Isaiah Chambers named MEAC Male Student-Athlete of the Year
Isaiah Chambers was a leader as a Hawk, both on and off the field, which helped him become the third Hawk to earn his honor
Isaiah Chambers was a leader as a Hawk, both on and off the field, which helped him become the third Hawk to earn his honor
June 11, 2018

NORFOLK, Virginia — Maryland Eastern Shore’s Isaiah Chambers (Bowie, Maryland) was named the 2018 Male Student-Athlete of the Year by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) on Monday (June 11).

“I would like to congratulate Isaiah Chambers.” MEAC Commissioner Dr. Dennis Thomas said. “He’s had an absolutely phenomenal career at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, not only as a student-athlete, but academically and in extracurricular activities as well. I wish him continued success and I would like to thank his family and all of the people who had a positive influence on Isaiah.”

Chambers becomes the third male student-athlete from Maryland Eastern Shore to win the award, after men’s basketball guard Ishaq Pitt in 2015 and track & field runner Khalil Rmidi Kinini in 2017. The Hawks are the only athletic program in the MEAC to win this award multiple times since its inception in 2012.

“We at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are proud of Isaiah Chambers on winning this award.” Director of Athletics Keith Davidson said. “Chambers exemplifies what it means to be a Hawk, and continues our tradition of developing student-athletes into excellent young men and women.”


 

 

A four-year letter winner on the baseball team, Chambers competed in 131 contests for the Hawks with 79 starts. In his senior year he batted .244 with 11 RBI’s and a career best 10 stolen bases.

Over his four years, he earned a reputation as a strong second half performer, which proved pivotal in the Hawks’ three MEAC Championship berths during his tenure. In 2018, Chambers reached base safely in 10 consecutive games to close the season, including the sweep of Delaware State that propelled the Hawks to Daytona Beach for this year’s championship.

Chambers’ efforts went far beyond the baseball field. He has earned a number of scholarships and awards, including a Jostens Sportsmanship Award, a Citizen Athlete of the Year Award, and The Hazel Endowment—all awarded by the university. Isaiah was also named to the MEAC Commissioner’s All-Academic Team (2015-18), earned a Diverse Issues in Higher Education Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award (2018) and a 2018 Teachers of Promise honor.

He also served in several leadership roles as a Hawk. In athletics, Chambers worked as vice president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. In other university ventures, he was president of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Pi Epsilon Chapter and served as Chair of the Homecoming Steering Committee.

“Isaiah is a great, all-around young man on and off the field.” baseball coach Brian Hollamon said. “He served us as an exceptional leader and teammate, and stepped up big late in the season when injuries took their toll. We thank him for his efforts and wish him all the best as he heads into the future.” 

The senior baseball player graduated on May 25 with a 3.6 GPA and a degree in Special Education.

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