Rochelle senior Keith Holland will be continuing his academics and his bowling career with the Kishwaukee College men’s program next year.
Holland competed for the Rochelle Hub varsity bowling program over the last four years, earning Interstate 8 All-Conference recognition this season. Holland said he plans to study veterinary science in hopes of becoming a veterinarian.
“I chose to sign with Kishwaukee College because the college has a good bowling team and the college is close to home,” Holland said. “Bowling for the RTHS team has allowed me to learn more about the sport and I hope to be a good listener and a good bowler once I start competing for Kishwaukee College. I’m looking forward to competing at the college level.”
A two-sport student-athlete at RTHS, Holland has also spent four years with the Hub football program, playing on both the offensive line and the defensive line. Holland rolled with the JV bowling team as a freshman, becoming a varsity starter as a sophomore and competing at the varsity level for three years.
Holland led the Hubs to three varsity victories this season, throwing multiple high-series scores including a 672 series over his final three games of the conference tournament. Holland shined with a 657 series in a home match against Sycamore.
“I’d like to congratulate Keith on continuing his bowling career at Kishwaukee College,” Rochelle head coach Jim Lyles said. “I think that’s awesome. Keith really working hard on changing his approach toward the end of the season and his hard work really showed in his results.”