Veverka places 16th in field of nearly 130, Gurrola throw 20.2 innings on mound
Bowling wins ninth title of year, softball sweeps SSU for first time in MEAC
Lady Hawks down by 11 with one minute left, get to one possession but cannot close gap
Benitez posts six RBI for softball, Walsh named All-American
Two UMES freshmen frontcourt players earn a place on the All-Rookie Team
The Lady Hawks "Go Green" as they take on Coppin State at the Hytche.
UMES takes on in-state rival Morgan State in the first round of the MEAC Tournament in Norfolk. (Photos by Mark Sutton)
See Megan Raymond's shots from Think Pink 2.20.13
2012-13: One of the top freshmen in the conference, earning a place on the All-MEAC Rookie Team ... top shooter on the team with 47.2 field goal percentage, averaging seven points and 5.6 rebounds a game ... played in 28 games with 15 starts ... two-time MEAC Rookie of the Week for periods ending December 10th and January 28th ... made debut at George Mason (11/13), scoring six points and grabbing seven boards ... near double-double at Mount St. Mary's (12/5) with 11 points and nine rebounds to aid earning MEAC Rookie of the Week ... shot 4-7 from the field for 10 points and five boards vs. Campbell (12/14) in Jacksonville ... earned MEAC Rookie of the Week after going 5-7 from the field for 12 points, six boards and two assists at Florida A&M (1/26) ... scored 17 points in off 7-9 shooting in home win over N.C. Central (2/4) ... grabbed 10 rebounds at Norfolk State (2/11) ... near double-double with 14 points, shooting 7-8 from the floor, and eight boards vs. Morgan State (2/16) ... another near double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds in overtime road win over Savannah State (3/7) ... grabbed 11 boards and eight points off the bench in MEAC Tournament game vs. Morgan State (3/11).
High School/Club: Lettered in basketball and volleyball at the Miller School ... 124th-ranked forward in H.S. Class of 2012 by ESPN ... named All-Central Virginia Player of the Year in 2012, leading the team with 12.8 points and 8.5 rebounds a game ... led Mavericks to two straight VISAA Division II state championship games, winning the state title in 2011, combining for a 51-11 record in those two seasons ... named All-VISAA First Team junior and senior year ... played with Fairfax Stars AAU team from 2009-11 and Blue Star Maryland in 2011.
Personal: Born Feb. 26, 1994 in Fair Oaks, Va. ... daughter of Melissa Claybrooks ... has two brothers, Jonnathon and Antonio ... major is sociology/social work ... personal best sports moment is scoring 28 points in a high school game in 2011 ... lists her Mom as most influential person for teaching her that nothing, no matter how bad the struggle, should hold you back from your dreams ... best non-athletic accomplishment was winning a high school essay contest ... plans to get her Master's Degree and become a sociologist for the government upon graduation ... favorite saying is "Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself" ... favorite book is Copper Sun by Coretta-Scott King ... favorite movie is "Baby Boy" ... personal athletic goal for the season is to become a better all-around player, especially defensively ... personal athletic goal upon graduation is to leave UMES with a MEAC Championship.