Arkansas State women's bowling coach Justin Kostick announced Thursday that Makayla Douglas (Sandy, Ore.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her career at ASU.
Douglas is the daughter of Richard and Kay Douglas and is currently a homeschool senior. In 2010 she was a high school district champion, player of the year, and all-region bowler of the year. She also earned 49th place at the Junior Gold Championships. She also competed at the 2010 Junior Team (12-15) USA Tournament of the Americas where she won gold medals in team, team all events, and team country competition. She also won bronze medals in singles, women's doubles, and all events singles competition.
In 2011, she was the JBT National Girls Invitational Champion, second at the Firecracker Shootout, and placed 22nd in the Junior Gold Championships. She competed at the 2011 Junior Team (12-15) USA Tournament of the Americas. She earned a silver medal in women's doubles and a gold medal in singles, mixed doubles, all events singles, team all events, and country team.
"She's won some gold medals at events and I've known her since she was 12, so it's nice to get someone you're so familiar with," said ASU bowling coach Justin Kostick. "She's a high caliber player and we're very fortunate to sign her. It's also nice to get someone from the part of the country I'm from."
She will join an Arkansas State women's bowling team that is aiming for a sixth straight NCAA tournament appearance.