Her bowling career has spanned for over 30 years. Denise is a very likeable person who is always ready to help with whatever is needed to be done. Besides being an outstanding bowler, she has served on the KWBA Board of Directors and has been a league officer for many years.
Game - 290
Series - 741
Average - 180
|1985-86||Team Event—Tau Lab||Handicap-Division 3||3081|
|1985-86||Team Event—Bates Welding||Actual-Division 2||2366|
|1987-88||Doubles w/Kathy Exmeyer||Actual||1183|
|1987-88||Doubles w/Kathy Exmeyer||Handicap||1312|
|2007-08||Team Event—Go’s Girls||Actual||2678|
|2007-08||Doubles w/Robin Johanning||Handicap||1445|
|2009-10||Team Event—Go’s Girls||Actual||2262|
|CITY OF FIRSTS MIXED/SENIOR TOURNAMENTS TITLES|
|1997-98||Kokomo Mixed Team #32||Handicap||2697|
|2009-10||Mixed Doubles w/Floyd Russell||Actual||1319|
|2009-10||Kokomo City Senior, A Division||Handicap||2586|
|Team Champion–Mixed Nuts|
- 1988-89 KWBA Director
- 1989-90 KWBA Director
- 2002-03 KWBA Director
- 2003-04 KWBA Director
MAJOR BOWLING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- 2008—USBC Women’s Championship Tournament, Detroit, Michigan, Team 10th Place (2524)
- 2008—Indiana State 6th place in Doubles with Robin Johanning
- 2006—UAW Team National Champions (Detroit, Michigan)
- 2007—UAW Team Regional Champions (Indianapolis)
- 2009—UAW Team Regional Champions (Indianapolis)
- 2009—UAW Doubles Champion with Lisa Cook
- She has been a member of the 600 Club since 1980 and in 1987 and was the 600 Club 2x2 Tournament Champion.
OTHER UAW TOURNAMENT BOWLING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- 2002—Team Actual and Handicap, Wonder Women (Martha Aders, Lois Turner, Karene Painter, Sharon Wood, Lisa Cook)
- 2004—Team Handicap, Wonder Women (Annette Smith, Denise Russell, Colleen Holaday, Sharon Wood, Lisa Cook); 1st Doubles Handicap (Lois Kelley, Lisa Cook); 3rd Singles Handicap.
- 2005—Team Actual, Wonder Women (Annette Smith-570, Lisa Holaday-511, Beth Perkins-599, Sharon Wood-450, Lisa Cook-550)
- 2006—Team Actual, (Annette Smith, Colleen Holaday, Beth Perkins, Sharon Wood, Lisa Cook); UAW International Tournament-6th Singles Actual
- 2009—Team Actual and Handicap, Doubles Actual and Handicap (Lisa Cook & Denise Russell); 4th All Events Handicap-1866
- Denise rolled a 741 series on a 176 average bowled on November 15, 2000, in the Scratch Draft League; she earned the KWBA Gold Award, which is presented for the highest 3-games scratch series bowled in the association for that season with an average of 151 or higher.
- On October 6, 1999, Denise bowled 11 strikes in a row for a 290 game. First frame was a converted 7 pin. She has also earned 2 All Spare Game awards and 1 Triplicate award (3 179 games)
- As a league bowler, Denise had served as an officer in the Computerettes League for 15 years (1981-96) as President, Secretary, or Treasurer. She also earned the league high average honors 4 years with a 168 average.