One central Georgia teen is taking her talents to the next level. Northside senior Cara Stasel committed to Emmanuel College Tuesday on a full bowling scholarship.
Stasel trains at the Robins Bowling Center on Robins Air Force Base, and has been a member of the State All-Star team.
She says she's been bowling since she was three years old.
"It's exciting, it's a great challenge for me. I like competing and it's just fun," says Stasel.
Striking pins is in her family.
"I can't even describe how proud I am, sad because she's leaving me, but very proud of her she deserves it," says Stasel's mother, Angie Stella.
One of her coaches, Marge Corzine, describes her technique, saying " She's a very quiet young lady, she's very methodic in her bowling." Corzine says Stasel is a natural.
Stasel explains what it takes to get a scholarship to bowl. "Balance, passion, you need a clear mind pretty much, "says Stasel.
13WMAZ asked if she ever scores higher than her mom. "We don't like to talk about that, but yes she does," says Stella.
Stasel says, "I always wanted to be a professional bowler, so hopefully this helps me get there."
Her mother says, "I think she has the skills to do it so I will back her all the way."
Emmanuel College is a private, Christian, Liberal Arts school in Franklin Springs, Georgia, about 30 minutes north of Athens.
Stasel says her best score was 279 with a 674 series, the series being the total of three games.