Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) capped her historic career as a Retriever with three top 16 finishes at the NCAA Championships that past weekend. The New York native earned a pair of Honorable Mention All-American honors, while repeating as the bronze medalist in the 200 breast to earn All-American honors.
Escobedo broke three school records in the 200 IM (1:55.13), 100 breast (58.48) and 200 breast (2:05.20) to earn 12th, 9th and 3rd place respectively. Her time in the 200 breast was the eighth fastest swim all-time in the event.
As a team, UMBC finished in 24th place, thanks to the swims that Emily had this week. The Retrievers finished ahead of big name programs such as Iowa, Arizona State, Virginia Tech, Nebraska and Denver.
Emily will finish her career as one of the most decorated swimmers in school and America East history. She has been named Honorable Mention All-American three times and All-American twice. She owns several school records and has been named America East Rookie of the Year and Swimmer of the Year four times.