Unlike some athletes who started playing their sport at a young age, Leah Glazer didn’t grow up bowling. In fact, this year is only her ninth year involved with the sport.
“Basically, I had done every other sport and quit,” she said. “Then, I started going bowling for fun, and the more that I did it, the more I realized I really enjoyed this.”
This season marks Glazer’s first at Nebraska after spending her first two years at Arkansas State. She learned of the opportunity to bowl on a Division I scholarship in college and decided to pursue it.
After deciding to pursue collegiate bowling, Glazer began focusing on the sport and finding ways to improve. That focus is how she got started reading books about psychology and mind games, something she still does today.
As an escape from bowling, she said she turned to exercise to push herself to figure out how far she’s willing to go.
“That’s all I’ve done for the past few years besides bowling, is finding ways I can be better while still enjoying what I’m doing,” she said.
What she enjoys most about bowling is how it provides a space for her to focus on herself and go out and compete, Glazer said. She did just that at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, earning first-team all-state honors in both her junior and senior seasons. She won the Nevada Class 4A state championship as a senior, bowling a three-game series of