Continues to improve in all facets of her game … She is a dedicated worker and student of the game … Has an appetite to better educate herself on and off the lanes which will take her far, according to head coach Kim Terrell-Kearney … Her talent lies in her athleticism and her versatility… The coaching staff looks forward to helping her manage all her talent so it results in more and more strikes and a great career.
2017-18 Season: Bowled 20 games in team traditional play with a total pinfall of 3,436 and a 171.8 average… Posted a five-game series high of 893 and a 178.6 average on March 17 at the Vanderbilt Columbia 300… Set her season-high game of a 220 at the Hawk Classic.
2016-17 Season: Bowled 30 games in team traditional play with a total pinfall of 5,097 and a 169.90 average … Posted a five-game series high 947 and 189.40 average on Oct. 22 at the Wildcat Invitational which was also her season-high average … Set her season-high-game of a 221 at the Wildcat Invitational.
High School: A three-sport athlete at Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School in bowling, basketball, and softball … Earned National Junior Honor Society and National Honor Society recognition in 2013… Was the four-time champion of the Florida High School Athletic Association District 5 Tournament.
Personal:Full name is Tyra Merritt … She is the daughter of Keith Merritt… Hasthree siblings, Kimberly, Michael, and Hana… She was born Nov. 6, 1998, and is majoring in Pre-Law… Her favorite food is biscuits and gravy.