HBCU Round-Up:Maryland Eastern Shore Wins 2017 Bowling Championship

CHESAPEAKE, Va., March 26, 2017—The University of Maryland Eastern Shore won the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Bowling Championship on Sunday with a 4-1 win over North Carolina A&T State in the championship final at the AMF Lanes.

MDES picks up its ninth MEAC title all-time and its fourth in the last five seasons.

The Hawks dropped the first game of the best-of-seven Baker format, as North Carolina A&T State – the No. 2 seed following Friday’s traditional team play – edged the Hawks 175-170. From there, MDES came back to take a 193-188 win in the second game, thanks to three strikes in the final four rolls.

MDES, the No. 1 seed, took the momentum from there, winning the third game 170-165 and taking the fourth game 173-167.

A 188-165 decision in the fifth game gave the Hawks the title.

Two-time reigning MEAC Bowler of the Year Thashaina Seraus was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Performer, and Kayla Bandy was named the Most Outstanding Coach.

Joining Seraus on the All-Tournament Team were Alexandra Hernandez from Maryland Eastern Shore, MacKenzie Robinson and Mia Pope from North Carolina A&T State and Delaware State’s Chelsey Merklinger.

The championship match will be televised via tape-delay on ESPNU on Sunday, April 2 at 9 p.m.

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2017 MEAC Bowling All-Tournament Team

Thashania Seraus, Maryland Eastern Shore

Alexandra Hernandez, Maryland Eastern Shore

MacKenzie Robinson, North Carolina A&T State

Mia Pope, North Carolina A&T State

Chelsey Merklinger, Delaware State

Most Outstanding Performer: Thashaina Seraus, Maryland Eastern Shore

Most Outstanding Coach: Kayla Bandy, Maryland Eastern Shore