SOMERS, Wisc. – UMBC swimming and diving juniors Pierre De Waal (Pretoria, South Africa/Tuks Sport/Cleveland State), Mohamed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College) and Jennifer Kotonias (Burtonsville, Md./Academy of Holy Cross) were each named as Mid-Major All-American honorable mentions by CollegeSwimming.com, the website announced Friday afternoon.
BALTIMORE, 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.
BOSTON, MASS. – UMBC men’s swimming and diving team took first and second in the 1-meter diving competition to give the Retrievers’ the lead with 111 points after day one at the 2012 America East Swimming and Diving Championships.
WASHINGTON, 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.
CAMRBIDGE, 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.
FAIRFAX, VA. – The UMBC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams picked up six more wins and broke three more meet records Saturday to sweep the Patriot Invitational on the third and final day at George Mason.
FAIRFAX, 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.
College 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.
CAMBRIDGE, 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.
BALTIMORE – UMBC’s Swimming and Diving Team set season-best times in three different relays and senior Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) won three events, but both the men (157-132) and women (150-144) lost to Navy Friday night at the UMBC Natatorium.
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - Senior Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) got her final season off to a great start and the women's 200-yard freestyle relay followed suit, both setting new pool records as a part of UMBC swimming and diving's sweep of Rider Saturday afternoon at the Coppola Pool and Maurer Center.