PGCC honors student-athletes, Cummings to McDonogh, BSU receives award

BALTIMORE – Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) gave out many honors to its student-athletes at a recent event.

Gina Seifert was picked as the Academic Student-Athlete of the Year thanks to a 4.0 grade-point average during her two years playing on the basketball team. Seifert led the Lady Owls by averaging a double-double of 21.8 points per game and 15.7 rebounds.    

The Outstanding Owl awards went to Destiny Barber from track and field plus James Hagins from basketball. Barber had a 4.0 GPA and volunteered to join the short-handed women’s basketball team and helped there. She also finished sixth in the 400 in the NJCAA Division III outdoor track championships.

Hagins gave the basketball team a lift in many ways this season. He scored a career-high 24 points against CCBC Catonsville this year.

Most Valuable Player awards

Men’s Soccer – Edwin Claros

Men’s Basketball – Kennith Ford

Women’s Basketball – Gina Seifert

Cheerleading – Markayla Gamble

Baseball – Jake Brewer

Track And Field – Milan Wall

Another award given out was for academic excellence. Those with a 3.2 cumulative GPA or above earned this.

Here’s a list of the winners

Men’s Soccer: Fabian Castillo, Edwin Claros, Jonathan Claros, Erick Colindres, Elmer Hernandez, Maxwell Kirksey-Walcott, Brian Ngoh, Farouk Tijani

Men’s Basketball: Darren Rivers

Women’s Basketball: Gina Seifert

Cheerleading: Taaja Boyd, Dominic Hampleton, Diamond Meekins

Baseball: Jacob Brewer, Chase Perreault, O’Neal Troche

Track and Field: Destiny Barber, Mikela Robinson, Jose Vasquez, Samaria Ward

Former UMD women’s lacrosse star takes over as head coach at Baltimore powerhouse

Taylor Cummings, the former Maryland lacrosse star, took over as the head coach at the McDonogh School in Baltimore County in late May.

McDonogh had won 198 consecutive games before losing in its championship match-up with Notre Dame Prep this spring. Cummings had joined the staff of her former school this spring as an assistant coach and steps in for Nancy Love, who served as interim coach this season.    

Love decided not to come back after this spring. Cummings who won Tewaarton Awards three times while playing at Maryland.

BSU earns award

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) recently gave Bowie State University Athletics the Most Positive Game Environment honor for the recently concluded 2017-2018 season.    

The CIAA said this honor recognizes athletics programs that have displayed a special commitment to creating competition environments in which civility, caters to the comfort of fans and participants and are exciting.

This pick was made by members of the CIAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Bowie State said it tries to make home games “a hospitable atmosphere for visiting teams. Bowie State also included coaching staffs that serve as positive role models and are respectful to officials and (help) promote a welcoming atmosphere.”


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