UMES Wins Bowling National Championship /
Maria Rodriguez & Nataline Jamenez Player of the Year
AYLOR, MI—Maria Rodriguez and Natalie Jimenez were named the Division I and Division II/III Players of the Year by the National Ten Pin Coaches Association and headline the 2011 All-American team. The honors were announced at the NCAA Tournament’s Banquet on the eve of this year’s championship. Rodriguez, a senior representing Maryland-Eastern Shore, joined teammate Kristina Frahm, Central Missouri’s sophomore Jimenez and two members of Fairleigh Dickinson’s top-rated team, senior Tracy Ganjoin and sophomore Danielle McEwan.
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Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) defeated Fairleigh Dickinson (FDU) 4-2 and will advanced to the National Championship match against Vanderbilt. The Commodores defeated Nebraska 4-1 to earn their second trip to the finals. FDU only had three losses in the entire tournament, all three were to the Hawks who defeated them yesterday to force today’s match and then again today to eliminate them from the event. While today April 14, they defeated Vanderbilt to win the National Championship 2011