Volleyball, Track & Field and Women's Bowling receive Proclamations.
UMES bowlers excel on the lanes and in the classroom.
Hawks top Pikeville 2-0 to win their fifth National title in the last six years.
UMES opens match-play undefeated.
UMES grabs a big win over Shockers.
See Joey Gardner's shots of the UMES student-athletes receiving Proclamations from the Town of Princess Anne.
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.
See Tim Fuller's shots from the event the night before the championships.
Like many of the other international bowlers at UMES, Alvarado has competed all over the world. "We have become known for our international bowlers," said former head coach Sharon Brummell, who recruited her. "But you can't beat that experience, they bowl in different countries all the time, there is national pride and bragging rights on the line constantly. It is a big situation and when they come here they bring that with them. Mariana's very talented but combine that with her experience, and she will be a big part of our success this season."
Personal: Born September 21, 1992 in Mexico...Daughter of Gerardo Alvarado and Martha Nava...Has one sister Daniela and one brother Gerarado...majoring in aerospace engineering...best advice received "always give 100%"...favorite book is Like water for chocolate by Laura Esquivel...Goals for this year help her team make history again.
Memorable Moments: Mariana Alvarado (San Carlos, Mexico) is another international standout and the first in UMES' program from Mexico. Alvarado bowls for Team Mexico and will go to Thailand in 2012 representing her country. She has over 100 national awards in bowling and was in Finland at the world youth championships last year where she finished in the top 50. She was the 2008 under 16 Pan-Am Games Champion in San Salvador and in the 2011 games, took gold in trios and silver in teams when it was held in the Dominican Republic.
2011-2012: Named the schools second ever MEAC Bowling Rookie of the Year... recorded a 9,683 total pinfall...averaged a total 189.86 for the season...high game of 247.