Terps name Cal's Pine senior associate AD

Nathan Pine has been hired as a senior associate athletic director and chief of staff at Maryland, athletics director Kevin Anderson announced Thursday.

Pine comes to Maryland after nearly three years as an assistant AD for development and major gifts at California. He also served for more than three years at Army and for five years at Oregon State.

Pine will work with the staff on developing strategies to improve performance evaluations for coaches and programs, as well as administrative units, and he will assist in developing fundraising strategies.

"Nate Pine is one of the bright stars in college athletics," said Anderson, who worked with him at Army from March 2005 to September 2008.

UMES: Senior Maria Rodriguez was named the NCAA Division I Bowler of the Year.

Rodriguez received the award Wednesday from the National Tenpins Coaches Association at the NCAA tournament banquet in Detroit.

The Hawks' Kristina Frahm joined Rodriguez as a first-team All-American, the second selection of her career and fourth overall. Martha Perez made the second team and Anggie Ramirez the third team.

Towson: Mike Hollis, who graduated from Towson in 2009 with a degree in sports management, was named assistant athletics director for fan development.

Hollis, who has spent the past three seasons working for Madison Square Garden, will oversee Towson's strategic marketing and ticket-sales plans with emphasis on increasing the school's brand throughout the greater Baltimore area through community outreach programs, group and individual ticket sales, season ticket sales and advertising.

In other news, the school agreed to a seven-year multimedia rights partnership with CBS Collegiate Sports Properties.

Bowie State: Sports information director Gregory Goings was named to a two-year term as president of the Division II Sports Information Directors Association beginning at the end of June.

Navy: The school's sports information department was one of 11 in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision honored by the Football Writers Association of America for its work during the 2010 season.

In other news, sophomore Ryan Williams placed fourth in the National Junior Olympics air rifle competition, then finished fourth in the smallbore prone and sixth in the smallbore 3x40 competitions last week in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Salisbury: Senior Nathan Young was named Capital Athletic Conference baseball Pitcher of the Week, and sophomore Elaina Iosue was named CAC tennis Player of the Week.

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