LaVerne Carter

Superior Performance

LaVerne Carter
City: Las Vegas
State: NV
Inducted: 1977

Dubbed the "Blonde Bombshell," Mrs. Carter was as well-known for her colorful, high-kicking style on the lanes as for her ability to knock down pins. She won the all-events championship in the 1951 USBC Women's Championships and added a team title in 1974. Mrs. Carter, a resident of Los Angeles and St. Louis in her peak years, teamed with Marion Ladewig to win the 1958 and 1959 BPAA national women's doubles tournament. In 1964, she won the BPAA All-Star tournament and was named Bowler of the Year. She also owns two Professional Women Bowlers Association titles. She maintained a 183 average in more than 30 years of USBC Women's Championships participation. In 1995, she became a member of the PWBA Hall of Fame in the Pioneer category.