McClelland inducted into local bowling hall of fame
By GEOFF STOUTE
MORGAN CITY — Jim McClelland was inducted into the Morgan City Bowling Association’s Hall of Fame during the association’s annual awards banquet Saturday.
McClelland, who began bowling as a teenager, continued to participate in the sport until health issues made him give up the sport, according to a biography provided by the association.
McClelland said he was “thrilled” and “honored” to be inducted into the bowling hall of fame.
“I bowled here for many, many years and have many, many friends and teammates throughout all those years,” he said. “I know most of the members of the hall of fame, and I’m honored and humbled to be selected to the hall of fame.”
McClelland bowled in Franklin until 1976 and has since bowled in Morgan City and New Iberia.
During college, he was captain of the LSU bowling team from 1972-1975.
The 1975 bowling squad qualified for national where they placed fifth.
He owns a high series of 789, a high game of 300 and a high book average of 214.
Among his other accomplishments through the years include four-time Senior Bowler of the Year, three-time member of the city championship team, two-time city doubles champion, city singles champion and city all-events champion.
While he can no longer bowl, he still visits the bowling lanes.