UMES baseball places 10; Hawks bowling places seven
Veverka places 16th in field of nearly 130, Gurrola throw 20.2 innings on mound
Lady Hawks down by 11 with one minute left, get to one possession but cannot close gap
Benitez posts six RBI for softball, Walsh named All-American
UMES to take on in-state rival Morgan State on Monday at 4 p.m. in Norfolk
The Lady Hawks "Go Green" as they take on Coppin State at the Hytche.
UMES takes on in-state rival Morgan State in the first round of the MEAC Tournament in Norfolk. (Photos by Mark Sutton)
See Megan Raymond's shots from Think Pink 2.20.13
2012-13: One of two seniors on the team, serving as a leader for the squad ... switched between point guard and shooting guard, finishing third on the team with 7.6 points per game ... averaged 3.2 boards a game and finished with 56 assists and 36 steals in 27 games, including 10 starts ... scored 12 points with three steals vs. Old Dominion (11/20) ... shot 6-10 from the field for career-high 18 points vs. Campbell (12-14) in the Lady Osprey Holiday Tournament, following up with eight points and six boards in the win over North Florida (12/15) ... earned nine points, five rebounds and four assists in win over UMBC (12/21) ... scored 14 points with career-high six assists in overtime win over Norfolk State (1/12) ... grabbed nine rebounds with five assists at Bethune-Cookman (1/28) ... career-high five steals with 10 points in victory over North Carolina Central (2/4) ... scored 16 points with five boards and four assists at Coppin State (3/4) ... member of the 2012 MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team for second straight season.
2011-12: Played in 28 games, starting nine ... improved field goal percentage, rebounding, blocking and scoring from previous year ... finished the year with 64 points, 52 rebounds, 20 steals and 19 assists ... went 3-6 from the field with seven points, two steals and career-high three assists vs. Delaware State (12/3) ... scored career-high 10 points off 4-5 shooting, including 2-3 from three, against Bethune-Cookman (1/23), adding five rebounds, two assists and a block ... grabbed career-high six rebounds in 27 minutes at North Carolina Central (1/30) ... had third three-steal game of the year versus Norfolk State (2/6) with two assists ... member of the 2012 MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team.
2010-11: Strong competitor off the bench, appearing in 27 games with one start ... third on the team with 27 steals, averaging one per game ... scored career high eight points with three steals against American (1/2) ... tied team season high with five steals plus five points and a pair of assists in victory against Morgan State (1/24) ... had six points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists in win over North Carolina A&T (2/7).
2009-10: Appeared in seven games ... averaged 1.6 points and 1.0 rebounds per game ... tallied a career-high five points in the season opener at UMBC on Nov. 15 ... pulled down two rebounds at UMBC and again against South Carolina State on Jan. 9 ... hit one 3-pointer at UMBC and one versus Winston-Salem State on Jan. 11.
High School: Played basketball and ran track and cross country at Woodrow Wilson High School ... named Second Team All-District in basketball as a junior and senior ... placed second as a freshman, and fifth as a sophomore.
Personal: Born June 19, 1991 in Portsmouth, Va. ... daughter of Desiree Finney ... has a daughter, Sha'Riaha ... has four brothers, Benjamin, Rashawn, Dashawn and Dorian, and a sister, Monnayea ... brother Benjamin played basketball at Old Dominion ... major is criminal justice ... was an honor-roll student and elected to the National Honor Society in high school ... pregame routine includes praying and thanking God for giving her the opportunities to play ... personal best athletic achievement was scoring 1,000 points in high school ... most influential person is her mother, who raised her by herself as a single black mother and never complained ... personal best non-athletic achievement is maintaining a GPA over three while playing college basketball ... plans to continue with her career or join the military upon graduation ... favorite saying is "Give 110% at whatever you do," said by her mother ... hobbies include shopping and being with her daughter ... favorite book is The Three Little Pigs ... favorite movie is "Glory Road" ... personal goal for the season is to be a team leader and turn the program around ... personal goal before graduation is to try to get a 3.5 GPA or higher.
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