Academic All-Star: Ryan Page

By wbng sports

December 12, 2013 Updated Dec 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM EDT

(WBNG BINGHAMTON) Johnson City's Ryan Page has never bowled a perfect game, but he came close to that magic 300 number last year.

"My high game is 288," he says.

The senior is about as close to perfect in the classroom, too. His grade average? 99.3.

"I know his academics are straight up. He's a good student, good kid," says JC bowling head coach Eric Smith.

Page says his best two subjects in the classroom are history and math. That math knowledge, he says, helps him on the bowling lanes.

"With a math problem, there's always solutions. With bowling, there's always solutions, too. There's just different things you have to plug in," he says.

"If I notice that my ball is hanging outside, what you do with that is, you move a little right. If it's coming in too hot, you just move a little left."

"He can kind of foresee what the lane conditions are and how to adjust," says his coach.

Page leads Johnson City with a 205 average, and that high score of 288 is a special number, now that he's beaten his father's best score.

"When I passed those highs, it was pretty special to me..considering he taught me everything I know," Page says.

Now he aims to teach others. Next year, Page will attend SUNY Oneonta to become a history teacher.

"To see him leave at the end of the year...I'm happy for him. But at the same time, we'll miss him," says coach Smith.

"There's not too many colleges that offer bowling as a sport. If there were, I'd definitely do it," Page says. "I'll try to find a league maybe somewhere...and I'll definitely come back and watch the (Johnson City) matches."

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