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UMBC Swimming and Diving Sweeps Weekly Swimming Awards for Second Time in 2007-08
Sophomore Rasmus Kutt earned his first weekly award of 2007-08.
Junior Tina Cantwell earned her second weekly award of 2007-08.
Kutt and Cantwell are both undefeated in their respective events this season and helped UMBC to its first ever double-victory over
Both Cantwell, who picks up her second award this season, and Kutt helped to get things started on the right foot for the Retrievers as they each took part in their respective winning 400 medley relay teams. Cantwell swam the 100 breaststroke leg of the relay in 1:04.55, on the way to the eventual 3:56.78 victory, over a second faster than the Terrapins, while Kutt led off with a blistering 51.19 100 backstroke split as the Retrievers finished first in 3:27.73, just three-tenths shy of their season-best time.
Later in the meet, Kutt added his seventh-straight victory this season in the 200 back, as he led a Retriever sweep with a time of 1:53.75. The sophomore, who finished second in the 200 back at the 2007 conference championships to
Not long after Kutt extended his unbeaten streak, Cantwell extended her own as she added her eighth-straight victory this season in the 200 breast. Cantwell also led a Retriever sweep as she turned in a time of 2:19.99 and has now claimed victory in the 200 breast for the last 16 straight meets. The junior has not lost the race since placing second in the meet against Navy on Oct. 28, 2006.
The Retrievers have now combined for 11 weekly awards, with junior Justin Bronson (