Forty-five UMES student-athletes were named to the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team Friday.
Forty-five UMES student-athletes were named to the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team Friday.

May 22, 2009

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Forty-five University of Maryland Eastern Shore student-athletes have been named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner's All-Academic Team, the league announced Friday.

The team honors student-athletes who are in sophomore academic standing and above and have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

Of the 45 total Hawks on the team, 27 are women. The UMES baseball team placed nine on the list, the most of any team at the school while eight softball players earned the distinction.

UMES had more on the team than three other MEAC schools, beating out Norfolk State (42), Florida A&M (30) and Coppin State (29).

A complete list of UMES honorees is below:

Women (27): Jennifer Davis (Bowling, Sociology), Katherine Brown (Bowling, Applied Design), Jamie Culbreth (Bowling, Hotel Restaurant Mgt.), Kristina Frahm (Bowling, Accounting), Martha Perez (Bowling, Accounting), Maria Rodriquez (Tennis/Bowling, Engineering), Cassandra Carlos (Softball, Criminal Justice), Ebony Hahn (Softball, English), Kaminie Jeeuth (Softball, Criminal Justice), Dawnita Leigh (Softball, Criminal Justice), Chelsea Logan (Softball, English Ed.), Kendra Saunders (Softball, Exercise Science), Ashley Stewart (Softball, Human Ecology), Mishayla Truttman (Softball, English), Talitha Royster (Track & Field, Accounting), Jessica Abrantes (Track & Field, Criminal Justice), Rashida Beckford (Track & Field, Human Ecology), Merrecia James (Track & Field, Exercise Science), Danai Lendor (Track & Field, Sociology), Tamica Thomas (Track & Field, Exercise Science), Samantha Chukwura (Volleyball, Biology), Christina Estebane (Volleyball, Criminal Justice), Whitney Johnson (Volleyball, Exercise Science), Adora Luster (Volleyball, Business Admin.), Caylin Woodward (Volleyball, Social Studies), LaToya Coltrane (Tennis, Criminal Justice), Fatoumata Ba (Tennis, Biology). Men (18): Aleksandar Popovic (Basketball, Business Admin), Charles Elmer (Track & Field, Aviation Science), Thomas Keane-Dawes (Track & Field, Business Admin.), Amon Kiprotich (Track & Field, Mathematics), Solomon Kirongo (Track & Field, General Agriculture), Jamahl Strachan (Track & Field, Criminal Justice), Cameron Zimmerman (Baseball, Aviation Science), Michael Guy (Baseball, English), Patrick Hercinger (Baseball, Criminal Justice), Tyler Love (Baseball, Technology Ed.) Jorge Pichardo (Baseball, Comp. Science), Brian White (Baseball, Comp. Science), Matthew Witte (Baseball, Exercise Science), Bryan Chaikowsky (Baseball, Exercise Science), Russel, Deutschman (Baseball, Business Admin.), Rashad James (Tennis, Sociology), Emmash Sudusinghe (Tennis, Accounting), Richard Warren (Tennis, Exercise Science).