Megan Buja (pictured) made the final round of the NCAA Top Elite 89
Megan Buja (pictured) made the final round of the NCAA Top Elite 89

July 21, 2014

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – This week’s Hawk Talk edition features UMES bowling alumni.

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Recently, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) women’s bowling program has seen numerous alumni show their talents on large tournament stages. Maria Rodriguez (Ibague Tolima, Columbia), a 2011 UMES graduate, won the 2014 United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Queens title. Megan Buja (Rockford, Ill.) secured the 3rd Annual Ladies Search Tournament in Vernon Hill, Ill. Anggie Ramirez (Bogota, Colombia) reached the finals in the 2014 Storm InsideBowling.com Open in St. Louis, Mo.

"We are very proud of all of our bowlers, current and former," said UMES women’s bowling head coach Kayla Bandy. "They represent us well wherever they go and we are elated to call them all Hawks!"

After nearly two weeks of voting, Buja made the final round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Top Elite 89 competition. Buja was among the top 10 vote getters in the contest. She took fourth-place in the first round, followed by another solid turnout in the second round to propel her to the championship round.

"We really appreciate the support shown for Megan in this contest," said G. Stan Bradley, Associate Director of Athletics. "Everyone has rallied around Megan to support her and I know she appreciates it as well."

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