Coed Varsity Bowling · Player Interview – Ruthie Rakowski


Recently, I have had the great pleasure of getting to ask some bowling and schooling-related questions to none other than Ruthie Rakowski, a long time friend of mine. Here is the interview.

Q. What are you most looking forward to in the bowling season this year?

A. As of right now, I am most looking forward to possibly having a season. Our season just got delayed for three weeks due to a Covid spike. Other than that, I am looking forward to my senior night the most.

Q. How long have you been bowling?

A. I have been bowling for 14 years.

Q. What’s been your favorite part of bowling?

A. My favorite part of bowling is the feeling I get when I let go of a ball, and I know it’s going to be a strike.

Q. Are there any new team members you hope to leave a lasting impact on this season?

A. We only have one new member this year on the girls team, but as for the boys team, we have several new members that I’m hoping to coach and push forward in their bowling careers.

Q. What do you believe you can do better on the alley?

A. I believe that my mental game can improve significantly. I always get down on myself when I don’t hit my mark on the lane. my mental game is what holds me back most.

Q. What is your favorite subject in school?

A.  My favorite subject in school is more of an elective, but it would definitely be choir with Ms. Bourget!

Q. What are your favorite hobbies outside of school?

A. Obviously bowling, but other than that I love to sing and play with my dogs.

Q. Are there any sports you wish we could have at Hanover that we currently don’t?

A. I definitely think it would be cool to have a curling team.

Q. What are your post-highschool plans? How do you feel knowing that highschool is coming to an end soon?

A.  I plan on committing to Elmhurst university to bowl for them and to pursue a degree in criminology and become a forensic science technician. I’m kind of sad that high school is coming to an end so quickly, but I am also so excited to finally start my life.

Once again, thank you very much to Ruthie Rakowski for just being the person that she is, being a kind and caring individual to all those around her. She is one of the student leaders in the Campus Life youth group as well, and gives a lot of her time to just improving the lives and livelihoods of others. Thank you for being you, Ruthie.