University of Maryland Eastern Shore bowler Maria Rodriguez competes Wednesday for a chance to make it to the finals of the United States Bowling Congress Queens in Reno, Nev.
RENO, Nev. – A University of Maryland Eastern Shore bowler made her way into the latter part of an international bowling competition in Reno, Nev. on Wednesday, according to UMES officials.
Maria Rodriguez, a two-time national champion, is competing in the United States Bowling Congress Queens against former tournament champion, Missy Parkin, to enter into the finals, officials said.
Rodriguez is one of two UMES female bowlers to make it into the event’s top 10 this year, according to officials. The other bowler, T’nia Falbo, is a four-time national champion whom Parkin beat in an earlier round.
Officials said this isn’t the first international tournament for Rodriguez, who bowled in the 2009 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Women’s Championships.
Prizes for the winner include a tiara and $20,000, officials said.