Jean Hollingsworth Robertson

Jean Hollingsworth Robertson

  • Year Inducted : 2006
  • Sport : Bowling

About Inductee


Jean Robertson is a lifelong resident of Madison County and went to West Huntsville Elementary and High School. After high school, she attended Florence State Teachers College and received her B.S. degree in Education. Jean started her teaching career in Lauderdale County and later taught in the Madison County School System before joining the Huntsville City School System in 1957. She taught at Butler High School until she retired in 1981. Jean says, I had a wonderful and supportive family devoted to bowling for many years. My father, mother, uncles, aunts and friends inspired me to do my best at whatever I did. My late husband, Douglas Robertson, also supported my bowling and helped me to do the best I could. Each one was a great impact on my bowling accomplishments. Her accomplishments in bowling are many and range from being a charter member of the Huntsville Womens Bowling Association in 1954 until she was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service in 1989. During these years, she received several Bowler of the Month awards in three different decades. She was a charter member of the Alabama Womens Bowling Association in 1958 and has been elected to the office of President, Secretary and Treasurer in both the Huntsville Womens Bowling Association and the State Womens Bowling Association. In 1977-1978, she won first place in the State Champion of Bowlers in the Victory League. In 1985, she won the Alabama Womens Seniors Tournament Singles title. In 1986, she represented the Alabama Womens Bowling Association at the National Senior Tournament in Las Vegas where she finished seventh in the Senior Group. There were 37 states represented at the tournament; therefore, it was quite an accomplishment to finish seventh. Jean said, This was indeed a great experience for me to represent the State of Alabama in the WIBC Fifth Annual Senior Championship. In 1987, she teamed up with her sister, Shirley Jenkins, to win the Huntsville Womens Bowling Association City Tournament-Doubles Championship. One of the things that she is most proud of is working with high school bowling programs to help students develop the proper skills used in bowling leagues and tournaments.

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