“To be nominated for an ESPY is something that is beyond my wildest dreams,” Kulick said when she learned of the nomination. “To be grouped among athletes who are the ‘best of the best’ is really an honor.”
Kulick has been bowling professionally since 2001 and was named the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Rookie of the Year. She came to national attention in August 2009 when she won the PBA Women’s Series World Championship and gained even more notoriety when she became the first woman to win the male-dominated PBA Tournament of Champions. Since then, she has gone on to win the U.S. Women’s Open title, the USBC Queens Tournament and the PBA Northwest Regional. This summer she is featured on the cover of US Bowler magazine.
Kulick was the 1997 and 1998 Collegiate Bowler of the Year while at Morehead State University (MSU) and was a four-time Collegiate All-American (1996-1999). In 1998, she helped guide MSU to an Intercollegiate Bowling Championship and garnered the first of two Intercollegiate Bowling Championship Most Valuable Player titles (1998, 2000).
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About the ESPY Awards
The ESPYs gather top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances. The 2010 ESPYs will recognize both sport-specific achievements, such as "Best MLB Player" and "Best WNBA Player," and best-in-sport winners, such as "Best Team" or "Best Female Athlete" that pit nominees from different sports against each other. The ESPYs honor ESPN's commitment to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a partnership launched with the late Jim Valvano at the inaugural ESPYs in 1993.
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