MEAC Player of the Year Anggie Ramirez.

March 22, 2013

NORFOLK, Va. - The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced today 2012-2013 women's bowling awards and Hawks senior standout Anggie Ramirez (Bogota, Colombia) was named the league's Player of the Year.

Teammates T'nia Falbo (Greensburg, Pa.), last season's Player of the Year, earned All-MEAC First-Team honors with Ramirez while Megan Buja (Rockford, Ill.) and Mariana Alvarado (Leon, Mexico) both earned All-MEAC Second-Team honors.

Ramirez, a pre-season First-Team All-MEAC selection made good on that prediction and good on her 2011 Pre-season Player of the Year nod. While it took a year, Ramirez became the third different MEAC Player of the Year in University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) history. Her nod gives the Hawks every Player of the Year award since the conference started them in 2009.

Ramirez completely dominated the conference, winning six MEAC Bowling Athlete of the Week accolades out of 13 chances. Her teammates accounted for five more. To date, Ramirez has knocked down 10,233 pins over 48 games for an average of 213.19. She rolled a season high of 279 at the Prairie View A&M Invitational. Ramirez also bowled in 61 Baker matches, earning MVP honors at two tournaments, the Eastern Shore Hawk Classic and the Terrier's New Year Knockdown.

First-Team Selection T'nia Falbo.

Falbo wasn't nearly as dominant this season as last, but that is all relative. Last year's MEAC Player of the Year still put up impressive numbers among league bowlers, averaging a 197.82 over 51 games. She knocked down 10,089 pins in team games with a high of a 247 at the Jim Brown/Morgan State Invitational. She added on 68 Baker games ad was recently named MEAC Bowler of the Week for the first week in March.

Buja repeats her All-MEAC Second-Team honor from last season. She would average a 196.1 over 48 team games, knocking down 9,413 pins. Her high game was a 266 in the Eastern Shore Hawk Classic and she earned one MEAC Bowler of the Week honors this season.

Megan Buja, MEAC Second-Team

Alvarado, last season's MEAC Rookie of the Year rolled a high game of a 277 in the DSU Capital Classic where she earned All-Tournament honors. She would average a 196.06 over 34 team games and knock down 6,666 pins. She also bowled in 53 Baker games.

Winning other conference awards were Emily Strombeck of North Carolina A&T, who was the MEAC Rookie of the Year. Wihelmenia Harrison of Norfolk State earned her second consecutive MEAC Coach of the Year.

Mariana Alvarado All-MEAC Second Team

Rounding out the All-Conference Team is Thea Aspiras of Norfolk State, Staci Hillard of Bethune-Cookman and Atoya Leatherbury of Morgan State on the First-Team. Joining Buja and Alvarado on the Second-Team is Laverne Jones of North Carolina Central, Nicole Bower of Delaware State, and NCAT's Strombeck.

Most of the All-MEAC teams will be in action this weekend in Chesapeake, Va. at the 2013 MEAC Championships.



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