It's been a surprise to many to learn that more than 30 years ago, Robinson was one of the top female professional bowlers in the world. In recognition of her accomplishments, Robinson was recently inducted into the U.S. Bowling Congress Hall of Fame.
Robinson, then Cheryl Kominsky, was introduced to bowling at the age of 10, when she was living in Westchester, Calif., and was invited to a birthday party that included bowling. She took to the game immediately. Her mother agreed to pay for her bowling so long as she bowled over her average.