UMES tops all five MEAC North teams twice to improve to 19-1 in conference play.
Hawks go 3-0 on the final day, topping FDU twice to claim the Classic Championship.
UMES goes 4-1 on the second day and will be the top seed in the bracket finals.
Hawks stand in second overall, trailing by just 104 pins.
Six-time MEAC Champions sit atop the division standings after one weekend of play.
Se Megan Raymond's shots from the award presentations at the 2013 UMES Hawk Classic
See photos from Day 1 of the 2013 UMES Hawk Classic, sponsored by Brunswick.
See Joey Gardner's shots of the UMES student-athletes receiving Proclamations from the Town of Princess Anne.
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.
Personal: Valerie Riggin joined the Hawks as a mid-year freshman in 2011-12, hailing from Vista, California...She is the daughter of Maria and Richard Riggin, whom Valerie lists as her biggest supporters...She attended Rancho Buena Vista High School where she earned academic honors in 2010 and 2011 and played volleyball the same years...Her bowling squad was league champions in 2010 and made the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Playoffs as a top-four seed in 2010 and 2011, winning in 2010...She won the 2011 JBT Las Vegas Main Event before starting her career at UMES...She volunteers her time with Youth Bowlers for Success and Invisible Children...Her favorite saying is "It's More important to look ahead then look back," and her favorite book and movie are Mind Gym by Gary Back and The Blind Side, respectively.
2011-2012: Riggin appeared in five team games and averaged a 199 and knocked down 995 pins....High game of a 222 in the Morgan State Invitational...Bowled in nine Baker games.
2012-2013: Named UMES Athlete of the Week on Nov 12...MEAC Bowler of the Week on Nov 13...Totaled 1,267 total pins...Averaged 211.17 in 6 games...High of 237 at the MEAC Northern Division Event 2...Bowled in 16 Baker games.