Two former Hawks will finish top-10 in the most prestigious women's bowling event in the world.
Junior All-American becomes the seventh UMES bowler to earn the award.
Hawks return five and add three newcomers in hopes of another title.
UMES baseball places 10; Hawks bowling places seven
Recent graduate rewarded for all of her successes.
See John Peterson's shots from Nebraska as UMES topped Wichita State to earn a berth in the finals.
T'nia Falbo, Andre Walsh & Anggie Ramirez were all All-Americans & graduated with honors. See the photo shoot before the Spring 2013 Graduation.
See John Peterson's images from the Hawks capturing the 2013 USBC Collegiate National Championship.
See Mike Carter's shots from day two of the 2013 NCAA Women's Bowling Championshps.
See some of the action and emotion from day one of the 2013 Championships.
Personal: Born Sept. 4, 1990, in Latrobe, Pa....Daughter of Jennifer and Anthony Falbo...Has two sisters, Justyne and Taylor...Majoring in Accounting...Pre-match routine is focusing on the match...Personal best sports moment is winning states and being named bowler of the year...Most influenced by her parents because they have been there to push her through when she wanted to give up...Best advice received: You never get a second chance to make a first impression...Favorite movie is The Proposal.
High School: In high school Falbo carried a 3.5 GPA...She finished up her bowling career, carrying the best average in the state at 206...Was named the 2009 Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League Girls Bowler of the Year...Led Hempfield to its first title in over five years...Her team was 2nd in Section and 1st place at conferences....Posted a high game of 299 and high series of a 777...At WPIBLS (42 schools) she won Girls Hi Average w/ a 206.53 and High Series w. a 708...MVP and captain of the team for 3 years, and picked for MVP for WPIBL's as well...Was No. 1 pick for ALL WPIBL's TEAMS
T'Nia's second sport is Softball...Leads the team in most RBI's, Hits, HR's, and bats 4th...Last season was named/picked ALL-SECTION...MVP three years in a row and team captain...Named the 2009 Tribune-Review softball player of the year...Led the Lady Spartans to their first WPIAL Class AAAA softball title, playing in, perhaps, the toughest section in the WPIAL (1-AAAA)...Falbo was 13-4 with a 1.53 earned-run average and 125 strikeouts in 110 innings...All four of her losses were by one run, including a 1-0 to Shaler in the PIAA quarterfinals...Hit cleanup and batted .358 with one home run and 19 RBI and has a .583 slugging percentage...Earned Section 1-AAAA all-star honors last season.
2009-2010: Finished 36th out of 521 bowlers at the 2010 Junior Gold Championships...Was 19th at the 2010 USBC International Singles Championships, Chattanooga Sectional...Named MEAC Bowler of the Week for Feb. 22-28, 2010...Rolled a career high 246 at the Holiday Collegiate Bowling Classic, finishing 7th overall and averaging a 206.25 for the event...Bowled in 23 games and knocked down 4,318 total pins...Averaged a 187.74 for the season... Named a National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Academic All-American... NTCA 2010 Brunswick Academic Honoree.
2010-2011: Named MEAC Bowler of the Week for Nov. 28, 2011...She posted a pinfall of 1,043 averaging a 208.60 over five games at a MEAC North Meet, including three plus 200 games and a then career-high 256 in the win over No. 16 Morgan State. She would roll her career high, a 290 as a substitute at the Hawk Classic. She also posted a career high in tournament average at the meet in College Park, Md... Bowled in 31 games and knocked down 6,150 total pins...Averaged a 198.39 for the season...Saw action in both the NCAA and USBC Collegiate finals where UMES became the first college bowling team to win both championships in the same season...Named to the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team
2011-2012: Recorded a Top 50 (41st/600) finish at the 2011 United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Junior Gold Championships...All-Tournament Team at Kutztown Invitational...Named MEAC Bowler of the Week and the Primetime Performer of the Week for women's bowling from CollegeSports360 the first week of February...Named to the Prairie View A&M Invitational All-Tournament Team...Named MEAC Bowler of the Week and Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll for women's bowling from CollegeSports360 the second week of February...Won third MEAC Bowler of the Week honor the third week of February...MEAC Bowler of the Year...MEAC Championship All-Tournament Team...NTCA Third-Team All-American selection...Most Outstanding Performer at the NCAA Championships...BWAA Collegiate Bowler of the Year Finalist...NTCA All-Academic Recognition...MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team...UMES Female Athlete of the Year...High game of a 280, the highest in the MEAC that season...Bowled in 60 team games and averaged a 203.97...Bowled in 78 Baker games.
2012-2013: Named MEAC Bowler of the Week on Mar 21...Named UMES Athlete of the Week on Apr 22...All-MEAC First-Team selection...Named to the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team...All-Tournament team at the MEAC Championships...Named Third-Team All-American...USBC ITC All-Tournament Team...Chris Stoehr Sportsmanship Award winner...NCBCA All-Academic selection...Named MEAC Woman of the Year...Third-Team Academic All-NTCA...Total pinfall of 12,504...Averaged 198.48 in 63 games...High game of 258 at the NCAA Championships.