CORNING — Corning’s Anthony Evans signed to bowl as a member of Notre Dame College’s Men’s USBC Collegiate Bowling program in South Euclid, Ohio on Wednesday in the Corning-Painted Post high school cafeteria surrounded by family and friends.
“It was very exciting (to sign in front of friends and family),” said Evans. “It was kind of something I’ve always dreamed of and to make it a reality made it all that much sweeter.”
Anthony has been a staple of the Corning Hawks Bowling program for the last five years. Evans helped his team win a STAC Championship (2014), a Section IV Championship (2014, 2015), a tenth-place finish (2014), and a sixth-place finish (2015) at the NYSPHSAA Championships, along with his individual success, the coaching at C-PP has prepared him to take the next step.
“I gotta thank (Corning bowling coach) coach (Eric) Kizis,” said Evans. “He showed me how much of a leader I really could be over the years and helped me develop a confidence that I never really had before being in a team atmosphere.”
In addition, Anthony was a member of the NYS Section IV Composite team, and assisted the team to a sixth-place finish (2016) at the NYSPHSAA Championship. Anthony has also been a two-time First-Place Team member in the Region III NYS Youth Championships (2015, 2017). Individually, Anthony earned a NYS Section IV Title (2015), and was a NYS Section IV All-Star (2015).
Evans ultimately chose Notre Dame College because of the familiarity that he had, due to past alumni like former Corning bowler Kevin Donovan that attended the same school.
“With being very good friends with Kevin and him coaching me, I know a lot of the current members of the team, which gave me kind of an automatic unity on my visit,” Evans said. “They also have a very good academic program. I just felt really comfortable there.”
Most recently, Anthony was awarded the Tom Sullivan Memorial Bowling Scholarship for his outstanding character and leadership at the Hawks senior scroll banquet.
During Anthony’s enrollment at Notre Dame College, he plans to major in Business Management with a concentration in Information Systems.