Karen Grygiel - Bowling - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Karen Grygiel

Class Senior
Height 5'8''
Hometown Brick, N.J.
High School Brick Township

Grygiel on Vanderbilt:

‘Vanderbilt is not just any average university. It is a community, dedicated to helping students reach their highest potential. Whether it is in the classroom or on the playing field, they offer each and every student all of the resources and support they need to succeed.’

Vanderbilt Bowling Highlights:

2007-08: Averaged 195 over 60 games with 36 over 200… Won Hawk Classic… High game was 267 at Arkansas State Jamboree.

2006-07: Averaged 191 in 66 games… Won Mississippi Valley Classic and had three Top 5 finishes… 22 games over 200, 10 over 225 with high of 257 at NCAA… Earned honorable mention All-America.

2005-06: Averaged 192 over 64 games… High game was 261 at Holiday Classic… Placed seventh at Minnesota State and 10th at Central Missouri.

Prep Bowling Highlights:

Co-Captain of three-time New Jersey state championship team… First team all-state three times… High Game of 300… High Series of 786.


Born on May 18, 1987 in Toms River, NJ. … Daughter of Robert and Lynn Grygiel… Lettered four years on school track and field team… Community chair of National Honor Society… Vice President of Interact Club… Chose Vanderbilt because of the great academic opportunity.


Pro Bowler: Parker Bohn III & Kim Terrell

Athlete from another sport: Tiger Woods

Sports Movie: ‘Remember the Titans’ and ‘The Legend of Bagger Vance’

Meal: New York Pizza

TV Show: ‘My Boys’ and ‘Family Guy’

Actor: Robin Williams and Tom Hanks

Vacation Spot: Destin, Fla.

My future: Ten years from now I hope to have a successful career and/or
own my own business. I also hope to be a member of the Women[apos]s tour.