UMBC Natatorium to Get a MakeoverBALTIMORE – For the first time in forty years, the UMBC Natatorium is receiving a major upgrade, Senior Associate Athletic Director Gary Wohlstetter announced on Tuesday.
Rob Bellamy Named Assistant Coach for UMBC Swimming and DivingBALTIMORE, Md. – UMBC swimming and diving coach Chad Cradock announced that Rob Bellamy will join the Retriever staff as an assistant coach. Bellamy fills the position left by the departure of UMBC Hall of Famer Brad Green who coached one year at his alma mater.
Swimming and Diving Eases Into 2012 With Sweep of HowardWASHINGTON, D.C. – In their first competitive meet since the Patriot Invitational back in November, the UMBC swimming and diving teams started the 2012 calendar year with a sweep of Howard at Burr Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.
McKenney and De Waal Sweep Weekly Swimming AwardsCAMRBIDGE, MASS. – UMBC senior Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del/Brandywine) and junior Pierre De Waal (Pretoria, South Africa/Tuks Sport/Cleveland State) took home top honors as America East Female and Male Swimmers of the Week, respectively, the conference announced on Tuesday. This is the second weekly honor of the season for both swimmers.
McKenney Breaks Record, Leads Swimming and Diving to Day 2 LeadFAIRFAX, VA. – UMBC senior swimmer Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) broke the Patriot Invitational record and set a school-record in the 100-yard back (56.17) and helped the 800 free relay (7:30.80) set a meet mark as both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams extended their leads at the three day meet at George Mason University.
Swimming and Diving Falls at Rival MarylandCollege Park, Md. – Junior Pierre De Waal (Pretoria, South Africa/Tuks Sport/Cleveland State) picked up three individual wins, but the UMBC swimming and diving teams were swept by in-state rival Maryland Saturday afternoon at the Eppley Recreation Center.
McKenney Named America East Swimmer of the Week; Eckhoff Wins Diver of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC swimming and diving senior Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) was named America East Female Swimmer of the Week and junior Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) was named Male Diver of the Week for the third week of the season, the conference announced on Tuesday afternoon.
Swimming and Diving Announces Captains, Schedules for 2011-12 CampaignBALTIMORE—Seniors Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine), John Mendenhall (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East), Ashley Miller (New Smyrna Beach, Fla./New Smyrna Beach), Laura Tilman (Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades) and Ben Wolbert (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) and junior Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsburg, Mass./Chelmsburg) have been named captains for the 2011-12 season, head coach Chad Cradock announced today.