NORFOLK, Va.- University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) All-America bowler Marianna Alvarado (Leon, Mexico) was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Bowling Athlete of the Week, for the past week ending January 26, 2014 the league announced yesterday.
Alvarado was sensational for UMES, who won their third straight Kutztown Invitational title this past weekend. Alvarado, who earned All-Tournament Team honors for her play in team games with a 211 average, was more impressive in Bakers. The anchor for the Hawks helped continue the streak of undefeated Baker games.
UMES stands at 33-0 in the format this season and none were bigger than the last. Alvarado threw three strikes to fill the tenth frame when the pressure was on to give UMES a comeback win over No. 7 Wisconsin-Whitewater in the championship match.
Alvarados three strikes sealed the one-pin win 2006-205 in the sixth game of the match and gave UMES not only their third straight win at the event (all three years Alvarado has bowled with UMES) but their fourth first-place finish this season.
Alvarado flies the Hawks into Texas this weekend to compete in the Prairie View A&M Invitational in Arlington, Texas at the International Training & Research Center (ITRC).