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LWBA salutes Cummins for her service

Brenda Cummins was named Woman Bowler of the Year at the Lexington Women's Bowling Association's 66th annual meeting May 21.

Cummins was honored for her long service to the sport as secretary of several leagues. In addition, she has served on the LWBA board and as director of the 600 Club.

The high-average award went to Melinda Craig, who averaged 226. Craig has won the award a record 15 seasons, including 12 in a row from 1996 to 2007. Craig also won the award for the high series in the LWBA this season with a 775.

The high-game award went to Amanda Elliott for a 298 during the regular season. Ellen Coomer was given a high-game award for the annual LWBA Tournament, where she rolled a 300 game.

Joann Herndon received the senior high-average award for her 168 average this season. The LWBA presents an award to the girl who posts the high average in the local youth leagues, and this year's winner was Tori Doyle. Doyle posted a 200 average in the youth program at Collins Bowling Centers-Eastland.

The sportsmanship award went to Danette Land, who serves on the LWBA board and is involved with the youth program at Eastland.

A special-recognition award was given to Alta Wells, who retired from the LWBA board. Wells served on the board as president from 1958-1963 and then as a director until 1972. Wells rejoined the board in 1996 and has served until now.

The group re-elected directors Jane Johnson, Ellen Coomer and Linda Porter. Three new directors were elected: Cummins, Pat Morris and Jean Almaria. Land was elected sergeant at arms.

President Helen Gilkerson said the LWBA had a great year and is looking forward to an even better 2011-12.