UMES BOWLERS RECOGNIZED BY MEAC FOR ACADEMIC PROWESS
March 20, 2014
NORFOLK, Va. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) women's bowling team had four student-athletes earn academic recognition from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) earlier this week. Mariana Alvarado, Megan Buja, Victoria Jones and Tatiana Munoz all were named to the list.
Alvarado (Leon, Mexico), Buja (Rockford, Ill.), Jones (Baltimore, Md.) and Munoz (Ibague Tolima, Colombia) were four of the 33 student-athletes honored by the MEAC for having a 3.0 GPA or better and being a sophomore, junior or senior at the institution in the 2013-14 athletic year.
"I applaud our bowling student student-athletes who have maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average during the current academic school year," said Commissioner Dennis E. Thomas. "In addition to acknowledging the accomplishments of these student-athletes, I also commend the athletic academic support staff, personnel and coaching staffs who contributed to the academic success of these student-athletes."
UMES was tied for second with the most-student athletes recognized. Three of the Hawks are freshmen and were not eligible for the honor.
The Hawks are headed to the MEAC Championships this weekend in Chesapeake, Va. March 21-23 and look to defend their conference championship.