Addie Ruschmeyer

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Addie Ruschmeyer
City: White Plains
State: NY
Inducted: 1961

Ruschmeyer's career bowling career hit a peak in 1933 when, sporting a 183 average, she was chosen as the only woman member of Uncle Joe Thum's bowling team, which competed in Europe for international honors. She bowled against female stars from all nations, defeated all comers and became the first U.S. woman to win a women's international championship. In 1952, at age 73, Addie scored 579 to lead her team to the local association championship in White Plains. Her career, which spanned 60 years, saw her still active and inspiring bowlers in the New York area well into her 80s.