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Paula Vilas
Paula Vilas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Santo Domingo, Dominican Repub

Last College:
Univ. of APEC

Height:
5-8

Handed:
Right

04/30/2012

UMES BOWLERS TO APPEAR ON DELMARVA LIFE TODAY

Coach Kristina Frahm and pair of Hawks provide tips for the recreational bowler.

04/24/2012

UMES BOWLING KICKS OFF BUSY DAY WITH TV APPEARANCE

Hawks will make several appearances today, including the Championship Celebration.

04/20/2012

NO FOUR-PEAT; HAWKS ELIMINATED IN FOURTH ROUND OF ITCs

UMES tops West Texas but falls in a slugfest with top-seed Wichita State.

04/15/2012

HAWKS SOAR HIGHER; WIN BACK-TO-BACK NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

UMES defends National title with 4-2 defeat of FDU in NCAA finals.

04/13/2012

BACK AGAIN; UMES IS BACK IN THE NCAA FINALS; TOP HUSKERS 4-1

Hawks will look for back-to-back titles.

05/06/2012

The 2012 NCAA National Champions Celebrate their win!

See photos from various events, celebrating the 2012 NCAA Women's Bowling National Championship UMES won again this year.

04/15/2012

The 2012 National Championship Match

See some of the action and the awarding of the 2012 NCAA Women's Bowling Championship.

04/14/2012

The 2012 NCAA Bowling Championships

See some of the action from Day 2 of the 2012 NCAA Women's Bowling Championships.

04/14/2012

The Pre-Championship Bowling Banquet, April 11, 2012

See some of the shots from at the Bowling Banquet held prior to the start of the 2012 National Championships.

04/12/2012

2012 NCAA Women's Bowling Championships Day 1

See Matthew Bliss's photos from day one of the the 2012 NCAA Women's Bowling Championship in Wickliffe, Ohio.

Personal: Born Nov. 13, 1988, in Argentina...Daughter of Maria Gabriela Morine and Victor Vilas...Has two sisters, Luicia and Rocio Vilas and two brothers Matias and Lucas Vilas...Majoring in Marketing...Person that has had the most influence is her mother...Future plans include to continue bowling...Hobbies outside of bowling include playing Guitar Hero...Favorite movie is "The Notebook"...Personal athletic goal for the season is to "win everything."...Two-sport athlete, member of the UMES Women's Tennis Team

International: Member of the Dominican Republic National Team... Bowled in the 2009 WTBA World Women's Championships held in Las Vegas, Nev... She averaged a 203.83 for the block in her duo...finished 75th out of 108 pairs...She averaged a 208.5 in the singles event (41st out of 228), a 196.50 in trios (her team was 26th out of 68 trios) and had a 197.83 team average...Her team was 20th out of 35 teams...Vilas was 64th overall out of 228 bowlers.

2008-2009: Vilas tallied 8,544 pins in her first season, shortened by three months since she didn't start at UMES until January...She bowled in 45 games and averaged a 189.86 and rolled a high game of a 244 on February 28, 2009 at the Holiday Collegiate Bowling Classic. Made her collegiate debut at the 2009 Mid-Winter Classic in Jonesboro, Ark...Vilas tallied a 935 individually on day two of the event with an average of 187 in her first outing.

2009-2010: Named a National Tenpins Coaches Association (NTCA) Second-Team All-American...Garnered MEAC First-Team honors...MVP of the Eastern Shore Hawk Classic...MEAC Bowler of the Week for the week of November 15-21...Rolled the first 300 game in school history at the Kutztown Invitational and rolled a high tournament average of a 220.33 at the Mid-Winter Classic...Named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 2010 Commissioner's All-Academic Team...Tallied a season pin fall of 12,144 over 62 games, both were team highs...Averaged a 195.87 on the season.

2010-2011: Garnered MEAC Second-Team honors...Named MEAC Most Outstanding Player of the 2011 MEAC Championships...MEAC Bowler of the Week on January 26th...All-Tournament Selection at the Big Red Invitational...Tallied a season pin fall of 8,276 over 41 games...Averaged a 201.85 on the season...Part of first bowling team in history to win both the 2011 NCAA & USBC Collegiate National Championships in the same season.

2011-2012: Named to the Pre-season MEAC First-Team.