OTTAWA, Kan. – The Ottawa University women’s bowling program is pleased to announce the signing of Dani Hickey for the 2018-19 season. She is from Stryker, Ohio and attends Bryan High School.
"Everyone at Ottawa was friendly and made me feel comfortable,” said Hickey. “I am looking forward to doing my part to help build the team and being a good teammate. Being a part of a new program is really exciting."
Hickey has a High Game of 279, a three game High Series of 727 and a two game High Series of 510. In 2015, her high school average was 173, in 2016 it rose to 193 and in 2017 increased again to 206. Hickey has won numerous bowling awards. In 2015 she was the Ohio state High School Division II Champion, and in 2017 she placed fifth at the Ohio State High School Division II Tournament. She was a Western Michigan Junior Gold Tournament Champion, earned first place in 2016 at the Orland Bowl, was named First Team All-Ohio in 2015 and 2017, was the Bryan Bears Champion, was named First Team All-State in 2015 and 2017, and was named the NWOAL vs. NLL Conference Challenge Champion in 2017.
Hickey was a three time NWOAL First Team All-Conference selection and she was also the NWOAL High Average Champion in 2017. She twice was named First Team All-District and finished second at the Ohio State Pepsi in 2017. Hickey finished third at the Ohio State Junior Masters and finished second at the Pro-Am at Junior Gold. She helped her team to a sixth place finish at the Ohio State High School Division II Tournament in 2015. Hickey also helped lead them to three (2015, 2016, 2017) NWOAL Championships and to a first place finish in both the District and Sectional Tournaments in 2015.
Hickey has excelled outside of bowling as well. She is a member of the National Honor Society, was named to the 2016 High School Ohio State Honor Roll, is a published poet, has spent three years as a 4-H Camp Counselor, three times earned her high school’s Marching Band Varsity Award, earned Outstanding of the Day 4-H Gun Safety in 2017, was named Academic All-Ohio, earned High Merit for a Ceramic Project, earned Outstanding of the Day 4-H Archery in 2015, was 4-H Club President for four years, and is a chapter fictional book writer. In 2016 and 2017 was named Outstanding Ohio Scholar, an academic and athletic award.
“Dani has all the assets to be a tremendous leader on and off the lanes,” said OU head women’s bowling coach Geoff Poston. “She will contribute immediately to our programs success and building it for the future.”
Hickey is the daughter of Annette Kubiske and Bruce Stevens and plans to major in either communications or forensic science.
|MaKaila Cowdin||W Bowling||Bowling||5-5||Topeka, Kan.||Topeka West|
|Dani Hickey||W Bowling||Bowling||5-5||Stryker, Ohio||Bryan|
|Jared Freed||M Bowling||Bowling||5-10||Topeka, Kan.||Topeka West|
|Jordan Freed||M Bowling||Bowling||5-10||Topeka, Kan.||Topeka West|
|Scott Ketch||M Bowling||Bowling||6-0||Rochester, Minn.||Century|