Hawks place all nine eligible athletes on MEAC All-Academic team
April 4, 2017


The University of Maryland Eastern Shore placed nine athletes on the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 2017 Bowling All-Academic Selections — the most of the leagues nine squads.

MEAC sophomore, junior and senior student-athletes with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average (GPA), as well as transfer student-athletes who have been in residence at the institution for at least one year, are eligible for All-Academic accolades.

Graduate Student Thashaina Seraus (Oranjestad, Aruba), junior Melanie Copey (Ontario, New York), junior Jalesa Johnson (Delmar, Delaware), sophomore Jacqueline Rhoda (Portage, Indiana), sophomore Danielle August (Millilani, Hawaii), sophomore Kaci Collins (Mint Hill, North Carolina), sophomore Lindie Esteban (Kapolei, Hawaii), sophomore Alexandra Hernandez (Maracaibo, Venezuela), and sophomore Quianna Macares (Willemstad, Curacao) were all honored by the MEAC.



“To have all nine of our eligible bowlers receive this honor is a testament to how hard they work not only one the lanes, but also in the classroom,” head coach Kayla Bandy said.

The conference honored 33 total student-athletes from the MEAC’s nine bowling institutions who achieved academic success during the 2016-17 academic year.

“I would like to congratulate our bowling student-athletes who maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average during the 2016-17 academic year,” said Commissioner Dennis E. Thomas. “I would also like to acknowledge and thank the institutional and athletic academic support staffs, faculty, coaches and families for their support in the academic success of the student-athletes.”

The Hawks (84-39, 19-5 MEAC) earned one of eight at-large berths to the NCAA tournament and will next travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for the NCAA Championships (April 13-15) at the Raising Cane’s River Center.

Eastern Shore hasn’t been to the NCAA Championships since 2014, when it finished third behind San Houston State and Nebraska.

The NCAA championship final will air on ESPNU April 15 at 6:30 p.m.

The Shore also has a spot secured at the USBC Championships (April 20-22) at the same location the following week, so the Hawks will spend two straight weeks in Baton Rouge for competition.

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