UMES ATHLETICS TOP MOMENT #9: BULL & CAMPBELL EARN NATIONAL AWARDS
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) athletics department countdown continues with baseball’s Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.) and Byron Campbell (Waldorf, Md.) earning National Player of the Week honors.
In mid-April, Bull was awarded two different National Player of the Week honors, one by Louisville Slugger and another from NCAA.com. The achievement was the first in the history of the UMES baseball program.
Bull’s accolades came after he went 15-for-22 (.682) across a five-game span. The senior was four hits shy of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I record for most consecutive hits after he was 10-for-10 over the course of four games.
During that same span, he went a perfect 5-for-5 in a performance against Navy and led the Hawks to their first sweep of the Midshipmen in program history.
Bull finished his collegiate career third on the all-time hits list (189) and was named the 2013-14 UMES Male Athlete of the Year. Other notable awards included selections to the 2014 All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) First Team, the 2014 College Sports Madness All-MEAC Tournament Team, and an Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Corvias Player of the Week nod.
Nearly two weeks later, Campbell was named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) National Player of the Week. The honor came a day after he was named MEAC Player of the Week.
The senior hit .591 over a six-game stretch, including two homers at Delaware State University (DSU). His effort helped the Hawks sweep a twinbill against the Hornets, the first from a Hawk outfit versus DSU in over a decade.
Campbell finished his Hawk career second on the all-time hits list (197). Along with Bull, the Waldorf-native was selected to the 2013-14 All-MEAC First Team and the 2014 College Sports Madness All-MEAC First Team. Campbell was also named an ECAC Corvias Player of the Week.
In two weeks, both Hawks combined for seven player of the week honors, including three from the MEAC.
2013-14 UMES Top Moment Countdown Schedule
Moment #1: Friday, August 29
Moment #2: Thursday, August 28
Moment #3: Wednesday, August 27
Moment #4: Tuesday, August 26
Moment #5: Monday, August 25
Moment #6: Friday, August 22
Moment #7: Thursday, August 21
Moment #8: Wednesday, August 20
Moment #9: BULL & CAMPBELL EARN NATIONAL AWARDS
Moment #10: LONG’S GAME-WINNER OVER GEORGE MASON
Moment #11: ALVARADO & BUJA NAMED ALL-AMERICA
Moment #12: UMES CLAIMS FIFTH STRAIGHT MEAC GSR TITLE
Moment #13: VEVERKA SHATTERS PROGRAM RECORD
Moment #14: COLLINS & RENS ERAS BEGIN
Moment #15: SOFTBALL MAKES ESPN DEBUT
The 2013-14 UMES athletic season was a memorable one filled with incredible moments, championship performances and individual achievements on and off the playing field. To make way for the 2014-15 season, UMES athletics will count down 15 top moments from a year ago, based on subjective opinion by UMES administrative staff, coaches and student-athletes. The list not only recognizes academic commitment and winning, but also the spirit and pride infused into the campus. A new moment will be revealed each weekday, counting down to the start of competition for the year on Friday, August 29th.
For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com