(Clarinda) – Reigning KMAland Ladies Bowler of the Yr will take her abilities to the school stage. Clarinda’s Madi Pulliam took the subsequent step in her wonderful and galvanizing bowling profession by signing with Hastings Faculty on Wednesday.
“It means loads,” Pulliam stated. “I’m delighted to proceed bowling and proceed my profession.”
Pulliam’s path to Hastings is considered one of adversity and perseverance.
She was recognized with osteosarcoma – a sort of bone most cancers that begins within the cells that make up bones – in 2019. Pulliam’s greatest triumph got here in December 2019, when she accomplished her final spherical of chemotherapy.
Dedication to Hastings did not appear attainable two years in the past, however Pulliam had a state qualifying efficiency final season.
“I by no means thought I might play once more,” she says. “However right here I’m. I am excited.”
When figuring out which college to attend, Pulliam wished to remain near residence. She discovered that 157 miles away at Hastings and the Broncos, underneath coach CK Moore.
“I did not need to go too far or too far,” she stated. “The coach was very good.”
As she anticipates bowling in school, Pulliam feels her finest bowling remains to be forward of her.
“I study one thing new each time I’m going bowling,” she says. “I really feel like I will study much more and be higher at this sport.”
Pulliam admits there are nerves with school bowling.
“I am nervous,” she stated. “I do not know anybody there. The aim is to play with the varsity group. I’ll play all summer season and meet the coach each two weeks.
A full interview with Pulliam’s signing could be discovered under.