#13 Maria Bulanova

Height 5-5
Class Junior
Hometown Moscow, Russia
Bio

As a Sophomore (2017-18)

  • Voted second team NTCA All-American
  • Made two all-tournament teams
  • Individual winner at Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Led the nation in baker double percentage (58.2)
  • Ranked third nationally in 10thframe anchor double (30.2)
  • Was No. 7 in overall scoring average (206.78)
  • 6 in the nation in strike percentage
  • Went to quarterfinal round of World Youth Championship in July (highest ever for a Russian bowler)

As a Freshman (2016-17)

  • First team All-American
  • National Rookie of the Year
  • All-Southland Tournament team selection
  • Southland Bowler of the Month (December 2016)
  • Sugar Bowl Classic MVP
  • Led Southland anchor bowlers with a 36.8 doubles percentage
  • Was third nationally in overall scoring average (20.97)
  • Second nationally in baker average
  • Fourth nationally in strike percentage (53.3)

Junior Highlights

  • Considered one of the top players on Federation of Bowling of Russia (FBR)
  • Held title of Russian champion since 2013
  • First Russian in history to win European Bowling Tour title
  • Fifteen-time prize winner at European Youth Championships (three gold, six silver, six bronze)
  • Youngest player ever (at 14) to win at European Bowling Tour title
  • Was the first Russian to win gold in an international adult event in 2015 after winning the European Champions Cup
  • Set record over six games winning European Youth Championship with an average of 245