A&T with talent that needs to be refined over the next four years...Focused
bowler who has tremendous upside...Her accuracy should make her a major asset in
bakers play...Should be one of the Aggies' top bowlers by season's end.
High School: Earned a top-10 finish in the 2012
N.C. State High School Bowling Championship in individual play for Sanderson
High...Helped her league team garner a first place team finish in the All-Stars
Interstate Tournament, and as an individual she earned a first-place finish and
the highest score at the Sectional Pepsi Tournament...Earned a third-place finish
in the 2012 State Pepsi Tournament, and a second-place finish in the 2012 N.C.
State Youth Championship Tournament with a 2,010 score... Qualified for the 2012
North Pointe Junior Gold Championships, a national tournament for the top youth
bowlers in the country...Also earned a first-place finish in the 2011 Premier Jr.
Gold Tournament, which allowed her to compete in the Nationals and North Point
Tournament in Las Vegas in July 2011...Had a strong high school career in varsity
golf as well, earning the team MVP award as a junior and being named a Cap 8
All-Conference player as a junior and senior...Owens also earned the Highest
Female Average Award in the Buffaloe Lanes North Youth Bowling League as a
junior and senior...Was a member of the N.C. All-Stars Interstate Traveling
Bowling Team and won the Award for High Game and High Series as a junior.
Personal: Full name is Najah Jenae Owens...She is
the daughter of Wenitra Merritt and Marvin Owens...Was born on Dec. 2, 1993 and
is majoring in Mass Communications...Plans to pursue a career in broadcast
production, working on a movie set or television show...Her interests includes
music and computers...Her favorite television show is "106 & Park" and her
favorite food is pasta...Spent the summer working at a bowling alley...Her goals
for this season are to become more consistent and to become more outgoing.