Lady Hawks help former UMES standout pursue dream
University presents Hawks with some of the top academic awards.
UMES baseball places 10; Hawks bowling places seven
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
UMES Women's Basketball versus New Jersey Institute of Technology inside W.P. Hytche Center (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
UMES Women's Basketball versus Norfolk State University in the MEAC Tournament in Norfolk, Va. (Photos by Mark Sutton)
UMES Women's Basketball versus Coppin State University at the MEAC Tournament in Norfolk, Va. (Photos by Mark Sutton)
UMES Women's Basketball versus Hampton University (Photos by Llloydlee Heite & Megan Raymond)
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."
2013-14: Finished her final season participating in 20 games with 14 starts ... finished third on the team in total rebounds (156) ... selected to the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Commissioner's All-Academic Team ... recorded 10+ rebound in a game on 14 separate occasions, including five in her senior season ... grabbed 13 boards versus USC-Upstate (11/08/13) ... registered seven points and 11 rebounds in the overtime home victory over George Mason (11/23/13) ... had a career-high 20 boards in the home win over Lincoln (Pa.) (11/26/13) ... notched 18 boards at South Carolina State (12/30/13) ... tallied 11 boards and a season-high eight points at Savannah State (01/04/14) ... recorded eight points and seven rebounds at Bethune-Cookman (01/25/14) ... grabbed 10 boards in the overtime home victory over Delaware State (03/06/14).
2012-13: One of the top defensive players in the MEAC, finishing eighth in the conference with 7.3 rebounds per game ... totaled 161 rebounds and 33 steals in 22 games, including four starts ... grabbed at least seven rebounds in first 11 games played ... five points with nine boards in season opener at George Mason (11/13) ... scored eight points, all from the free throw line off 8-9 from the charity stripe, with nine boards in win over Towson (12/8) ... earned 12 boards and four steals in overtime victory vs. Norfolk State (1/12) ... career-high 17 rebounds and six steals with five points vs. North Carolina A&T (2/2) ... earned Thurgood Marshall College Fund Internship in the summer, working with the U.S. Air Force in Georgia ... member of the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team.
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