UWG Alum Qualifies for National Bowling Team

Friday, July 12, 2013

University of West Georgia alumnus David Johnson was recently named a qualifier for the United States Virgin Islands National Bowling Team. Johnson currently lives in St. Croix and is a partner at Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP, a management consulting company specializing in management consulting, risk management and scorecard development.

Johnson and his nine teammates were selected to represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at the 2013 Concecabol Tournament in Cali, Colombia with a men’s and women’s team. In addition to the team event, participants competed in singles, doubles and trios. This tournament was a championship for South and Central America and the Caribbean. The team has competed against some of the top bowlers in the world representing 13 countries including Mexico, Venezuela, Panama, Colombia and others. Johnson even had the opportunity to meet a professional bowler whose career he has followed over the years.

“I watched Venezuelan bowler Amleto Monacelli compete on TV as a professional for over 20 years,” said Johnson. “He is in the bowling Hall of Fame, and I had the unbelievable opportunity to bowl with him.”

The men’s team that Johnson led qualified as an alternate for the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games that will take place in July 2014.

“To be honest, I didn’t know when I joined the Virgin Islands Bowling Federation and participated in this tournament that I was going to be a part of the national bowling team,” Johnson said. “Now that I am, I’m looking forward to more tournaments and being more competitive in the future.”

Johnson, who was the top scorer for the USVI team, has been an avid bowler for over 29 years, even finding time for the hobby while at UWG.

“I started bowling with my grandfather when I was 10 years old,” he said. “Even in college, my fraternity Kappa Sigma traditionally won the bowling tournament for intramurals.”

Johnson graduated from UWG in 1996 with an associate’s degree in computer science and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in business information systems and management. In 2011, he endowed the David A. Johnson Applied Econometrics and Analytics Fund at UWG, which provided the financial resources to the Richards College of Business and Department of Economics to begin offering courses in Econometrics and Business Analytics using SAS statistical software. Because of the program’s incredible success, David has pledged to make an additional donation.

For more information on Johnson and other UWG alumni, please visit westga.edu/alumni.