Girls Bowling: Summers commits to Kishwaukee College

Rochelle senior Carly Summers will continue her academics and her bowling career with Kishwaukee College next year. (Photo by Russell Hodges)

Rochelle senior planning to study nursing

ROCHELLE — Rochelle senior Carly Summers will be continuing her academics and her bowling career with Kishwaukee College. Summers said she intends to study nursing while bowling for the Kougars in hopes of becoming a registered nurse and entering the workforce.

“I’ve always known about Kishwaukee College and some of my friends who graduated from RTHS before me are attending college there, so there’s an aspect of the college that feels like home for me,” Summers said. “I’m looking forward to the improvements I hope to achieve. I had two coaches at the high school and both of them helped me grow as a bowler. I’m looking forward to seeing how I’ll continue to grow with the Kishwaukee College bowling team.”

Summers spent three seasons with the Lady Hub bowling program, earning time on both the varsity and junior varsity teams. An Interstate 8 Academic All-Conference Honorable Mention this winter, Summers bowled under Joey Johanning and current coach Eric Widick. Summers helped lead Rochelle to a 7-10 overall record and a 4-6 record in the Interstate 8 this season.

“Bowling under coach Widick at RTHS really helped me figure out where and when I have to focus and when I need to step back and take a deep breath,” Summers said. “Bowling collegiately will be a lot more challenging and I think knowing when I need to self-reflect rather than continue doing the wrong thing will help me. Kishwaukee College will be getting a bowler who hopefully can improve as time continues and will ask questions about proper techniques.”

“I’m very proud of Carly and I’m happy for her,” Widick said. “I’m glad I was able to help Carly improve her bowling skills, which she can use to further her education. I wish Carly nothing but success and I’m looking forward to following her progress with the Kishwaukee College team.”