ELECTED MEMBERS
   
Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted
SYLVIA WENE MARTIN

Sport: Bowling
Inducted: 1979
Country: United States
Born: 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



One of the greatest women tenpin bowlers, Sylvia Wene Martin was best known as the lady bowler with the most 300 (perfect) games. A winner of numerous bowling crowns, she was the first woman to ever bowl three sanctioned 300 games, the first on March 28, 1951.

Her second "perfecto" came in the December 11, 1959 finals of the World Invitational Match Game Tournament. It was the first time a woman had scored 300 in match game competition. Just 28 days later, on January 8, 1960, she rolled her third 300 game—this time in the qualifying rounds of the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) All-State Tournament, which she went on to win.

Wene twice captured the BPAA Individual Match Game Title, in 1955 and 1960, and in both those years she was named Woman Bowler of the Year by the Bowling Writers Association of America.
Other records include All-time High League Average of 206 from 1952 to 1955; 14 three-game "700" series (six in one year); and member of the All-America teams five times, in 1955 and from 1959 to 1962.

In 1966, Wene was elected to the Women's International Bowling Congress Hall of Fame.




 
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