Missy N Parkin
Missy began bowling at 2 ½ years of age, the youngest ever to qualify for Team USA Trials in 1996 at age 14. She shot her first 300 game at age 14 and added two more perfect games to her credit that same year.
Missy won over $20,000 in youth scholarship money over entire junior bowling career, won the first ever Junior Olympic Gold National Championships at age 16. Missy also earned a spot as a member of Team USA at only 18 years of age, becoming the youngest to ever qualify for the team. She is a four-time member of Junior Team USA and thirteen-time member of Team USA and has won over two dozen international gold medals as a representative of Team USA. Missy anchored the Men’s/Mixed Team at CSU, Fullerton to a 4th place finish in the 2003 Intercollegiate Bowling Championships, the highest finish for a mixed team in the Men’s Division and voted MVP in the Men’s Division and voted to the Men’s All Tournament Team at that same tournament.
Additionally, Missy was named Collegiate Bowler of the Year and Most Valuable Player for 2003, became the first woman to join the Professional Bowlers Association in 2004. She became the First Woman to win three PBA Regional Titles, a Career High of 1 Major Title, was ranked one of the Top 3 Female Bowlers in the World from 2011-2015, has an 869 high series (279, 300, 290) to her credit (fourth-highest certified series by a female in history), Career High of 30 – 300 games… USBC Silver level certified coach, voted one of the top 100 bowling coaches in the world by Bowlers Journal International in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Missy owns 10 Pro Shops with husband Drew Parkin – Parkin’s Bowling Supply in the Southern California area. She is owner of Mira Mesa Lanes, a 44-lane bowling center in San Diego, CA, has her own web site, www.missyparkin.com. Missy graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University-Fullerton in 2004 with a degree in Communications/Public Relations (minor in Spanish)
- Years on Team USA (11): 2000, 2001, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 Junior Team USA (4): 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
- Major Titles: 1
- Professional Titles: 1
- Regional Titles: 7 (3 PBA Regional Titles, 4 PWBA Regional Titles)
- Ranked Number 1 in the World in the World Bowling Tour Female Rankings for the combined 2012 and 2011 seasons
- 2011 USBC Queens Champion (Major)
- 2012 World Bowling Tour Women’s Champion
- 2019 Trios World Champion
- 2021 Women’s Team World Champion
- 2021 PBA Empress of the Lanes
- 2014 PBA Challenge Women’s Champion
- 2016 PWBA/PBA Challenge Women’s Champion
- First Woman to Join the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA)
- 2011 GEICO PBA Team Shootout Manufacturers Cup Champion and only female in the event
- First woman to win three PBA Regional titles (PBA West Harley’s Camarillo Bowl Open in June 2007, PBA
- West/Northwest Don Johnson Memorial Classic in September 2007 and Luci Bonneau Mixed Doubles event in 2014)
- Highest finish ever by a woman at the 2012 USBC Masters – tied for 9th place
- Highest finish ever by a woman at the 2012 PBA U.S. Open – 21st place
- 7th place at the 2013 PBA Bear Open (Men’s event), just missing the TV show
- First Woman Professional Bowler to Participate in the PBA Chris Paul Celebrity Doubles Event
- Runner-up at the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open
- Tied for 3rd place at the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open
- Finished in 4th place at the 2010 USBC Queens
- Finished in 5th place at the 2014 USBC Queens
- Finished tied for 5th at the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open
- Runner-up at the 2021 USBC Queens
- Runner-up at the 2021 PWBA Twin Cities Open
- Runner-up at the 2021 PWBA Louisville Open
- Runner-up at the 2019 PWBA Sonoma County Open
- Runner-up at the 2013 World Bowling Tour Women’s Finals
- Runner-up at the 2012 Australian Masters
- Runner-up at the 2008 PBA Women’s Series CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship
- Runner-up at the 2007 PBA Women’s Series Motor City Classic
- 3rd Place at the 2021 PWBA Bowlers Journal Classic
- 3rd Place at the 2021 PWBA Pepsi Classic
- 3rd Place at the 2015 PWBA Storm Sacramento Open
- 3rd Place at the 2015 PWBA Lubbock Sports Open -4th Place at the 2018 PWBA Fountain Valley Open -4th Place at the 2019 PWBA Fountain Valley Open -5th Place at the 2019 PWBA Louisville Open
- 2021 Co-MVP at the 2021 Super World Championships in Dubai
- 2014 PABCON Women’s Championships in Cali, Colombia: 4 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal representing Team USA
- Broke Records in Doubles, Team Event and Individual All-Events at the 2014 PABCON Women’s Championships
- 2017, 2016 and 2015 PWBA/PBA Western Regional Open Champion
- 2003 WIBC Championship Tournament team champion
- 2003 Association of College Unions-International Women’s All-Events Champion?
- 1998 U.S. Junior Gold Champion (1st ever Junior Gold Champion)
- 2014 PBA Tony Reyes Community Service Award Winner
- 2013 and 2011 Bowlers Journal’s First Team All American
- 2003 Intercollegiate Bowling Championships Men’s Most Valuable Player and Men’s All-Tournament Team (competed on men’s team as Cal State-Fullerton did not have women’s team)?
- 2002-03 National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association All-America Most Valuable Player?
- 2003 Bowling Writers Association of America Female Collegiate Bowler of the Year?
- 2001-02 and 2002-03 National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association All-America first team?
- 2000-01 National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association All-America second team?- 2001 Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow
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