Stewart will spend summer in Warner Robbins, Georgia with the U.S. Air Force
Lady Hawks down by 11 with one minute left, get to one possession but cannot close gap
Lady Hawks looking to snap a four-game losing streak
UMES defeated Morgan State at Homecoming 54-50
Karona Roach and Sha-Kiyla Finney to play final game at the Hytche Athletic Center
UMES takes on in-state rival Morgan State in the first round of the MEAC Tournament in Norfolk. (Photos by Mark Sutton)
Batchelor on Stewart: "She will fill a void left by April McBride with her ability to score and rebound. She is athletic and tough which will improve our paint play and effectiveness overall."
2011-12: UMES's top rebounder, earning 6.9 boards a game to total 200 on the season, good for 11th in the MEAC ... finished with six double-digit rebound contests ... played in 29 games, starting 21 ... finished wih 59 points, 26 steals and 18 assists ... started the season with 11 rebounds vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/15) ... grabbed 11 boards in victories at American (11/30) and vs. Delaware State (12/3) ... scored eight points, including 4-4 on free throws, with 10 rebounds and three steals at Penn State (12/11) ... earned six points and rebounds vs. Florida A&M (1/21) ... career-high 15 rebounds at Hampton (2/18).
2010-11: Started 12 games as a freshman, including 28 appearances during the season ... averaged 2.3 points and three rebounds a game ... scored first UMES career points against Syracuse, scoring five with three rebounds (12/1) ... followed up with four points and five boards vs. Manhattan (12/6) ... stole five with six boards against Wake Forest (12/20) ... got seven points and six rebounds in first MEAC game at South Carolina State (1/8) ... earned first double digit point contest with 12 points on the road versus Delaware State (1/13) ... had three rebounds in MEAC Tourament game against Morgan State (3/9).
High School/Club: Earned four letters in basketball at Mount Vernon High School ... Scored 968 points and tallied 1,200 rebounds with career highs of 22 and 20, respectively ... Given Carolyn Walters Scholar-Athlete Award (2010) ... Was named league MVP as a junior (2008-09), all-section for four years, all-league final three years ... Named third team all-state in 2008-09 and to the first team 2009-10 as a senior ... Garnered Journal-News First Team All-Star honors final two seasons of high school ... MSG Honorable Mention All-Tri-State Team honors in 2010 ... Named All-Westchester County in 2009 and 2010 ... Part of Section I Super Seven in 2010 ... Team was two-time Section I Championships (2008, 2010), appearing in the championship four straight years ... Won regular-season titles all four years and was regional champions in her junior and senior seasons ... Made state Final Four in junior and senior seasons and regional semifinals in 2008-09 ... Won Slam Dunk Tournament (2007-08) and Tappan Zee-Rockland Tournament (2009-10) ... Played for NYC Gauchos club team in Bronx, N.Y. ... Team won Boo Williams Tournament and appeared in Nike Nationals semifinals.
Personal: Born April 21, 1992 in East Meadow, N.Y. ... Daughter Rochelli Stewart ... Has one sister, Kia and one brother Keshan ... Major is Engineering Technology ... Made the honor roll all four years of high school ... Pregame routine includes reading and listening to Young Jeezy ... Best sports moment is winning her first state championship as a junior because it showed that you can overcome any obstacle ... Most influential person is God because he went through a lot being doubted and abused and he always forgave ... Upon graduation, she plans to get her master's at Columbia University ... Best advice received is "Be true to yourself, depend on yourself, be a self-motivator" ... Hobbies include reading, texting and going out ... Favorite book is True to the Game ... Favorite movie is "Baby Boy" ... Personal goal for the season is to overachieve, leading UMES to the NCAA Tournament ... Personal athletic goal before graduation is to win the MEAC every year.
STEWART'S CAREER STATISTICS