BALTIMORE—Junior diver Andrew Eckhoff of the men's swimming and diving team was named UMBC's Athlete of the Month for October 2011 in a poll of fans conducted from Nov. 1-7. Eckhoff received 157 of 334 total votes (47.0 percent) to outdistance himself from Rachel McKee of women's soccer (101 votes, 31.1 percent). Andrew Bulls of men's soccer, Abbey McKenney of women's swimming and diving and Dalton Tolliverof volleyball were also nominated.
Eckhoff shattered UMBC's 3-meter diving record with a score of 354.30 against Towson on Oct. 29. The previous mark of 318.30 was set by Jeff Salgado in 2007. The Chelmsford, Mass., native swept the diving events against the Tigers, as he also posted a score of 335.10 in the 1-meter competition, and he qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships on both boards.
Eckhoff has won a total of six events in four meets this season, sweeping the boards against Bucknell and taking one each against Rider and Navy.
Athlete of the Month Archive
September 2011: Hallie Carter, Volleyball
May 2011: Amanda Pappas, Women's Lacrosse
April 2011: Scott Jones, Men's Lacrosse
March 2011: Brian McCullough, Men's Lacrosse
February 2011: Keith Onto, Men's Track & Field
January 2011: Eric Jones, Men's Swimming & Diving
December 2010: Michelle Kurowski, Women's Basketball
November 2010: Johan Rohtla, Men's Swimming & Diving
October 2010: Dan Louisignau, Men's Soccer
September 2010: Levi Houapeu, Men's Soccer