College Signing

Kori Smith to bowl for N.C. A&T State University

June 9, 2014 

Kori Smith signs her bowling scholarship with N.C. A&T State University with her parents (seated) Glenn and Dawn Fagan, (standing, from left) her coach Ryan Woodward, Garner athletic director Nelson Smith, principal Drew Cook, Garner faculty bowling representative Erin Bennett and Melissa Morrow, youth program director at Buffaloe Lanes in Garner.

COURTESY OF JASON BOYETTE — COURTESY OF JASON BOYETTE

Parents: Glenn and Dawn Fagan

High School: Garner

Also Considered: University of Pikeville (Ky.), Alabama State, University of Cumberland (Ky.), Norfolk State

Major: Animal Science

Notable: Kori started bowling at age 5 and started competing in tournaments at age 10. Her career-best game is a 279 and her top (three-game) series is a 713. … She likes the competition she experiences in bowling. “I like that (competing) and getting to know new people,” Kori said. “Bowling’s never the same one day to the next. There’s something different all of the time.” … She learned bowling in college could be in her future after her older sister, Christy, looked at the possibility of bowling in college five years ago. … Kori’s more memorable tournament was her fourth place finish in the N.C. State Finals where she bowled that 713 series. … She carries a 4.6 GPA and plans to become a veterinarian.

Compiled by D. Clay Best

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