NORFOLK, Va.- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore womens bowling senior Megan Buja (Rockford, Ill.) was named the Co-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Bowling Athlete of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.
It is the second time this season that Buja earned the honor and the sixth time for a UMES bowler. She shared the award with Norfolk States Thea Aspiras who averaged a 196.8 at the MEAC Southern Division meet. Buja led the Hawks as they clinched their sixth Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Northern Division title this past weekend.
UMES posted a 9-1 mark on the weekend to finish their conference regular season at 28-2. ith it, they will enter the MEAC Championship field as the No. 1 overall team in Chesapeake, Va. March 21-23, bowling for their seventh conference title. UMES technically clinched the title on Saturday, March 1 when they went 5-0 in team games.
Buja (Rockford, Ill.) dominated for the Hawks, tossing five games for an average of 219.2, the highest of any UMES bowler. She tallied a 1096 pinfall and a high game of a 237 in the Coppin State win; all five of her games were over 200. Buja will lead the Hawks into Smyrna, Tenn. this weekend, March 7-9, for the Music City Classic, an event they won last season, bowling in it for the first time.