Scholar Athlete Wins State Title

Scholar-Athlete-Crystal-landCrystal Land, a junior at Bryan Station High and the Scholar Athlete award winner for January, captured the girls’ singles title at the KHSAA Bowling Championships on Feb. 7 in Louisville.

The Scholar Athlete award is sponsored by Kentucky Utilities and appears monthly in Lexington Family Magazine.

Crystal bowled a five-game total of 1,092, which was good for a 20-pin victory.

James Apo of Henry Clay High and Kyle Gillespie of Lafayette were the only other FCPS students in the 2013 state singles competition.

They finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in the boys’ division. No teams from FCPS advanced to the state tournament.

Last year Crystal placed seventh at state, and her Bryan Station team was runner-up.

The Defenders won the Region 7 tournament in 2012, the first year that bowling was included under the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

Bryan Station’s bowling teams are coached by Crystal’s mother, Danette, a budget analyst at “It’s About Kids” Support Services.