Munoz and Copey also earn honors for academic prowess.
30 females and 28 males recognized by the conference for their dedication inside the classroom
Current & former student-athletes recognized at UMES Commencement
Munoz first Hawk bowler to win the prestigious award.
Hawks win their third straight and eighth overall conference title.
UMES 2015 Spring Graduation inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Jim Glovier & Submitted Photos)
2015 "The Harry's" (Photo by Lloydlee Heite)
See Megan Raymond's shots when UMES came from behind to win the 2015 MEAC Championship.
See Nick Sutton's shots from day two of the 2015 MEAC Women's Bowling Championship.
See Nick Sutton's shots from day one of the 2015 MEAC Women's Bowling Championships
"Tatiana has a lot of game in a small frame." said Sharon Brummell. "Her game is very elegant in the way she bowls. She has a lot of potential to grow in the college game. I expect her to learn a lot this season and develop throughout her career but she should be able to pick things up very quickly."
Personal: Born on January 17, 1993 in Ibague, Colombia...Daughter of Edgar Munoz and Sonia Vargas...She looks up to her two brothers, Camilo and Pablo...Favorite advice was given to her by her dad "Confianza y seguridad" which basically means "Trust yourself."
Memorable Moments: Tatiana Munoz came to UMES a true freshman from Colombia, the country that has produced Perez, Rodriguez and Ramirez. She has a solid international resume that includes over 40 national and international medals, including a silver medal in singles at the Colombian National Games in 2008. She was also the Colombian Youth Champion in 2005, 2009 and 2010 and took silver, two bronzes, and gold in singles at the 2009 Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas. Won a gold medal in trios at the 2013 PanAmerican Youth Championships.
2011-2012: Bowled in 11 team games, averageing a 196.73...High game of a 244 for the season, bowled at the Morgan State Invitational...Bowled in 21 Baker games.
2012-2013: Named to the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team...NCBCA All-Academic selection...Honorable Mention Academic All-NTCA...Knocked over 1,962 pins...Averaged 196.2 in 10 games...High game of 233 at the MEAC Northern Division Event 2.
2013-2014: MEAC Bowler of the Week (3/20/14)...Two-time UMES PRMC Athlete of the Week...Qualified and bowled in the XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships, one of 16 in the nation to do so...Part of the 2014 MEAC Championship Team... Named as an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award winner...The National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA) named her to their All-Academic Team for having a GPA of a 3.5 or above...The National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) named her honorable mention All-Academic (3.4 GPA or higher)...Received the Award of Excellence as the top student in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions...Named to the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team...Totaled 7,377 total pins...Averaged 194.13 in 38 games...High of 236 at the Kutztown Invitational...Bowled in 56 Baker games.
Bowled in the 2014 Concecabol, or the Central American Games. She took gold medals in doubles and trios as well as the all events team gold. She took silver in the individual all events as well...In the Team Colombia Trials she finished second in the Under 23 (Youth) and Second Tier (bowlers who have not qualified for the Colombian Adult Team in the past five years) Divisions, and eighth overall in the Adult Division with an average of 195.88 and total pinfall of 12,536. The second place finishes in the Under 23 and Second Tier Divisions qualifies Munoz for the Iberoamerican Championship and the Central American and the Caribbean Championship events which will be held in the Dominican Republic. She also qualifies for the Central American Youth Championship which will be held in Panama, as well as the South American Youth Championship in Chile and the World Youth Championship held in Hong Kong.