Every night! I learned at a young age that YOU GET OUT WHAT YOU PUT IN.
The coaches at University of Nebraska, Bill Straub and Paul Klempa, showed me all the right ways to practice. A bowler must go into practice with a focus. By doing drills, and having a focused practice you can accomplish things much quicker.
At practice, I make sure my timing is where it needs to be and practice different releases as well as speed control. I never keep score. I practice at Diversey River Bowl in Chicago, Illinois.
I also have a personal trainer, Linda Gisburne, who has studied my movements as a bowler and has developed a focused training plan to suit me and my sport.
10/11/2013: Friday Fun Day - Kids on Bowling
8/28/2013: Diandra Ready To Defend at 2013 Queens
8/20/2013: 2012 USBC Queens Rewind