SACKETT, HOUGHTON GARNER SECOND CONSECUTIVE AMERICA EAST SWIMMING AND DIVING PERFORMER OF THE WEEK HONORS
Meghan Sackett was named America East Swimmer of the Week for the second consecutive week.
Ashley Houghton was tabbed America East Diver of the Week for the second straight week.
Boston, Mass.-Sophomore Meghan Sackett (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney/Maryland) and junior Ashley Houghton (Frederick, Md./Urbana/Pittsburgh) garnered America East Performer of the Week honors for the second consecutive week, the conference announced Tuesday. The awards cover the week ending Nov. 6.
Sackett was named Womenís Swimmer of the Week for the second time after shattering UMBCís 16-year-old 1,000-free record at Seton Hall by nearly 12 seconds with a time of 10:04.92, defeating her closest competition by nearly 30 seconds. The previous record of 10:16.71 was set by Sue Herzog in 1989. Sackett also won the 500-free at Seton Hall and the 200-free at Binghamton to help lead the Retrievers to a perfect 5-0 mark to open the season. She has won every individual event in which she has competed this season, for a total of 11 individual victories.
Houghton was tabbed Womenís Diver of the Week after sweeping the diving events at both Binghamton and Seton Hall this weekend. She has won both diving events at all five of UMBCís dual meets this season. A week earlier, Houghton broke both Retriever diving records against Navy, which helped her earn the conferenceís first 2005-06 Diver of the Week honors last week.
Binghamtonís David Holmes was named Menís Swimmer of the Week, while Boston Universityís Brian Lawler earned the Menís Diver of the Week nod.
The Retrievers return to action Saturday, Nov. 12, when they host local rival Towson at 1 p.m. at UMBC Natatorium. The women enter the meet at 5-0 on the season, including 2-0 in America East action, while the men are 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference.