Carolyn Dorin-Ballard


Carolyn started bowling at age 6 in Linden, New Jersey and progressed through the bowling ranks where she eventually was a collegiate stand-out at West Texas A&M University. Caroyln is a USBC Hall of Fame Inductee (2008).

From there her bowling career continued to grow as she turned pro joining the PWBA Tour. Later down the line, she married PBA Hall of Famer Del Ballard and the nickname “CDB” was born.

Carolyn and Del have one daughter, Alyssa, who keeps them on their toes. Besides bowling on the PWBA and PBA50 Tours, she is also the Pro Staff Manager for Turbo 2-N-1 Grips.

Carolyn Dorin-Ballard is the first-ever female to bowl a 300 game in PBA competition. Named Bowlers Journal Female Bowler of the Decade for the 2000s.


Home Town: Keller, TX
Birth Date: 7/29/64
Throws: Right
Style: Tweener
300 Games: 30
Career Titles: 20 PWBA National


  • 20 Career PWBA National Titles
  • 3-Time Major Champion
  • 3 Career PBA Women's Series Titles
  • 5-Time Member of Team USA
  • 5 Career USBC Women's Open Championship Titles
  • 10-Time Bowlers Journal All American
  • 2-Time IBMA Female Bowler of the Year
  • 2-Time PWBA Player of the Year
  • 2001 BJI Person of the Year
  • 1999 - Inducted into the Union County, NJ Hall of Fame
  • 1998 - Inducted into the Greater Fort Worth, TX Hall of Fame
  • 3-Time NCBCA First-Team All-American (West TX State)
  • 2-Time NCBCA All-Tournament Team
  • 2 Career XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships Titles (West TX State)
  • 1987 Linden, NJ Sportswoman of the Year