Megan Buja recieves her Elite 89 Award.

May 21, 2012

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) women's bowling team continues to earn accolades even a month after winning back-to-back NCAA National Championships. Sophomore Megan Buja (Rockford, Ill.) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District II Team. She was a First-Team selection in the University Division for women's at large teams.

To be eligible for a nomination, a student-athlete must carry a minimum 3.30 grade-point average and be a starter or key reserve on his team.

Buja, the 2012 United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Star of Tomorrow Award recipient has had a perfect collegiate career so far, carrying a 4.0 in the classroom and winning the NCAA National Championship in both years at school. This season she won the Elite 89 Award (the NCAA's highest academic honor) as well as being named the University's Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She was also an All-MEAC selection.

The 2012 Capital One Academic All-District ® Women's At-Large Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performance on the floor and in the classroom.

The Academic All-District ® teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The University Division team includes NCAA Division I participants, while the College Division team combines NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first, second and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.



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