Becky Kregling, a USBC Silver Certified Coach, is in her 20th season as the women’s bowling coach at Sacred Heart University. Kregling led the program to its first-ever Northeast Conference Championship in the 2009-10 season, capturing the crown in just the event’s second season in existence. € e Pioneers made it two titles in three years under Kregling as SHU hoisted the NEC Championship at the end of the 2011-12 campaign.
Kregling has helped the Pioneers produce four All-Americans, a National Rookie of the Year, and five NCAA Tournament appearances (2004-05, 2007-2008, 2012). She was named Eastern Intercollegiate Bowling Conference (EIBC) Coach of the Year twice, in 2001-02 and 2002-03.
She was a member of the NCAA National Women’s Bowling Committee from 2003-06, serving as chair for the 2005-06 season. She has been the secretary/treasurer of the New England Bowlers’ Association (NEIBA) since 1998, and was elected Vice-President of the National Tenpin Coaches’ Association (NTCA) in March 2006.
Her personal bowling statistics are impressive, competing regularly until 2000. Kregling’s resume includes a career high average of 232 as well as 13 perfect 300 games and five series over 800. She started bowling at age ten and in 1985 was named the Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow, awarded annually by the NGB to the best youth (under 21) bowler. In 1986, she won the Women’s Sports Foundation Up and Coming Award - the first and only time that award has been given to a bowler. In 1987, she was the National Bowlers’ Journal Women’s Singles Champion.
In 2007, Kregling became the second woman in the 44- year history of NEBA to win a tournament. Ironically, the first woman is a former SHU athlete and professional tour champion Jennifer Swanson.
She competed for Bunnell High School in Stratford, CT, winning numerous all-conference awards. Kregling is a member of the Bunnell High School Hall of Fame.
Kregling attended Eckerd College in Florida and earned a BS in Computer Science. She took a semester off during college and competed on the women’s professional bowling tour, finishing in the money in six of the seven tournaments she entered.
After college Kregling earned a spot on Team USA in both 1996 and 1997. During that time Team USA won the 1997 Federation Internaionale des Quilleurs Gold Medal, the 1997 World Team Challenge National Championship, and the 1997 Women’s International Bowling Congress Team Championship.
Kregling was elected to the Women’s All-Star Association Hall of Fame, winning ten titles during her career.