Tenpin Bowling Australia has paid tribute to Hall of Fame member, Jean Soderlund, who passed away on 31 October 2019.
“TBA is deeply saddened by Jeans’ passing and our thoughts and prayers are with are with her family at this sad time,” TBA CEO Cara Honeychurch said today.
Jean Soderlund was born in NSW and started bowling in 1962 at about the time of the formation of the ATBC.
In the first Australian Championships, she won the Open Grade Singles event and was in the line-up of the winning team in the Women’s Open Division.
Her bowling achievements established her as a legendary figure in the period leading up to her retirement from the game in the late 1970’s. She was playing Captain of the NSW Women’s Rachuig team for five of the nine occasions she played for her state.
She represented Australia in World and Zone championships and was Captain of the Women’s medal winning teams in Milwaukee in 1971 and again in London in 1975.
Soderlund was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1984.