Cassandra Leuthold is one of the best college bowlers in the country and she says having Asperger’s syndrome is one of the reasons why.

The University of Nebraska senior is a three time All American and was named this year’s women’s MVP in college bowling.

“I had a rough childhood,” Leuthold says referring to her struggle with Asperger’s, but bowling, which she started at age 4, was always a bright spot. “It’s a very critical thing that you must have that skill to block out the outside world to hone in on the tasks that you’re doing. With having Asperger’s, that benefits me.”

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Leuthold spends up to 15 hours a week practicing and compares her relationship to the sport with a marriage. She plans to go pro after graduating, reports ABC News. To read more click here.