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Women's Swimming & Diving

 
Abbey McKenney
Abbey McKenney
Height: 5-8
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
High School: Brandywine
Position: Sprint Free/Back

2009-10Earned CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-American status after winning the 100-yard freestyle at the America East Championships in an NCAA “B” and school record time of 50.17… Also broke the UMBC record in the 50 free, finishing fourth in 23.46, and was part of the school record 200 free, 800 free and 200 medley relays at the conference meet… Also claimed bronze in the 200 free at the same meet in 1:49.91, the second-fastest time in UMBC history… Swam career-best times in the 100-yard backstroke (57.15) and the 200 back (2:03.98) at the Terrapin Cup Last Chance Meet, which rank second and sixth on the school’s all-time top-10 lists, respectively… Picked up three wins during the dual meet season… Named the team’s Most Valuable Athlete at UMBC’s varsity awards ceremony in May…. Named to the America East Honor Roll. 

2008-09: Claimed bronze in the 50-yard freestyle and placed fifth in the 100 and 200 free events at the America East Championships… Part of school record-breaking 200 free, 400 free and 800 free relay teams that earned silver at the conference meet… Finished fourth in the 200 free, fifth in the 100 free, eighth in the 100-yard backstroke and ninth in the 50 free at the Patriot Invitational… Highest finish was second in the 100 back against Binghamton and Marist… Swam season-best times in the 50 free (23.76), 100 free (51.04) and 200 free (1:51.87) at the America East Championships.

Background: Won the state championship in the 400 free relay her senior year… Also placed first in the 200 free relay, 100 free and 50 free… Selected to the All-State first team in 2006 and 2008… Named athlete of the week by The News Journal… Finished eighth in the 400 medley relay at YMCA Nationals.

Personal: Daughter of Ann Johnston and Neal McKenney… Has five siblings, Meaghan (22), Haley (18), Stephan (14), Jimmy (12) and Joseph (10)… Majoring in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in speech pathology… Born Aug. 20, 1990.

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