Albert Lea’s Petersen inducted into state bowling hall of fame

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 4, 2002

Albert Lea’s Alice Petersen was a 2002 inductee into the Minnesota Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame.

Alice has been a member of the Minnesota WBA for more than 42 years. She has held the following MWBA offices: director 19 years, second vice president four years. Alice has served as chairman of the following MWBA committees: Convention Rules 10 years, 600 Club Tournament Director four years, Annual MWBA Convention Workshop six years and Jamboree five years. She has also served as a member of the Performance Review and Jamboree committees.

Alice was chairman twice when Albert Lea hosted the state tournament and she has presented trophies to the winners of the MWBA championship tournament at their local Association meetings. She has been a delegate at the MWBA annual meeting for 15 years and has competed in 32 MWBA championship tournaments.

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A 42-year member of the Albert Lea WBA, Alice has held the following Albert Lea WBA offices: secretary 18 years and president eight years. Alice served as chairman and member of various committees over her 42 years of service with the Albert Lea WBA. Her committees included: banquet, BVL, finance and budget, tournament, hall of fame, nominating, YABA, star program, membership development, performance review and jamboree. She has contributed valued service to the sport of bowling by attending state and national meetings and bringing information back to the local bowlers and being a dedicated and active member and volunteer wherever needed.

Alice has also worked with the local 600 Club, created by-laws for the Albert Lea WBA Hall of Fame and served as a board member of the Albert Lea YABA.

Alice holds the following special honors and citations for bowling achievements at the Albert Lea City Championship Tournament: Actual All Events, Singles, Doubles, Team and also Handicap All Events.

Alice’s career high game is 253. Her career high three-game series is 651 and her career high season average is 176.

Alice has been a WIBC Delegate for 20 years and has competed in 29 WIBC championship tournaments. She served two years as a teller on the WIBC committee.