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Martha Perez-Schmitz
Martha Perez-Schmitz

Hometown:
Bogota, Colombia

High School:
English School

Height:
5-8

Handed:
Right

10/25/2011

UMES STARTS SEASON RANKED AS NATION'S TOP TEAM

Hawks look to defend a pair of national titles with new line-up.

Personal: Born Nov. 16, 1987, in Bogota, Colombia...Daughter of Constanza Ostos and Juan Manuel Perez...Has one brother, Juan Esteban...Graduated with a degree in Sociology, currently studying to get a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling...Person that has influenced her the most is her mother...Favorite movie is "Zoolander"...Wants people to know that, "Colombia is not what everybody thinks it is, it is just another country like any other, maybe with more problems, but it is a great place to live and everybody should visit."

International: Finished second in English School on the 2006 International Baccalaureate results...Won the Colombian Juvenile Nationals Finals in 2006...Member of the Columbian National Team...Won the gold medal in the All Events category of the 2009 Colombian Nationals over the summer...Won the 2009 Colombian Youth National Championships...Won the 2010 Colombian National Championship (30 & under) and earned three silver and two gold medals at the contest.

2007-2008: Earned NTCA Academic All-Star honors...Totaled 10,031 pins in 52 games...Averaged 192.9 for the year with a high of 268 coming on Jan. 26 at the Bowie State Invitational...Highest tournament average was 212.2 in five games at the Holiday Bowl Classic at Alabama A & M on March 1.

2008-2009: Named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner's All-Academic Team...Totaled 14,170 pins in 75 games...Averaged 188.93 for the year with a high of 253 coming on Fe. 28 at the Morgan State Invitational...Named MEAC Championship Most Outstanding Performer...Second-Team All-MEAC Selection.

2009-2010: Named a National Tenpins Coaches Association (NTCA) Third-Team All-American...National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Academic All-American...Earned MEAC First-Team honors...Garnered three straight MEAC Bowler of the Week awards...Earned All-Tournament honors at the Lady Bulldog Classic, the Kutztown Invite and the Mid-Winter Classic...High game was a 278 at Bowie State....High tournament average was a 216.6 at Mid-Winter Classic...Tallied a pin fall of 9,845 over 52 games for the season...Averaged a 189.33 for the year... Recognized by UMES at the 57th Annual Honors Convocation for exemplary scholastic achievement... NTCA 2010 Brunswick Academic First-Team Selection...One of 400 athletes nationally selected to attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum.