Maxine Allen

Maxine Allen

(1913-1995)

Maxine Allen

An alumna of Woman’s College, now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Maxine Allen ranked as the leading women’s bowler in North Carolina for more than two decades and was the nation’s top female duckpin bowler in 1952. She won numerous titles in her career including the prestigious United States Classic, the Dixie Classic and the National Duckpin Bowling Congress All Events Championship. Allen held more than 50 world records in duckpins for best scores in sets of consecutive games. Allen was a member of the 1962 National Duckpin Bowling Congress Hall of Fame, the 1972 North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, as well as the 2001 UNC Greensboro Athletics Hall of Fame classes.

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