HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS (JUNE 9TH THROUGH 15TH)
June 16, 2014
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – This week’s Hawk Talk edition features UMES Athlete of the Week, track & field weekly results, and more, including Bowling Youth Camp and the passing of Sandy Gilliam.
Another slow week of news, but this week summer is here! Let’s get you caught up:
Last Monday (06/09), Megan Buja (Rockford, Ill.) was named the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) Athlete of the Week for the third time this academic year. Despite her season ending two months ago, Buja has continued to collect accolades, including her most recent award, 2014 Capital One Academic All-American ® Division I Team.
On April 17th, the Hawks wrapped up their season by finishing in fifth-place at the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) ITC.
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Last week (06/11-06/12), senior sprinter Gayon Evans (Clarendon, Jamaica) wrapped up her collegiate career by posting a personal best at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championships in Eugene, Ore.
Last Wednesday (06/11), Evans finished sixth-place, 19th overall, in the 100-meter dash; however, set a new career-best with 11.47 seconds.
The next day (06/12), Evans posted a 23.93 time, just under a second behind the first place finisher. Despite a great race, she finished 21st overall in the 200-meter dash; thus, ending her lustrous career.
BOWLING YOUTH CAMP
On June 24th, the women’s bowling team and WeekHawk Kid’s Club will host a one-day youth camp on the campus at the Student Service Center (SSC) inside the Sharon D. Brummell Lanes.
"I'm really excited to offer this chance to the children of our faculty, staff and community," said UMES Women’s Bowling Head Coach Kayla Bandy. "It encourages education in the sport of bowling, will be a lot of fun and it goes to benefit the University!"
For more information on the camp, please Click Here.
Last month (05/16), UMES lost a legend as Roosevelt “Sandy” Gilliam, Jr. died inside his Lancaster, S.C. home after a lengthy illness. The former UMES Athletic Director was 81 years old. In 1962, Gilliam became athletic director, succeeding the legendary Vernon “Skip” McCain and served for six years. In 1999, he was inducted into the UMES Athletic Hall of Fame.
To read more about Sandy Gilliam, please Click Here.
For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com.