LA Tech Signee, Howell, Named Youth Ambassador of the Year

March 13, 2018

ARLINGTON, Texas – Louisiana Tech incoming freshman bowler, Sara Howell of Slidell, Louisiana, was  selected as one of two Youth Ambassadors of the Year by the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee.

The Youth Ambassador of the Year is annually awarded to recognize one male and one female United States Bowling Congress Youth bowler for exemplary contributions in the sport of bowling outside of league or tournament play, academic accomplishments and community involvement. One of the winners could be selected to serve on the IBC Youth Committee.

“Sara is exactly what I am looking to bring to our team,” Tech head coach Matt Nantais said. “She has great academics and is very involved in local community as well as nationally. I look forward to her joining the team next year.”

Howell is a senior at Salmen High School where she is president of the National Honor Society, editor of the yearbook and a freshmen mentor. She has maintained a 4.5 grade-point average while taking five Advanced Placement courses and several honors classes.
She has volunteered with the Alzheimer’s Association and was named a Junior Ambassador for the Arthritis, participating in the national campaign to provide additional healthcare options to children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.

A member of the Girl Scouts since age 5, she has completed her Bronze and Silver Service Awards and recently completed her Gold Award project. The Slidell Rotary Club selected her for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award for her community service.

On the lanes, Howell has been named the New Orleans district Most Valuable Player and is a two-time all-district selection. She will continue her bowling career in the fall at Louisiana Tech, where she plans to major in political science with a concentration in pre-law.

“I am truly honored to be selected for this award,” Howell said. “I love being a role model to younger kids and by having this honor, I will be able to help grow the sport and empower others to go out and achieve their dreams.”

As Youth Ambassador of the Year Award winners, Howell will receive a $1,500 scholarship and an expenses-paid trip to the 2018 USBC Convention and Annual Meeting, April 23-26 in Reno, Nevada, where she will receive her award.

Visit to learn more about scholarship opportunities for USBC Youth bowlers.



*Courtesy of USBC*


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