Nine Hawks earn MEAC Academic Honors
Oct. 26, 2017

NORFOLK, Virginia — Nine Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks were acknowledged by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) as part of their 2017 Cross Country All-Academic Team, which was announced by the conference Wednesday.

The nine Hawks who earned distinction include sophomores Hector Cime (Parksley, Virginia), Sharon Jerop (Eldoret, Kenya) and Amirah Jones (Suffolk, Virginia), along with seniors Oussama Chouati (Manresa, Spain), Tanise Edwards (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Luan Gabriel (Roseau, Dominica), Lenneisha Gilbert (Miami, Florida), Stanely Meli (Eldoret, Kenya), and Dypna Umunakwe (Bronx, New York).

“I commend our men’s and women’s cross country student-athletes for maintaining a 3.0 or better grade point average,” said MEAC Commissioner Dr. Dennis E. Thomas. “I would also like to acknowledge the academic support staff, parents and coaches who have contributed to the academic success of these student-athletes.”



Sophomore, junior, and senior student-athletes from MEAC institutions in possession of a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average, in addition to transfer student-athletes who have resided at the institution for at least one year, are eligible for consideration.

In all, 90 student-athletes from the MEAC’s 13 institutions were honored.

Maryland Eastern Shore and the rest of the conference will travel to Smyrna, Delaware for the 2017 MEAC Cross Country Championships on Saturday (Oct. 28).

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