Few bowlers have the list of accomplishments of Robin Romeo. In her 20-career on the Professional Women’s Bowlers Association (PWBA) tour, she won 17 national titles including the U.S. Open and Sam’s Town Tournament of Champions. She won 12 Western Regional titles, six Women’s All-Star Association titles and even took home first place in the West Coast Men’s Senior Tour, the first woman to do so.
Perhaps most notable are the 77 consecutive tournaments she qualified for match play and the 80 consecutive tournaments she won money in, both PWBA records. In 1989, Romeo reached the pinnacle of her career as she captured the Women’s Bowler of the Year Award from the Bowling Writers Association of America.
18 years later and Romeo is still finding ways to rewrite history. In July, Romeo became the first woman to make the finals of the United States Bowling Congress Men’s Senior Masters in the 15-year history of the tournament. She also competed in the Women’s U.S. Open in August, the first time the event has been in held since 2003.
The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is proud to make Robin Romeo the first female bowler to ever grace the Hall.