UMBC

Women's Swimming & Diving

 
Laura Tilman
Laura Tilman
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Ransom Everglades
Position: Mid Free/Back/IM

2010-11: Won silver as a part of the 400-yard medley relay at the America East Championships... 400 medley relay team set the UMBC school record at the conference championships...Placed sixth in the 200-yard backstroke, seventh in the 100-yard backstroke and 11th in the 200-yard IM at the conference meet... Place ninth in the 200 back and 10th in the 200 IM at the Patriot Invitational... Swam a career-best 57.95 in the 100 back at the conference championships which places eighth in UMBC history... 200 back (2:03.81) and 200 IM (2:06.17) times at the America East meet rank seventh in school history.

2009-10: Claimed bronze in the 200-yard backstroke and finished seventh in the 200-yard individual medley and ninth in the 100 back at the America East championships… Placed fifth in the 200 back, 10th in the 100 back and 12th in the 200 IM at the Patriot Invitational… Swam career-best times in the 200 back (2:04.37) and 200 IM (2:06.81) and a season-best time in the 100 back (58.72) at the conference meet… The 200 back time ranks eighth on UMBC’s all-time top-10 list… Named to the America East Honor Roll.

2008-09:  Finished fourth in the 200-yard backstroke, eighth in the 100 back and ninth in the 400-yard individual medley at the America East Championships… Part of school record-breaking 200 medley relay at the conference meet… Placed ninth in the 200 back and 12th in the 400 IM at the Patriot Invitational…Won the 200 back against Marist and Bucknell… Swam season-best times in the 100 back (58.56), 200 back (2:04.84) and 400 IM (4:33.36) at the America East Championships… Her 100 back time ranks 10th on UMBC’s all-time top-10 lists… Named to the America East Honor Roll.

Background: An All-Dade County qualifier her freshman, junior and senior seasons… Received the Coaches’ Award all four years at Ransom Everglades High School in Coconut Grove, Fla. 

Personal: Daughter of Elizabeth and James Tilman… Has two sisters, Emily and Katie… Double-majoring in media and communication studies and graphic design… Wants to be an architect or interior designer… Born Nov. 18, 1989.

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