BALTIMORE, Md. – Senior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) of the women's basketball team was named UMBC's Athlete of the Month for February 2012 in a poll conducted from Mar. 1-9. Kurowski received 46% of the vote, to win the vote over swimming and diving's Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) and Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine), track and field's Amanda Deller (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen) and men's basketball's Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J./St. Patrick's).
In the month of February, Kurowski led the Retrievers in scoring, averaging 14.4 points per game on 48.8% shooting (41-for-84), in seven contests against America East opponents. Kurowski scored in double figures in six of the seven games and finished the regular season with 21 points in a win over Vermont on Senior Day at the RAC.
In the win against the Catamounts, Kurowski moved into second place on UMBC's all-time scoring list, passing former teammate Carlee Cassidy. At the end of February, Kurowski had totaled 1,646 points during her four year career.