HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS (JUNE 16TH THROUGH 22ND)
Gayon Evans (pictured) named UMES PRMC Athlete of the Week
Gayon Evans (pictured) named UMES PRMC Athlete of the Week

June 23, 2014

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – This week’s Hawk Talk edition features men’s tennis receiving NCAA honors and recent graduate Gayon Evans (Clarendon, Jamaica) being named UMES Athlete of the Week, and more.

Finally, summer is here! So turn down for what:

MEN’S TENNIS

Last week, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) men’s tennis team was honored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for earning top scores in the classroom by receiving the NCAA Public Recognition Award.

UMES was among the 275 NCAA Division I institutions, including five Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) schools, to place at least one team on the top APR list.

For a complete list of recipients honored with the NCAA Public Recognition Award, visit www.NCAA.org.

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

Last Monday (06/16), Evans was named the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) Athlete of the Week for the ninth time this season. The Hotel & Restaurant Hospitality Management-major was the last UMES student-athlete competing in the 2013-14 season as she qualified for two events at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. (June 11-14).

On the same day (06/16), the U.S. Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its All-America honors and Evans was acknowledged as she earned Honorable Mention after her performance at the NCAA Championships.

Evans wrapped up her career with a personal best in the 100-meter dash, posting an 11.47 time.

For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com.