Brunswick News

April 26, 2012

Sean Rash Makes A Strong Case For POY

The 2011-12 Professional Bowlers Association Tour season turned into one of the most compelling season-long battles for Chris Schenkel Player of the Year honors in history as a group of stars battled in PBA major championships and events around the world.

The three leading vote-getters in the Player of the Year race will be announced on Wednesday, May 16, followed by the first-ever live announcement of the winner on PBA’s Xtra Frame online bowling channel on Monday, May 28, during the PBA Summer Shootout at 10pin Bowling Lounge in Chicago.

Brunswick pro, Sean Rash, has made quite a case to be named this season’s Player of the Year, after winning the PBA’s signature event, the Tournament of Champions.

Statistical Triple-Crown Winner (Average, Points, Earnings):

This season, Sean led the Tour with eight top-five finishes, including third place in the PBA World Championship, and finished first in average, points and earnings. He also qualified for a record five consecutive TV finals during the World Series of Bowling. Check out the complete Player of the Year Stats.

Off the lanes:

Sean battled hard this year, both on and off the lanes. His involvement with Best Buddies and the Make-A-Wish Foundation made a lasting impression with two of his newest friends. Sean proved to be a great ambassador for bowling, the PBA and Brunswick.

What others are saying:

PBA Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year are selected by the entire PBA membership plus a panel of veteran bowling writers. The Nagy Award is voted on by players who bowled at least half of the PBA Tour events during the past season. Ballots, full statistical data and voting instructions will be available to PBA members on the members-only section of beginning April 25. Hard copy ballots will be mailed to media voters. The deadline for voting will be May 15.