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Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ibague Tolima, Colombia

High School:
La Presentacion

Handed:
Right

04/13/2014

MARIANA ALVARADO EARNS NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP HONORS

Junior All-American becomes the seventh UMES bowler to earn the award.

03/15/2014

MUNOZ & ALVARDO EARN SPOTS IN THE SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP

A pair of Hawks took third and fourth in the singles field of the Allentown, Pa. sectional.

12/20/2013

UMES WELL-REPRESENTED IN COLOMBIA TEAM TRIALS

Four Hawks represent in their home country.

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.

07/25/2008

PHOTOS FROM NCAA CHAMPIONS DAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE, 2008

View Photographer Mark Sutton's photos taken at The White House when UMES attended for the 2008 NCAA Champions Day.

Personal: Born Jan. 25, 1989, in Ibague Tolima, Colombia...Daughter of Celmira Ospina and Ramiro Rodriguez...Has one sister, Eliana...Majoring in Marketing...Person that has had the most influence is her mother...Future plans include to continue bowling...Hobbies outside of bowling include golfing...Favorite movie is "The Butterfly Effect"...Personal athletic goal for the season is to win the NCAA National Championship.

International: Won the 2005 Colombian Junior National Championship...Finished second place in the 2007 Central American Junior Championships...Member of the Colombian National Team that competed in the 2007 World Women's Bowling Championships in Mexico...Has a personal-best high game and series of 280 and 721, respectively...Bowled in the 2009 WTBA World Women's Championships held in Las Vegas, Nev. where she rolled a perfect game in the fourth game of doubles play. The 300 game is only the fourth bowled in the history of the event...She averaged a 210.5 for the block her 300 appeared in and saw her duo (she was partnered with Alejandra Mora) finished 44th out of 108 pairs...She averaged a 186.50 in the singles event, a 190.33 in trios (her team was 23rd out of 68 trios) and had a 202.00 team average...Her team was 13th out of 35 teams...Rodriguez also got the opportunity to bowl with countrywoman Clara Guerrero, formerly of Wichita State University, who went on to win the All-Events title and the Master's gold medal...Rodriguez was 92nd out of 228 bowlers overall.

2007-2008: Named Second Team All-American after only bowling the second semester...Honored with the Coach's Award...Was MEAC Bowler of the Week twice (Jan. 31 and March 6)...Appeared in 40 games and took out 8,188 pins...Had a 204.7 average, the highest on the team...Had a high game of 259 at the Holiday Bowl Classic at Alabama A & M on March 1.

2008-2009: Named First Team All-American...MEAC Player of the Year and First-Team All-MEAC Performer...Named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner's All-Academic Team...Was MEAC Bowler of the Week four times (Nov. 3, Jan. 25, Feb. 4, Feb. 15)...Appeared in 74 games and took out 14,780 pins...Had a 199.73 average, the highest on the team...Had a high game of 279 at the Lady Bulldog Classic at Bowie State on Jan. 24.

2009-2010: Named a National Tenpins Coaches Association (NTCA) First-Team All-American... Earned MEAC Player of the Year honors (second straight)...Garnered MEAC First-Team honors... MEAC Preseason Bowler of the Year...Rolled a game high 277 at the Fright Knight Invitational where she was named an All-Star....Rodriguez was a four-time All-Tournament team selection and recorded five top ten finishes...Tallied a pin fall of 11,432 over 56 games...Averaged a 204.14 for the season...Named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference a2010 Commissioner's All-Academic Team...One of 400 athletes nationally selected to attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum...Named UMES Female Athlete of the Year.