NORMAN, Okla. – Yesterday afternoon (07/30), the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) men’s golf team was named to the 2014 Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) All-Academic Team, presented by Farmers Insurance. The student-athletes recognized included Sedrick Bailey (Baltimore); Norman Blanco (New Orleans, La.); Paul Cecil (Severn, Md.); Michael Ferguson (Vorhees, N.J.); Richard Fleming (Upper Marlboro, Md.); Bryan Martin (Baltimore); Kevin Odell (Snow Hill, Md.); Keun Park (Woodstock, Md.); Jon Seward (Fort Washington, Md.); Christopher Toney (La Plata, Md.); and recent 2014 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar Michael Veverka (Brunswick, Md.).

“Our student-athletes are self-disciplined and self-motivated,” said UMES Men’s Golf head coach Marshall Cropper. “Their work ethic begins at an early age. They know what needs to be done and I’m here to guide them.”

A total of 141 teams submitted 3.00 grade-point-averages (GPAs) or higher to earn All-Academic Team recognition. To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors, a college or university must submit the GPAs for each player on its official squad list for the academic year.

Maryland Eastern Shore and Alabama State University (ASU) were the lone Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) representatives to make this year’s GCAA All-Academic Team. Additionally, the Hornets were one of 11 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I institutions to receive President’s Special Recognition status, earning a 3.5 GPA or better as a team.

For the complete list, please visit www.collegiategolf.com or Click Here.

For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com

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PRMC Reaches 1000th Robotic Surgery

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – This week’s Hawk Talk edition features UMES men’s basketball and bowling news.

Another week down, another new month coming soon. Shall we begin?:


Last week, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) released its 2013-14 Honors Court and University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) men’s basketball junior forward Ishaq Pitt (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was selected to this year’s team. A total of nearly 900 student-athletes from 335 colleges and universities across the United States were presented with the award, the most in the history of the NABC Honors Court. This is the second consecutive NABC Honors Court for Pitt.

The squad finished 6-24 overall (4-12 MEAC) and named Bobby Collins as new head coach on April 8th.


Recently, the National Ten Pin Coaches Association (NTCA) announced the UMES women’s bowling team as the winner of the third annual team grade point average award (GPA).

“I am very proud of our team,” said UMES Women’s Bowling head coach Kayla Bandy. “We worked hard on the lanes and in the classroom. The dedication that the girls put in was phenomenal and we intend to work that hard each season.”

Last Tuesday (07/22), the squad inked two new recruits for the upcoming season: New York native, Melanie Copey, and Aruba’s Thashaina Seraus.

“Building on an experienced and strong roster for next season, I am excited to have Copey and Seraus join us next year,” said Bandy. “They both bring a disciplined physical game, a passion for the sport of bowling and the same dedication to success that our team prides itself on.”

On April 17th, the Hawks wrapped up their season by finishing in fifth-place at the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships (ITC).

For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com.

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NORMAN, Okla. – Most recently, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced its Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars and saw the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) men’s golfer Michael Veverka (Brunswick, Md.) named among the 208 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I honorees.

Last season, Veverka received numerous academic honors, such as Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Golf All-Academic Team and MEAC Commissioner’s All-Academic Team. The Brunswick, Md.-native was the lone MEAC representative to make the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars Team this year.

“Michael (Veverka) is a very good student-athlete,” said UMES Men’s Golf head coach Marshall Cropper. “He’s been among our consistent golfers all season.”

On the course, Veverka was the team’s top golfer over the past couple seasons, earning him multiple team honors, including UMES Golf Coaches Award. The former UMES Golf Most Valuable Player (MVP) recipient also was named to the All-MEAC Golf Team in his final season.

To be eligible, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in NCAA Division I, and maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average (GPA). A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

For the complete list, please visit www.collegiategolf.com or Click Here.

For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com.

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“Artists Paint OC” Art Show, Competition and Sale – Bring Home a Memory

Look up on your next Boardwalk stroll, and you may see 18 multihued banners, produced from original, locally painted art, each depicting an Ocean City scene, flying all along the boards. These banners are part of the many creative ways the Art League of Ocean City is announcing the “Artists Paint OC” event taking place the weekend of Aug. 8-10.  The colorful banners illustrate the works of artists who have participated in past plein air weekends and give an idea of what is to come from participating artists this month in the Art League’s ever-popular, annual event.

On Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9, 50 artists from all over the region will take to the boardwalk, streets, harbors, and marshes in and around Ocean City to paint “en plein air,” the technique of painting outdoors directly from nature. Have fun watching artists paint and then join them Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Ocean City Center for the Arts from 6-8 p.m. for a reception, awards presentation, and “wet paint” sale.

At the reception, be among the first to view over 100 fresh, original paintings completed Friday and Saturday. Enjoy a glass of wine and some hors d’oeuvres and mingle with the artists, friends, residents and summer vacationers who appreciate the arts. Learn more by listening to the judge, Michel Demanche, as she awards the prizes and explains why she chose each particular painting.

Then, on Sunday, Aug. 10, the fun continues with a “Quick Draw Competition” at9 a.m. Judging and an “Off the Easel” Art Show and Sale starts at 11 a.m., all this occurring downtown at S. Division St. and the Boardwalk.

It’s an event the whole family can be part of and another way to make the most of your outdoor time at the beach.  Observe artists at work outdoors. View, purchase and take home a one-of-a-kind original work of art at affordable prices by a regional artist. End your week at the beach in a fun, new way and bring home a memory for yourself, your family or friends. 

Artwork not sold will remain on display in the Galleria at the Ocean City Center for the Arts at 94th St. bayside through August. For further information visitwww.artleagueofocenacity.org, call 410-524-9433 or email:info@artleagueofoceancity.org.

Funding for public programs and exhibits by the Art League of Ocean City at the Ocean City Center for the Arts is provided, in part, by the Worcester County Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, organizations dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. 

One of the works of artist Debra Howard who participated in last year's Plein Air event in Ocean City.One of the artists participating in the Art League of Ocean City's Plein Air event last year.

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