Friday, March 31, 2017

UMES earns NCAA bowling title berth

PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland -- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore got the news it was waiting for Wednesday as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Champion bowling team earned a berth to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in three years.

“You can say that this is the whole year worth of work that we put in,” said graduate student Thashaina Seraus in a news release. “This is one of the main goals we wanted to accomplish. Of course, USBCs too, but this is the one that we really fought for over three years and finally we made it.”

The Hawks (84-39, 19-5 MEAC) will now travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for the NCAA Championships at the Raising Cane’s River Center after being one of the eight teams to receive an invitation.

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

The NCAA released the competing teams one-at-a-time on a live webcast. When the eighth and final berth was announced, the screams came and three years’ worth of tension left the room.


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