Ebonite’s Kelly Kulick put her name in the sports history books by becoming the first woman to win a national title on the male dominated Proffessional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour at the signature Tournament of Champions event on Jan. 24, 2010. Kelly earned the spot to compete in this tournament by winning the PBA Women’s Series World Championship in August 2009 marking the first time a woman has received a berth into the Tournament of Champions event.
Kelly is a six-time member of Team USA, and in 2001, won the PWBA Rookie of the Year award. In 2000, she was the U.S. national amateur champion and was inducted into the New Jersey Sports Writers Hall of Fame.
While attending Morehead State University (MSU), Kulick was named the 1997 and 1998 Collegiate bowler of the year and was a four-time Collegiate All-American (1996-1999). During her college bowling career Kelly lead MSU to an Intercollegiate Bowling Championship and captured two Intercollegiate Bowling Championship Most Valuable Player titles (1998, 2000).
When Kelly is not competing, she spends her time teaching clinics for Dick Ritger, and time at home working in her father’s auto shop, KBF Auto Body in New Jersey. Kulick graduated from MSU with a Bachelors of Arts in physical and health education K-12.
Joined WPBA: 2001
Joined PBA: 2004
Titles: 2003 Women’s U.S. Open Champion
2006 PBA Regional Title
2007 USBC Queens Champion
2008 Ladies and Legends Champion
2009 Women’s Series Shark Champion
2009 Women’s World Championships Winner
2010 PBA Tournament of Champions
2010 USBC Queens Champion
2010 Women’s US Open Champion