Fun Facts: Caroline Thesier

Learn more about Vanderbilt newcomer Caroline Thesier

by Rod Williamson

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Caroline Thesier is from Mooresville, North Carolina, and graduated from South Iredell High School. She is the daughter of Jack and Teddy Thesier and has a younger brother Nate.

Thesier (pronounced THAY-zure) was the recipient of the 2020 Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow award, the Heisman Trophy of high school bowling. She won the 2020 Teen Masters and the 2019 Junior Gold and was a member of the 2019 Junior Team USA.

Here is more about Thesier as part of an ongoing series getting to know Vanderbilt bowling’s newcomers:


Age I began to bowl: 5 years old.

Who got me started with bowling: My parents.

Favorite movie: Clueless.

Nobody can believe I watch this TV show: Hell’s Kitchen.

Favorite midnight snack: Pancakes.

The best tasting food I can make: Oatmeal.

Biggest misconception about bowling or bowlers: That we don’t work as hard as other athletes.

Talent I’d most like to have: Fast reading.

Favorite thing to do away from bowling: Painting and drawing.

Favorite aspect of Nashville: The sunsets.

The person I’d love to trade places with for a day: Gordon Ramsay because it would be amazing to be that caliber of a chef.

Ultimate vacation destination: Antarctica.

The person(s) I admire most: Dr. Dean and Tracy Alston.

Career goal outside of bowling: Sports psychology.

The best advice I’ve received: Only look at what’s going on in front of you, never behind you, or else that’s where you’ll go.

Three things on my bucket list are:

  • Play with a penguin.
  • Compete in all 50 states.
  • Touch foot on every continent.

One thing my hometown is famous for: NASCAR racing.

My advice to young people is: Never let anyone tell you that you aren’t capable of living your dream life.

The Covid-19 pandemic has taught me:

  • To never take an experience for granted.
  • Pizza rolls are a really good snack.

What I missed most during the summer’s quarantine is: Junior Gold.

I choose Vanderbilt because: Everything about the campus, school and team truly felt like a home away from home.