May 3, 2019
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Karlee Bowling, a senior forward at Rockwood High School in Rockwood, Tenn., has committed to continue her academic and basketball careers at Maryville College.
Bowling, a 5-foot-8 forward, was a two-time all-district and 2019 all-county performer for the Tigers and head coach Amy Breazeale. Karlee deposited 669 career points while bringing down 498 career rebounds.
"Karlee is an outstanding addition to our frontcourt," Maryville College Head Coach Darrin Travillian stated. "She is versatile enough to post and finish inside, and she can step out and make plays on the perimeter. Her toughness just might be her greatest attribute, and we can't wait to turn her loose on the boards this fall. She is a selfless teammate, who values winning above all. Karlee was the glue for her high school team, and she played on an excellent AAU team. She will be a tremendous asset to our squad next year."
Karlee is the daughter of Kristie Bowling.
She joins a Maryville College women's basketball program that has been led by Darrin Travillian for the past nine seasons. Travillian's squads have posted an amazing 193-61 career mark while going 92-16 in USA South Athletic Conference challenges over the past seven years. The program boasts eight Great South Athletic Conference titles, four USA South regular-season crowns, and a USA South tournament championship in 2015-16. MC's women's basketball has sent 22 squads to the NCAA post-season tournament, five under the direction of Coach Travillian.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2018 semester was 1,154.