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Vianne Daniels Named The IBMA 2020 Chuck Pezzano Scholarship Winner

Vianne Daniels, a dual-enrolled student finishing high school while attending Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington, has been selected as the winner of the Chuck Pezzano Scholarship by the International Bowling Media Association (IBMA). The $5,000 award is presented by the Billiards and Bowling Institute of America.
The 18-year-old Daniels plans to attend the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in the fall and try out for the school's club bowling team.
When IBMA President Johnny Campos notified Daniels that she had won the scholarship, she said, “I was really surprised, honored, and excited.” Daniels who has an online blog at behindtheball.blog said, “When I started my blog I never thought that I would hear from an International Organization. I just did not want to have something on the internet. I wanted to share my experiences and hope that I can help someone from something that I had learned and wanted to share that information.”
The scholarship judges’ panel for 2020 included Brandy Padilla, a research engineer at Kegel, past Pezzano winners Blair Blumenscheid, social media marketing manager for Storm Bowling, and Phil Brylow, FloBowling announcer.

Vianne Daniels


Pezzano Scholarship Winners

2019 - Marianna (Mari) Pizzini, Souix City, IA
2018 - Chase Kaufman, Swartz Creek, MI
2017 - James (Jimmy) J. Sullivan, Dumont, New Jersey
2016 - none awarded
2015 - Darian Miller, Slidell, LA
2014 - None awarded
2013 - Ben Breuner,Kentfield, CA, Melissa Sobolik, Marian, IA,Matthew Perry, Shelton, CT
2012 - Stephanie Sims, Garland, TX; Blair Blumenscheid, Columbus, OH; Samantha Chong, San Jose, CA
2011 - Matthew Perry, Shelton, CT; Kenny Martin, Pacifica, CA; Phillip Brylow, Waukesha, WI
2010 - Lydia Rypcinski, Chicago, IL; Blair Blumenscheid, Ohio; Ryan Miller, Machensey Park, IL
2009 – Thomas Madrecki , Northbrook, IL, Heather D'Errico, Rochester, NY, Ryan Yadao, Las Vegas, NV, Michelle Todisco, West Chester, PA
2008– Thomas Madrecki, Northbrook, IL and Liz Sautter. Sunnyvale, CA
2007 – James Buonaiuto, Queens, NY and Patricia Pringle, Antioch, IL
2006 – Michael Menera, Tampa, FL and Justine Fields, Roslyn Heights, NY
2005 – Grant Engels, Hollywood, FL and Amanda Pezzano, Hawthorne, NJ
2004 – Amanda Reyes, Henderson, NV
2003 – Marc D’Errico, Rochester, NY and Amanda Pezzano, Hawthorne, NJ
2002 – Marc D’Errico, Rochester, NY
2001 – Melissa (Missy) Bellinder, Fullerton, CA
2000 – Jimmy Wulf, Albuquerque, NM and Shauna Van Meter, Albuquerque, NM