Tallmadge senior Kirsten Moore signed a National Letter of Intent Wednesday to continue her academic and bowling careers at Youngstown State University.
Moore has qualified for the Division I state tournament twice. She was the state runner-up in 2018 with a 681 series (258, 245 and 178).
"Kirsten's passion for the sport and her work ethic are refreshing," Penguins head coach Doug Kuberski said. "She continues to thrive on the lanes by fine-tuning her fundamentals and testing herself against elite competition on demanding conditions.
"She also carries a competitive fire with her on the lanes and in the classroom and we are very much looking forward to working with her on a daily basis. It's great to welcome Kirsten to the Penguins’ family."
Thanks to Moore’s performance, the Blue Devils finished 11th at the 2018 state tournament. Moore placed 16th at the 2019 state competition. She is the first two-time state qualifier in Tallmadge history.
Moore also was named the Suburban League Bowler of the Year and was named to the Best of Greater Akron All-Star Team in 2019.
Outside of the high school circuit, Moore has won multiple Junior Tournament Bowlers Association and Future Star titles. She also placed 31st at the 2018 Junior Gold Championships in the age 15-and-younger division.