Carmen Gurrola

May 10, 2012

Princess Anne, Md. -- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Softball team received recognition from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference for five of its student-athletes academic prowess. Kristen Carrington, Carmen Gurrola, Jade Nelson, Shaniqua Roane and Cy'Anna Scott were all announced to the MEAC All-Academic Team Thursday morning.

Scott and Carrington are the only seniors to be named to the list. Gurrola and Roane are juniors, while Nelson is the only sophomore.

Gurrola served as the team's pitcher in all 34 games on the season, striking out 72 batters in 191 innings. She struck out 16 batters looking on the season. Offensively, Gurrola was second on the team with a .316 batting average, .461 slugging percentage, first in on-base percentage (.443) and runs scored (22). She was second on the team in homeruns.

Scott was used as a utility player, playing both infield and outfield through the season. At bat she was fourth with a batting average of .215, fifth in on-base percentage (.287) and 6-of-6 on steal attempts.

Roane and Nelson played in 18 and 32 games, respectively, for the Hawks. Roane joined to the give the team depth, while Nelson appeared in all but two games with the third highest putouts (83).

Carrington, like Roane, joined the program to give UMES depth. Her play on the field and contribution to the team earned her the Hawks Most Improved Player Award during the UMES Annual Athletic Awards Banquet.



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