Bowling wins USBC Championship, women's track finishes third at Morgan Legacy meet
Senior allows just three earned in seven, UMES limited to just four hits
Lady Hawks edged in eight innings in opener, UMES swipes seven bags altogether
UMES tally just three hits, pitching dominates play
Lady Hawks give NSU first MEAC loss of year, Gomez connects for two doubles
2012-13 (Senior): All-MEAC Second team honoree as an outfielder ... Started and played in all 49 games for Lady Hawks ... led team and was 11th in MEAC in batting average (.350) ... stood third in MEAC in walks (24) and ninth in on-base percentage (.444) ... led UMES in three categories and was second in slugging (.434), homers (two) and hits (50) ... PRMC UMES Athlete of the Week (April 29) ... finished year with 17 RBI, 34 runs and 106 putouts ... began season on eight-game hit streak and 12-game reached base streak ... recorded 16 hits in 10 day period from March 10-19 ... had 14 multi-hit games on year ... went 2-for-3 with one run and one triple in season opener against St. Peter's (Feb. 9) ... was 2-for-3 with two runs, three RBI and one homer in UMES' 13-10 victory over Morgan St. (April 27) ... posted just one error in final 21 games as everyday centerfielder (44 putouts)
2011-12 (Junior): Started in 34 games for the Lady Hawks... was second in hits with 27 ...third in doubles with 5 ... tied in second for triples with 1 ... slugging percentage (.430) ... on base percentage (.375)
2010-11 (Sophomore): Started in 46 games, including 30 at shortstop ... hit .254 with three doubles and 17 runs batted in ... tied team lead with a pair of triples ... walked nine times with just six strikeouts ... stole five bases in as many attempts.
2009-10 (Freshman): Named team Rookie of the Year ... Started all 34 games for the Lady Hawks ... Led the team in batting average (.233), slugging percentage (.288), on base percentage (.333) and walks (10) ... Tied for first on the team in hits (17).
High School: Earned a varsity letter in softball all four years ... Also earned team MVP honors and First Team All-Conference honors as a starting shortstop all four years ... Had a batting average of .680 her junior year ... Team was 2008 and 2009 State Tech Tournament Champions ... Member of the Jersey Jemz club of Willingboro, N.J. ... Made the Principal's Honor Roll her freshman and senior years ... Was secretary of her H.S. FBLA Chapter. Personal: Born September 18, 1991 in Mount Holly, N.J. ... Daughter of Beverly James and Joseph W. James, Jr. ... Has one sister, Rasheida, and one brother, Justin ... Nickname is Jay-Jay ... Major is Accounting ... Personal Best Sports Moment was hitting a grand slam to lead her high school team to victory against Burlington City High ... Plans after graduation include becoming a CPA, playing softball and enjoying life ... Hobbies outside of sports include dancing and reading ... Favorite book is The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah.