Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, has been selected to serve on the United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors starting with the 2016-2017 season.
O’Neill was selected to serve as an athlete representative on the USBC Board. He fills the spot opened when Mike Fagan chose not to seek reelection and O’Neill’s term will run through the 2018-2019 season.
A seven-time member of Team USA, O’Neill captured 24 medals in international competition, including 15 golds. He retired from Team USA earlier this year but continues to compete on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour.
He captured his seventh career PBA title when he won the PBA/PWBA Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles with Shannon O'Keefe this summer.
“I appreciate the opportunity to serve on the USBC Board,” O’Neill said. “This is a great chance for me to give back to the sport that has provided me with so much throughout my career.”
O’Neill earned All-America honors each of his four years at Saginaw Valley State University and the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA) named him Most Valuable Player in 2003 and 2004.
He joined the PBA Tour in 2005-2006 and earned Rookie of the Year honors. He won his first two titles during the 2009-2010 season, including the U.S. Open title.
For more information on the USBC Board, go to BOWL.com/Board.
United States Bowling Congress: The United States Bowling Congress serves as the national governing body of bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). USBC conducts championship events nationwide including the largest participation sporting events in the world – the USBC Open and Women’s Championships – and professional events such as the USBC Masters and USBC Queens.
Founded in 1895, today USBC and its 2,500 state and local associations proudly serve more than a million members. USBC is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, working toward a future for the sport. The online home for USBC is BOWL.com.