Cooper, Young each finish in the top 10
University presents Hawks with some of the top academic awards.
UMES baseball places 10; Hawks bowling places seven
Veverka shoots 72 in second round to finish 15th, Hawks improve 23 strokes on second round
Hawks travel five to Myrtle Beach, group looks for solid fourth score
2013-2014: Golfed in five tournaments and played in 12 rounds ... tied for third most rounds on the team ... averaged an 82 (+10), good for fourth on the team ... best tournament of year was +12 finish with score of 77, 79 at Black College Alumni HOF Invitational (Sept. 28) ... shot 80, 86 to finish 29th at FAMU Invitational (Apr. 5) ... second-best finish for UMES at MEAC Championships (April 26) ... carded an 82, 83, 85 to finish +34 in 25th place at MEACs ... MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team ...recieved Award of Excellence from the School of Business and Technology
2013-2013: Played in 18 rounds and eight tournaments for the Hawks ... PRMC UMES Athlete of the Week (Oct. 1) ... finished season with average score of 81 (+9) ... shot program's first ever hole-in-one at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehobeth Beach Invitational (Sept. 24) ... helped UMES score its lowest scoring tournament in history with consecutive scores of 76 at Black College Alumni Hall of Fame (Sept. 29) ... shot season-best round of 74 on final day of MEAC Challenge (April 14) ... had three of the top-15 rounds for team.
2011-2012: Played in seven tournaments, finishing with the third best average round score on the Hawks at 82.3 in 18 total rounds ... earned best two-round score of his UMES career at the Black College Hall of Fame Invitational Golf Tournament, tying for 24th place with rounds of 75 and 76 for +7 ... tied for 37th place in the Savannah State Tiger Fall Invitational with score of +26 ... finished with a +29 score at the MEAC Showcase, tying for 20th place ... member of the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team.
2010-2011: Competed in six tournaments, earning three top-25 finishes ... shot an average of 81.7 in 13 rounds ... strongest finish in Black College Invit. Golf Championship, tying for 15th place at +3 ... had strongest round of 75 twice, during first rounds of Black College Invit. Golf Championship and 25th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship ... finished in 17th place at Holiday Inn Colonial Classic at +19 ... tied for 24th place at Savannah State Tiger Fall Invit. at +26 ... achieved +18 at three-day 25th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship, tying for 27th place.
High School: Captain of golf team senior year ... played varsity golf from 2007 to 2009 ... achieved third place in county championship senior year ... achieved three second place finishes in senior season ... was an Honor Roll student all four years of high school while averaging a 3.25 GPA.
Personal: Born Feb. 25, 1992 in Aurora, Colo. ... son of Teresa Cecil ... has a brother, Chris, and a sister, Stephanie ... major is professional golf management ... lists his mom as the person who has influenced him most ... personal best sports moment was making an eight foot putt to save par on the 18th hole to win his first golf tournament at Bull Rock in Havre de Grace ... personal best non-athletic accomplishment was getting into UMES ... plans to play or teach golf after graduation ... favorite book is James and the Giant Peach ... favorite movie is Joe Dirt ... personal athletic goal is to win at least three tournaments and play in the NCAA Tournament.
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