Senior pitcher was runner-up for inaugural award
Men's track places nine, women's track, baseball and men's basketball place seven
Baseball has valiant run at MEAC Tournament, Buja named to CoSIDA All-District team
Anais qualifies for NCAA Championships in 800m, Gonzalez fans career-high 11
Karim Gonzalez, Byron Campbell and Stephen Bull earn all-tournament honors
2012: 2011-12 UMES Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... named to the MEAC All-Tournament Team after throwing a complete game against Bethune-Cookman (5/19), pitched eight innings with just one earned run and a career-high 11 strikeouts in final UMES pitching outing ... served as a relief pitcher and mid-week starter, making 19 appearances with five starts ... finished with a career best 5.06 ERA, going 1-6 in 42.2 innings with 37 strikeouts ... threw four innings in start against Mount St. Mary's (3/13), allowing two runs with three strikeouts ... followed up with two straight two-inning relief appearances of scoreless baseball at North Carolina Central (3/21) and vs. Mount St. Mary's (3/28), combining for four strikeouts ... earned victory over Coppin State (4/6) after pitching scoreless ninth with Hawks walk-off win ... pitched a save by finishing a game against Coppin State (4/7), allowing one run in the ninth inning in a 6-5 win ... started Senior Day against Delaware State (5/12), throwing six innings with two earned runs and striking four in a no decision ... named to the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team ... delivered Commencement speech to Class of 2012.
2011: Named 2010-11 UMES Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... made 22 appearances on the mound, including seven starts ... finished with a 2-6 record with an 8.47 ERA in 50.1 innings, including a save ... struck out 43 batters, third on the team ... first two starts: allowed just one run in five innings each with combined 11 strikeouts against George Washington (2/23) and Longwood (3/1) ... earned save with a scoreless inning of relief against Florida A&M (4/22) ... named to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner's All-Academic Team.
2010: Went 1-9 with a 7.34 ERA, making 16 appearances with 11 starts ... completed one game against North Carolina A&T (4/18) ... threw 68.2 innings, surrendering 101 hits and 78 (56 earned) ... struck out 36 batters ... earned victory against Florida A&M (4/25), throwing six innings with three strikeouts ... struck out a season-high five against Campbell (3/16), Norfolk State (4/11) and North Carolina A&T (4/18) ... recorded six quality starts.
2009: Went 2-8 with an 8.71 ERA in 17 appearances ... started 13 games, completing one ... threw 63 innings, giving 85 hits and 70 runs (61 earned) ... struck out 34 ... earned complete-game win against Florida A&M (4/19), surrendering 10 hits and four runs with season-high seven strikeouts ... had three one-inning hitless relief stints against Lehigh (2/25), George Washington (3/5) and La Salle (3/12).
High School/Club: Graduated from Universidad Panamericana Preparatoria with an honorable mention ... played handball at the school, was top scorer on the team in 2006 ... team was second in Mexico that season ... played baseball for San Remo, winning Centropoiltan-Mexico City League championship in 2010.
Personal: Born Aug. 30, 1989 in Mexico City, Mexico ... son of Rosalia Loyola Acevedo and Abraham Gonzalez Velazquez ... has a brother Kevin, and a sister, Eunice Gonzalez Loyola ... major is history ... earned the Academic Excellence Award in 2009 ... pregame routine includes playing chess to help himself to focus ... personal best sports moment was striking out 18 against Costa Rica in the 2006 Panamerican Games ... lists his Dad as person who most influences him for being living proof that great things can be done even against the odds ... personal best non-athletic achievement is being earning back-to-back UMES Scholar Athlete of the Year awards ... plans to play professional baseball and pursue a Master's degree upon graduation ... favorite saying is "Nothing is impossible for him who will try." ... hobbies include reading, chess and playing computer games ... favorite book is the Iliad by Homer ... favorite movie is "The Lord of the Rings" ... personal athletic goal this season is to maintain a sub-3.00 ERA ... personal athletic goal upon graduation is to get drafted.