Novella has been bowling since she was five, but her mother made her quit the first year, because they did not have bumpers back then, and she threw too many gutter balls! Fortunately, she was persistent and returned the next season... The start of a lifelong love with the sport of bowling mostly due to her mom and uncle. At age 9, she began bowling in The National Bowling Association (TNBA) tournaments and still competes in them today. Novella bowled in the Y.A.B.A in the Detroit area, continued in college at Michigan State University, where she was named All-American Collegiate Bowler 2nd Team. As an adult, she has exceled at the local and state levels winning the Metro Detroit USBC Queens in 2007 and the Michigan Queens twice in 1999 and again in 2013. As a member of TNBA, she won the Central Regional Rhodman in 1993, the National TNBA Rhodman in 1993 and the Bacardi Classic/Reed-Hawthorne Classics in 1999 and 2012. At the USBC National level, in the 2000 WIBC Queens she rolled the first 300 of the tournament, and in 2000, her team set a WIBC record for scratch series with a 3557.
In 2011, I was blessed with an opportunity to try a few of the new Hammer balls at that time and feel in love with the brand all over again. As a youth bowler I through multiple Hammers (Burgundy, Pink, and Blue to name a few) and as an adult I feel in love with the Black Widow. Hammer has always had a soft spot in my heart and today’s equipment rolls right into my wheelhouse. Nothing Hits Like A Hammer…Do Work!!!