Kayla Bandy



    BIOGRAPHY

    I am originally from Southern Virginia, spent a number of years in Eastern Kentucky, and now reside on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Throughout grade school, I played softball, volleyball, and my parents took me to bowling tournaments when I wasn’t on the softball field or the volleyball court. In college, I majored in Psychology, played collegiate volleyball, and bowled for Pikeville College. Professionally since college, I have been an Upward Bound Coordinator (TRiO program), Residence Life Director (Pikeville College), Student Activities Coordinator (Pikeville College), Head Bowling Coach (University of Maryland Eastern Shore), and bowled A LOT at the amateur and professional level. Fact: I have loved every “job” I have ever had!

    Things I love most include, Jesus, family, friends that become family, exploration of new places and ideas, athletics, working out, and new Storm bowling balls in that order! Mainly, I enjoy being kind to people, serving others, and learning. Learning? Yes, learning about the world, things I am most passionate about (bowling, health and wellness, self-development, etc.), my friends’ adventures, and so on.

    Most importantly, I am all-about personal growth and development. Most recent discovery: “Nothing epic happens in your comfort zone!” – Andrea Sager




    ACCOMPLISHMENTS

      Coaching Highlights:

    • 2014-2015 NTCA All-Academic Team Award (highest team GPA in NCAA Bowling, Maryland Eastern Shore)
    • 3x Maryland Eastern Shore Team of Scholars Awards (highest team GPA at MDES)
    • 3x NCAA- MEAC Coach of the Year (Maryland Eastern Shore)
    • 4x NCAA- MEAC Champions (Maryland Eastern Shore, )
    • 2x NCAA Final Four appearances (Maryland Eastern Shore)
    • 9x NCAA All-Americans (Maryland Eastern Shore)
    • 3x MEAC Bowler of the Year (Maryland Eastern Shore
    • 3x MEAC Rookie of the Year (Maryland Eastern Shore)
    • 11x All-MEAC (Maryland Eastern Shore)
    • USBC Coaching, Silver certification

      Bowling Highlights:

    • Junior Team USA (2005 and 2006)
    • National Champions, Pikeville College (2008)
    • All-American (2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008)
    • Collegiate Rookie of the Year by the National Collegiate Bowling
    • Coaches Association (NCBCA) (2005)
    • Collegiate Bowler of the Year by the National Collegiate Bowling
    • Coaches Association (NCBCA) (2007 and 2008)
    • Collegiate Bowler of the Year by the Bowling Writers of America (BWAA) (2007 and 2008)
    • PWBA Minnesota Open- 3rd place (2015)
    • Diamond Division Team Champions, USBC Women’s Championships (2017)
    • Go Bowling! PWBA Regional Showdown- 3rd place (2019)
    • Pikeville Athletics Hall of Fame, Individual (2014)
    • Pikeville Athletics Hall of Fame, Team (2014)
    • Danville (Va.) USBC Hall of Fame (2014)
    • Virginia State USBC Youth Hall of Fame

    For full PWBA statistics, click here.