Waxahachie’s Samantha Armstrong might be the best bowler you’ve never heard of – until now.

The Waxahachie Global High School senior was named the Miss Dallas Youth Bowler of the Year by the Dallas USBC Women’s Bowling Association on Oct. 17.

This performance isn’t the first of Armstrong’s bowling career, she bowled a 175, 163 and 182 at the state competition in late March and won second place in her age division during a Las Vegas tournament when she was 9 years old.

“I’ve been bowling in the Dallas youth clubs since I was 4 – 14 years,” Armstrong said. “It was pretty exciting to be named Bowler of the Year. I’ve been bowling for a long time and it’s an achievement that feels good to have accomplished.”

Samantha said her parents Betty and Bill Armstrong, who are also bowlers, were just as excited as she was when they heard the news of her award.

“My mom told me how proud of me she was and that I did well,” Armstrong said. “She said my dad was just as proud.”

The honor also gave her a $250 scholarship, money Armstrong said was going to be used for school books. As the year creeps toward graduation, seniors like Armstrong have to make decisions about colleges, universities and their futures.

Armstrong said Prairie View A&M and West Texas A&M Universities and the University of Texas at Tyler are on the top of her list to help her become a civil engineer, but favors Prairie View a little more than the rest.

“Prairie View is the only one that has a bowling team that’s actually placed in state,” Armstrong said.

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