Lincoln-Way West Bowler Named to All-American Team
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Lincoln-Way West senior, Eric Ullian, was selected for the 2016-2017 Dexter/United States Bowling Congress High School All-American Team for his exceptional skills and dedication to his team. Ullian also won the Illinois High School Association sectional title and helped make history for his team and school by qualifying for state for the first time in Lincoln-Way West history.

The senior bowler’s huge achievement not only reflects his bowling accomplishments, but also his academic successes and community involvement.

Ullian is also a National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta member and a VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship recipient. He has also worked closely with Feed My Starving Children in an effort to help end starvation in children throughout the world.

“Making school history to me makes me extremely happy because bowling can continue to be recognized more.”

There were nine other student-athletes chosen for the 2016-2017 Dexter/United States Bowling Congress High School All-American Team, all of whom had to have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average and were required to submit their high school bowling accomplishments, a letter of recommendation and a 500-word essay.

Each student-athlete selected will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team.

Ullian will be studying Finance at St. Ambrose University in the fall and has signed on to bowl with their team as well.

“Bowling helped make my decision for college because I knew I definitely wanted to go to a school that had a bowling team.”

He first got into bowling when his parents began taking him to their own leagues as a child and eventually he started playing on his own league at 7 years old.