Monday, July 18, 2016

UMES wins appeal; Subritzky eligible for play in 16-17

PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland -- Moengaroa Subritzky was supposed to get several awards at a banquet hosted by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

During the 2015-16 season, Subritzky, 23, led the Hawks' women's basketball team in three-point percentage, three-pointer's made, steals and was an All-MEAC First Team selection. She was instrumental to the Hawks' success as a redshirt sophomore.

But when Subritzky stood up to collect her honors, her teammates told her no. They wouldn’t let Subritzky go up to accept her senior awards at The Harry’s, an annual awards event for all student-athletes at UMES.

“They were like, ‘What are you doing? Sit down,’ so I just sat down,” Subritzky recalled with a laugh.

Although Subritzky had just finished her second season in maroon and gray, the NCAA viewed her as a senior. But her teammates were optimistic. Subritzky and the school had submitted an appeal to the NCAA in an attempt to get her back one year of her eligibility.

The Hawks’ confidence paid off earlier this month.


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