HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS (JULY 21ST THROUGH 27TH)
July 28, 2014
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – This week’s Hawk Talk edition features UMES men’s basketball and bowling news.
Another week down, another new month coming soon. Shall we begin?:
Last week, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) released its 2013-14 Honors Court and University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) men’s basketball junior forward Ishaq Pitt (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was selected to this year's team. A total of nearly 900 student-athletes from 335 colleges and universities across the United States were presented with the award, the most in the history of the NABC Honors Court. This is the second consecutive NABC Honors Court for Pitt.
The squad finished 6-24 overall (4-12 MEAC) and named Bobby Collins as new head coach on April 8th.
Recently, the National Ten Pin Coaches Association (NTCA) announced the UMES women’s bowling team as the winner of the third annual team grade point average award (GPA).
"I am very proud of our team," said UMES Women’s Bowling head coach Kayla Bandy. "We worked hard on the lanes and in the classroom. The dedication that the girls put in was phenomenal and we intend to work that hard each season."
Last Tuesday (07/22), the squad inked two new recruits for the upcoming season: New York native, Melanie Copey, and Aruba's Thashaina Seraus.
"Building on an experienced and strong roster for next season, I am excited to have Copey and Seraus join us next year," said Bandy. "They both bring a disciplined physical game, a passion for the sport of bowling and the same dedication to success that our team prides itself on."
On April 17th, the Hawks wrapped up their season by finishing in fifth-place at the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships (ITC).
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