Rodriguez, Ramirez & Buja all show their talents on large tournaments' stages.
UMES Bowling looks to defend their tournament title from 2013.
Four Hawks represent in their home country.
Hawks return five and add three newcomers in hopes of another title.
UMES baseball places 10; Hawks bowling places seven
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 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.
Personal: Born Nov. 28. 1990 in Bogota, Colombia...Daughter of Yira Perea and Enrique Ramirez...Has one sister, Cassandra Ramirez and one brother, Sabastian Ramirez...Majoring in Computer Science, Business Concentration...Person that has most influenced her is her Mom, who was on the Colombian National Volleyball Team for 12 years and does everything she can to make sure she has the same experiences...Personal Best Sports Moment is bowling in the World Games in 2009 facing Korea in the mixed double finals...Best advice received: "An eye for an eye makes the who world blind."...Hobbies outside of bowling include shopping and listening to music...Favorite author is Dan Brown...Before graduation wants to win the NCAA Championship and be named MEAC and NCAA Player of the Year...Is left-handed...Been bowling for approximately nine years...Something she wants people to know: " I can not be more proud of two things, my family and being Colombian"
International: Ramirez has a very impressive resume as she placed ninth overall in the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung, China at the end of July with an average of 197.4 pins...She has also been Bogota's Junior Champion eight times in different youth categories...Three times National Youth Champion...Member of various Colombian national Teams...First place National Games 2008...Firs place South American Games 2010...First place National Championship 2002-2009...Central American and Caribbean Youth Champion 2009...Silver Medal in Mixed Doubles at World Games 2009...Third place American Youth Championship 2008...American Junior Champion 2006...Gold Medal in Mixed Doubles, South American Games 2010...Holds ten National singles titles from 2002-2008....Won the UNCOLI Volleyball Championship in 2005
2009-2010: Named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year... National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Academic All-American...MEAC Bowler of the Week for the week of November 22-28...Rolled a high game of a 265 and high tournament average of a 213 at a MEAC Northern Division Match-Up...Posted a pin fall of 8,926 over 47 games...Averaged a 189.91 for the season. NTCA 2010 Brunswick Academic Second-Team Selection.
2010-2011: Named a Third-Team All-America selection by the NTCA...Named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference All-MEAC First-Team...MEAC Bowler of the Week on November 27...Posted a pin fall of 8,928 over 44 games...Averaged a 202.91 for the season with a high of 278...Named to the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team...a 2011 Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar...Part of first bowling team in history to win both the 2011 NCAA & USBC Collegiate National Championships in the same season.
2011-2012: Named the Pre-season MEAC Player of the Year and First-Team selection...Named MEAC Bowler of the Week four times (Nov,. 14 & 23, Dec. 8, Jan. 26)...Featured video blogger on NCAA.com...MVP of the Hawk Classic...New Year's Knockdown All-Tournament Team selection...First-Team All-MEAC Selection... NTCA Second-Team All-American selection...NTCA All-Academic Selection...MEAC Commissioner's All_Academic Team selection...Her 277 was the highest game in league-only play.
2012-2013: Named MEAC Bowler of the Week on Nov 25, Jan 22, Feb 5, Feb 13, Mar 7, Mar 21...Named UMES Athlete of the Week on Nov 19, Jan 21, Mar 18, Mar 25, Apr 22...MVP of the New Year Knockdown...MVP of the Prairie View Invitational...All-Tournament Team at the DSU Capital Classic...All-Tournament Team at the Music City Classic...MEAC Bowler of the Year...Named to the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team...MVP of the MEAC Championships...IBMA College Bowler of the Year Finalist...Named First-Team All American...USBC ITC All-Tournament Team...NCBCA All-Academic selection...First-Team Academic All-NTCA...Totaled 12,740 pinfall in 60 games...Averaged 212.33 with a high of 279 at the UMES Hawk Classic and Prairie View A&M Invitational.