Guion-Firmin places seventh at NCAA Championships, seven games played between baseball and softball
Sanders ties career-high with 25 points, trio of seniors conclude collegiate careers
Lady Hawks seek first semifinal berth since 2009
Hawks shatter MEAC Tournament record with 28 points allowed, Agbasi posts third double-double of year
UMES enters the Joel as the 6-seed, will play 11-seed Savannah State on Monday
2011-12: UMES's top scorer of the season, avergaing 13.5 points per game to finish with 404 points, 11th in the MEAC ... scored in double digits in 22 games this season, including eight 20+ point games ... team's leader in steals with 44, third in rebounds with 172 (5.7 per game) ... one of two UMES players to start all 30 games and score in each contest ... began the year with six double-digit scoring games, capped by 22 points off 7-11 shooting and 7-9 from the free throw line at UMBC (12/3) ... scored 22 points with six rebounds and career-high four assists at Old Dominion (12/21) ... earned 20 points, going 9-12 from the free throw line, with six boards in road victory over Delaware State (1/14) ... near double-doubles with 10 points and eight rebounds vs. Florida A&M (1/21) and 23 points and nine boards vs. Lincoln (1/25) ... shot 10-14 from the field for career-high 25 points with eight rebounds in road win over North Carolina Central (1/30) ... matched career-high mark with 25 points in win over Norfolk State (2/6), following up with 23 points in road victory over Morgan State (2/11) ... scored double digits in final four regular season games ... finished season with 25 point, eight rebound performance vs. Florida A&M in the MEAC Tournament (3/8).
2010-11: Started 23 contests for the Lady Hawks, appearing in 25 total ... averaged 9.5 points per game, including 11.6 in conference play ... had 13 double-digit point games ... team's top free throw shooter at 74.3% ... began season with nine points and five boards against UMBC (11/14) ... scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds vs. Long Island (12/8) ... earned season high 19 points, including 8-8 free throw shooting, at Canisius (12/28) ... had two double digit scoring games with 15 and 11 against Florida A&M (1/15) and Bethune-Cookman (1/17) respectively ... grabbed season high eight boards with as many points vs. Coppin State (1/22) ... had eight straight double digit games in contests which she appeared from Feb. 5 to Mar. 8, including 15 on the road at Florida A&M (2/12) and 17 points against Morgan State (2/21) ... scored 10 points and took six rebounds in MEAC Tournament win over Delaware State (3/8).
2009-10: Appeared in 17 games, starting 16 ... Averaged 11.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists ... Second on the team in points per game ... Fifth on the team in rebounds per game ... Fifth on the team in assists per game ...Fifth on the team in steals per game (1.2) ... Collected a double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds) at Morgan State on Jan. 25 ... Scored a career-high 22 points at Manhattan on Nov. 22 ... Pulled down a career-best 10 rebounds at Morgan State ... Tallied four assists at Long Island on Nov. 24 and at North Carolina Central on Jan. 7 ... Scored in double digits in nine games ... Led team in scoring in five game ... Led team in rebounding twice.
2008-09: Sat out season.
High School: Earned letters in basketball and volleyball at Edison Tech High School ... Honor roll student four years and Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Won gold medal in Empire State Games in 2007 ... Was two-time All-Greater Rochester Team member ... Earned 10 Player-of-the-Week nods ... Was MVP of the Ronald McDonald game ... Helped team to top spot in conference ... Tallied 1,000 career points ... Had career highs of 38 points and 15 rebounds ... Played AAU in Rochester, N.Y. for the Empire Dragons ... Team won the Penn State Tournament in 2007.
Personal: Born April 2, 1990 in Rochester, N.Y. ... Daughter of Barbara and Willie Sanders ... Has one brother, Willie and one sister, Kendall ... Major is Criminal Justice ... Pregame routine includes sleeping and listening to music ... Best sports moment is winning a gold medal in the Empire State Games in 2007 in New York, N.Y. ... Most influential people are her parent, whenever she needs them despite any differences they have ... Upon graduation, she plans to become successful and continue graduate school in North Carolina ... Favorite saying is "Stop treating the right people wrong and the wrong people right" ... Hobbies include shopping, listening to music and hanging out with friends ... Favorite movie is "Love and Basketball" ... Personal goal for the season is to grow as an athlete ... Personal athletic goal before graduation is to win a championship and make first team All-MEAC ... Anything else you would like known about you: "I could not have chosen a better team to be a part of. The bond and the chemistry that this team shares is unbreakable. I am proud to be a Lady Hawk."
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