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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Turbo Signs PWBA Player of the Year Liz Johnson
2016 is looking like a very good year for Turbo Bowling Accessories; made even better by the signing of two of the brightest stars on the new Professional Women's Bowling Tour, PWBA Champions Liz Johnson and Elysia Current.
Johnson, the 2015 PWBA Player of the Year and current Women's U.S. Open Champion, joins the list of more than 30 great women bowlers on the Turbo Staff.
"I am very excited about joining the Turbo team," said Johnson. "They have a great history and I am very honored to be a part of the 'family.' Thanks to Lori Mraz and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard for all their help. I am looking forward to representing Turbo on the 2016 Tour and around the world."
The U.S. Open was Johnson's 4th major title to go along with her 10 standard pro titles. She started her pro career as the 1996 PWBA Rookie of the Year, and she was named Player of the Year by the Bowling Writers Association of America (now IBMA) in 2005 and 2007.
As an amateur, Johnson was named the Alberta Crowe Star of Tomorrow, and she was an All American and MVP during her college years at Morehead State University. She is an 11 year member of Team USA and a member of the team that recently won the 2015 World Bowling Women's Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Elysia Current, the Head Bowling Coach at Delaware State University, launched her professional career in 2015 by winning the first tournament of the new PWBA Tour, the PWBA Storm Sacramento Open. Prior to that sensational start, she finished second in the 2011 USBC Queens, and she was an All American at both Wichita State University and Fairleigh Dickinson University in her college years. She was named College Bowler of the Year by the IBMA in 2004.
"Liz is a proven leader, and no doubt one of the greatest female champions of this generation," said Turbo President Lori Mraz. "Her dedication to the sport both on and off the lanes is admirable. Elysia brings us a direct connection to both the professional and college ranks, and she is a great example and inspiration for future generations. We look forward to working with both of these great ladies in our Turbo Driven to Bowl Clinics and many other areas."
Turbo remains steadfast in its commitment to Women's Professional Bowling as proven by many years of sponsorship of the Women's US Open, prior sponsorship of the PWBA and LPBT Tours and confirmed Registered Product Partnership with the New PBA Tour.
Other PWBA National Player Staff members include Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Danielle McEwan, Diandra Asbaty, Leanne Barrette-Hulsenberg, Lindsay Boomershine, Anne Marie Duggan, Sandra Gongora, Clara Guererro, Brittni Hamilton, Kayla Johnson, Megan Kelly, Marsha Klompken, Shannon Pluhowsky, Lucy Sandelin, Mary Wells, Kristina Wendell, and Diana Zavjalova.
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