Brummell to MEAC Hall of Fame

by Bob Johnson 0

Sharon Brummell, who led the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to NCAA women’s bowling championships in 2008 and 2011, has been elected to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.

Induction ceremonies are set for March 15, coinciding with the MEAC Basketball Tournament in Norfolk, Va.

When the Brummell-led Lady Hawks rolled to victory in 2008, it marked the first time the historically black university had ever captured a women’s NCAA championship.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.