UMES HEADS TO MEAC CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SEARCH OF SIXTH TITLE
Megan Buja at last season's MEAC Championships.

Megan Buja at last season's MEAC Championships.

March 22, 2013

NORFOLK, Va. - The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will host its annual Women's Bowling Championship this weekend, Friday March 22-Sunday March 24, in Chesapeake, Va. at the AMF Lanes. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is looking for their sixth league title overall after falling in the semi-finals last season.

The Hawks, winners of the Northern Division for the fourth time in six seasons, leads the pack into the event, ranked third in the nation in the latest NTCA poll. Delaware State, Hampton and Morgan State will also represent the division. Norfolk State won the southern division and will look to repeat as league champs. Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M and North Carolina A&T will also be competing.

Howard, Coppin State and North Carolina Central were eliminated from the championship field due to their regular season standings.

UMES has dominated this season, taking first place in nine of the 12 events they bowled, taking second in the other three. They are the two-time defending NCAA Champions. This season the Hawks posted a 27-3 overall MEAC mark, going 14-1 in team games and 13-2 in Bakers. Hampton was responsible for two of those losses.

Norfolk State went 21-3 in the league, 11-1 in team games and 10-2 in Bakers.

The action begins today, March 22nd with qualifying rounds of five team games. Saturday begins the best-of-seven Baker series in a bracket format.

Sunday will feature the semi-final round at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with the championship finale. That match will be recorded and aired via tape-delay by ESPNU on Monday, April 1 at 10:30 p.m.