Lauren Pate


    I started bowling when I was 3 years old. My parents put in Saturday morning Junior League and the rest is history. Throughout middle school, I played basketball and bowled. In that time, all I wanted to do was basketball until I went into high-school where basketball required more time than bowling. From then on, I knew I wanted to bowl.

    In 2014, I committed to McKendree University where we brought home 2 National Championships and made multiple TV appearances between NCAA and Intercollegiate Championships (ITC). In 2019, I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology- Social Work from McKendree. Currently I am a Master’s student earning my degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at McKendree, as well.

    My love and passion for bowling has grown significantly since being able to compete on the PWBA Tour. I have learned a lot about myself and who I want to become while competing. It is a dream come true to be able to compete against the best female athletes in the world.

    Things I love the most is God, family, friends, journaling, mental health advocacy, watching sports (football, hockey, and baseball), and my wonderful kitties (Daisy and Ralph).


    • Years on Team USA (3): 2020-2022
    • 2015-2016: NTCA Rookie of the Year (Division II/III)
    • 3x All-American (2017, 2018, 2019)
    • 2017: NCAA National Champion
    • 2017: Intercollegiate National Champion
    • 2019: USBC Women’s Championship Diamond Doubles winner