Singapore bowler Jazreel Tan wins third US Collegiate Bowler of the Year award

Singapore bowler Jazreel Tan is the US' Collegiate Bowler of the Year for the third year running. She bagged the women's award, which is given annually by the International Bowling Media Association in the United States.

The 23-year-old, a final-year sports management student at Wichita State University in Kansas, also earned a spot on the All-American first team for the fourth consecutive year, becoming just the second woman to achieve that feat.

Vicki Parker of Indiana State University was the first to accomplish that from 1983-1986.

Marshall Kent of Robert Morris-Illinois University won the men's award.

Tan was given the award during a banquet held in Nebraska, Lincoln where the Intercollegiate Singles Championships are ongoing. She is scheduled to play in the semi-finals of the event.

She said: "I feel very honoured to be recognised in a country that is not my own and for three years in a row, that is awesome."

Tan, a two-time Sportsgirl of the Year winner, has also won other accolades while playing for Wichita State, including the US National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association's Most Valuable Player Award in 2011.

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