UMES ATHLETES HONORED BY MEAC FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
Buja was one of four students with a 4.0 GPA this season
Buja was one of four students with a 4.0 GPA this season

May 15, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. — As the academic calendar wraps up for the 2013-14 season, many student-athletes for the Hawks are putting the finishing touches on a stellar season, both on the field of competition and in the classroom. Many of these students were honored by the school at the HARRY awards this past May 6th, and now they are being recognized by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) for their efforts.

66 UMES student-athletes made the Commissioner’s All-Academic Team, which was announced by the conference earlier today. These athletes were honored by the conference during their sport season, and have continued to retain a 3.0 GPA over the spring. The athletes are split 50/50 between men and women. The athletes, by sport, are:

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (6): Ashleigh Claybrooks (Sociology/Social Work), Breonna Evans (Exercise Science), Taryana Kelly (Criminal Justice), Shanyce Stewart (Engineering Technology), Shawnee Sweeney (Human Ecology/Dietetics), Chalyse Taylor (Business Administration),

BOWLING (4): Mariana Alvarado (Mechanical Engineering), Megan Buja (Human Ecology/Dietetics), Victoria Jones (Environmental Science), Tatiana Munoz (Rehabilitation Psychology)

SOFTBALL (5): Emily Diseroad (Chemistry), Carmen Frazier (English), Charisma Spencer (Finance), Rachel Vander Ven (Rehabilitation Psychology), Cherokee Williams (Sociology/Social Work)

WOMEN’S TENNIS (1):Reine Fowajuh (Biology)

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD (10): Evelyn Chappell (Criminal Justice), Crystal Crook (Exercise Science), Gayon Evans (Hotel and Restaurant Management), Taylor Folk (Human Ecology), Shantol Hemley (General Studies), Jazmine Holland (Criminal Justice), Jheniel Kelly (General Studies), Annis Mars (Rehabilitation Services), Margaret Wilmot-Francis (Criminal Justice), Nancy Yao (Criminal Justice)

VOLLEYBALL (7): Lauren Berry (Sociology), Amanda Hanson (Human Ecology), Petra Jerabkova (General Studies), Diara Lewis (Exercise Science), Jingqiao Li (Business Administration), Aleksandra Manolova (General Studies), Ashley Smith (Biology),


Bull was named to the All-Academic Team with a 3.6 GPA





BASEBALL (10): Dustin Aigner (Exercise Science), J.P. Black (Aerospace Engineering), Jordan Bone (Accounting), Connor Breslin (Business Administration), Stephen Bull (Business Administration), Nicholas Cooper (English), James DiBuo (Sociology), Michael Escanilla (Biology), Joshua James (MBA, Exercise Science), William Turley (General Studies)

MEN’S BASKETBALL (6): Mark Blackmon (General Studies), Iman Johnson (Sociology), Ishaq Pitt (Accounting), Isaac Smith (General Studies), Troy Snyder (Business Administration), Devon Walker (General Studies)

GOLF (7): Norman Blanco (PGA Golf Management), Paul Cecil (PGA Golf Management), Michael Ferguson (PGA Golf Management), Kevin Odell (PGA Golf Management), Keun Park (PGA Golf Management), Jon Seward (PGA Golf Management), Michael Veverka (PGA Golf Management)

MEN’S TENNIS (2): Wirlen Elame (Biology), Mohin Uddin (Engineering)


Aaron Chatmon also earned a 4.0 GPA while running in three track seasons





MEN’S TRACK & FIELD (8) Sodiq Amusat (Exercise Science), George Chandler (Biology), Aaron Chatmon (General Studies), Rico Duncan (Biology), Alonzo Jarmon (Exercise Science), Paul Jerry (Applied Design), Dillon Simon (Business Administration), Ramone Waite (General Studies)

The Hawks are part of 1,108 student-athletes from the MEAC’s 13 member institutions. “I am excited to highlight the 1,108 student-athletes who maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average during the 2013-14 academic school year,” said Commissioner Dennis E. Thomas.  “I would like to commend the administrators, athletic academic support staff and personnel, coaches, institutions, and parents for their contributions to the academic success of these student-athletes.”