SUNRISE, FL (AR) – Arkansas State women’s bowler Jadee Scott-Jones picked up two medals in the first four days of the 53rd Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas in Sunrise, Fla., while competing for Junior Team USA in the event.
Scott-Jones won her first medal in the singles competition, which featured 12 games over the tournament’s first two days. She earned the silver medal in the Junior A (ages 16-19) Women’s division with a total pinfall of 2,293, finishing behind Junior Team USA teammate Julia Bond’s 2,460.
A native of East Providence, R.I., Scott-Jones teamed with Bond to take the gold medal in the Junior A Women’s doubles division. The Junior Team USA pair registered a total pinfall of 2,610 to beat the duo from Columbia by 273 pins.
“I’m extremely proud of Jadee for having success in international competition,” A-State women’s bowling head coach Justin Kostick said. “It’s always special to compete for your country and for her to have some success while doing so is great to see. It’s extremely rewarding as a coach to see her continue to build off her strong freshman campaign.”
A sophomore-to-be, Scott-Jones put together an impressive freshman season at A-State. She earned NTCA All-American Honorable Mention honors at the conclusion of the season after recording the third-best average pinfall on the team of 202.15.
The tournament runs through Aug. 1 with mixed doubles competition and a team competition still on the docket.
The Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas is the oldest annual international tournament in the American Zone. It is an invitational event for countries in the Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON), the American Zone of World Bowling.