Julia Bond



    BIOGRAPHY

    Bowling didn't come into my life until I was 11 years old. My dad and I learned the game together and I'm really grateful for those early days. I was immediately hooked and started taking lessons and joined my first Saturday morning league a few months after just starting.

    I don't know where I'd be if it wasn't for bowling. It's given me the opportunity to express myself confidently and help me find some of my closest friends. I get to travel all over the country and meet some of the most amazing and supportive folks. I can't think of anything cooler than that!

    When I'm not bowling I love watching other sports especially the Chicago Cubs! I'm a total crime junkie, so much so that I even majored in forensic science! I also really enjoy learning about new topics and ideas so documentaries and podcasts are some of my favorites things to watch and listen to!

    There's a Latin phrase I stumbled across that really resonates with me and try to remember when I'm struggling. Ad astra per aspera. It means "to the stars through hardship". It helps me reflect and understand that sometimes those frustrating moments are necessary and can only help push us towards our goals.




    ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    • PWBA Regional Titles (2): 2019 - PWBA Lincoln Regional, Lincoln, Neb.; PWBA Sonoma County Regional, Rohnert Park, Calif.
    • Winner of 2019 Go Bowling! PWBA Regional Showdown
    • Third-place finish at 2019 U.S. Amateur
    • Runner-up at 2018 U.S. Amateur
    • 2016, 2017 and 2018 NTCA first-team All-American
    • Sixth-place finish at 2017 U.S. Women's Open
    • 2017 U.S. Amateur champion
    • Runner-up at 2015 Intercollegiate Singles Championships
    • Member of 2015 NCAA Bowling Championship winner at Nebraska
    • 2015 NCAA Bowling Championship Most Outstanding Bowler
    • 2013 Junior Gold Championships U20 winner

    For full PWBA statistics, click here.