2014-15 Women's Swimming & Diving News
April 24, 2015
Emily Escobedo Earns CSCAA All-American Honorable Mention
UMBC swimming and diving standout Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) became the first Retriever to earn CSCAA (College Swimming Coaches Association of America) All-America Honorable Mention, as announced by the CSCAA on Thursday. The award caps a historic season for Escobedo and the Retrievers.
March 26, 2015
A Trio of Retrievers Selected to America East All-Academic Team
Three UMBC women’s swimming and diving members were selected to the America East All-Academic Team, as announce by the conference office. The Retriever women won the 2015 America East Championship this past February.
March 21, 2015
Escobedo Competes In 100 Breaststroke on Day Two of NCAA Championships
Sophomore Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) competed in her second event of the NCAA Championships in the 100 breaststroke. Escobedo earned a 42nd place finish in the event.
March 21, 2015
Escobedo Ends Season, NCAA Championships in Spectacular Fashion on Saturday
UMBC sophomore Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) ended the 2014-15 season on a high note at the NCAA Championships. Escobedo once again made history, as she was the first UMBC swimmer to score at the championships.
March 19, 2015
Escobedo Sets School, Conference Record on Day One of NCAA Championships
Sophomore Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) kicked off her run in the 2015 NCAA Championships on Thursday. Emily competed in the 200 IM, placing 32nd in the prelim rounds.
March 18, 2015
Escobedo Set For NCAA Championships Once Again
Sophomore Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) will travel to Greensboro, N.C. to take part in the 2015 NCAA Championships. This will be the second year that Escobedo will participate at the event.
March 10, 2015
UMBC Diving Closes NCAA Zone “A” Diving Championships on Tuesday
Ryan Green (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial), Pak Lam Wong (Hong Kong/Kowloon Technical School) competed in the 1 meter dive, while Coco Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) participated in the 3 meter dive to complete the zone championships.
March 9, 2015
UMBC Divers Take to the Empire State for NCAA Zone Diving Competition
Three Retrievers will take to the boards in hopes of qualifying for NCAA Championships. This year’s zone meet will be held at the University of Buffalo on March 9-11.
March 9, 2015
UMBC Competes on Day One of NCAA Zone “A” Competition
Three Retriever divers took to the boards on the first day of the 2015 NCAA Zone “A” Diving Championships. Seniors Ryan Green (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) and Pak Lam Wong (Hong, Kong/Kowloon Technical School) tackled the 1 meter boards, while junior Coco Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) competed on the 3 meter boards.
March 4, 2015
Escobedo to Participate at 2015 NCAA Championships in Greensboro, N.C.
UMBC sophomore Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) earned her second straight trip to the NCAA Championships. This year’s competition will be held at N.C. State in Greensboro, N.C.
March 1, 2015
Escobedo, Retrievers Shine on Final Day of ECAC Championships
Sophomore Emily Escobedo broke another school record, improving on her seeding for NCAA's on Saturday at the ECAC Championships. Several Retrievers earned top eight finishes in final heats.
February 28, 2015
UMBC Continues Strong Showing at ECAC Championships
UMBC swimming and diving competed on day two of the ECAC Championships at the University of Pittsburgh. Several Retrievers competed, with many setting personal records and school records.
February 26, 2015
Several Retrievers Head to the Steel City for ECAC Championships
The UMBC swimming and diving team will make the trek to the University of Pittsburgh for the ECAC Championships. Both the men and women are coming off championships in their respective conferences (CCSA and America East).
February 24, 2015
Women’s Swimming Honored as Fall 2014 CSCAA Scholar All-America Team
The UMBC women’s swimming and diving team earned CSCAA (College Swimming Coaches Association of America) Scholar All-America Team, as announced by the CSCAA on Tuesday. The award is given to the team whose GPA was a 3.0 or better during the fall term.
February 18, 2015
Escobedo Earns ECAC Swimmer of the Week
UMBC sophomore Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) was named ECAC Division I South Swimmer of the Week on Wednesday. Escobedo earns the award following her performance in the America East Championships, where she earned Most Outstanding Swimmer for the second year in a row.
February 15, 2015
CHAMPIONS! UMBC Swimming and Diving Claims the 2015 America East Championship
For the fourth time in school history and first time since 2011, UMBC women’s swimming and diving took home the America East Championship, edging out New Hampshire on the final day. The Retrievers scored 791 points, just edging out UNH, who had 777.
February 14, 2015
Escobedo Leads the Charge, UMBC Swimming and Diving in Second Heading Into Final Day
Sophomore Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) set another school record with her win in the 100 breast. This gives her two wins in as many days, as the Retrievers continue at the America East Championships.
February 13, 2015
Escobedo, Retrievers Shine on Day Two of America East Championships
Sophomore Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) not only took gold in the 200 IM to lead UMBC, she broke a school record in the process.
February 12, 2015
UMBC Sits in Third After Day One of America East Championships
The UMBC women’s swimming and diving team sits in third place with 98 points. Binghamton leads the four day event with 116 points.
February 10, 2015
Women’s Swimming and Diving Heads to Massachusetts for America East Championships
The UMBC women’s swimming and diving team will make the trek to WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) in Worcester, Mass. for the 2015 America East Championships. The Retrievers will look to avenge their second place finish from a year ago, where they fell to reigning champs New Hampshire.
January 27, 2015
Darelius Earns Fifth America East Diver of the Week Honors
UMBC junior Coco Darelius took home her fifth America East Diver of the Week honors, as announced by the conference office. The Retrievers are coming off a 188-112 loss to East Carolina to close out the regular season.
January 24, 2015
Retrievers Fall Short Against East Carolina on Saturday
UMBC fell to East Carolina on Saturday, as the men were defeated 154-145 and the women 188-112. The Retrievers and Pirates took it all the way to the wire, as the men squeaked by with the last relay of the day.
January 23, 2015
UMBC Closes the Regular Season Against East Carolina on Saturday
UMBC will host the Pirates in the regular season finale. It will also be senior day for the Retrievers, as 11 Retrievers will be honored prior to the meet.
January 22, 2015
Lindsey Prather to be Inducted into UMBC Athletics Hall of Fame
Lindsey Prather has been named as one of six former Retriever student-athletes that will be inducted into the UMBC Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 31. A dinner and subsequent ceremony will take place, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Westin BWI Airport Hotel.
January 14, 2015
Darelius Takes Home America East Diver of The Week Honors for Fourth Time
UMBC junior Coco Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) earned her fourth America East Diver of the Week honors. The junior earned two first place finishes this past weekend.
January 14, 2015
Gutzat, Darelius Garner ECAC Rookie and Diver of the Week Honors
UMBC freshman Jonas Gutzat (Lappersdorf, Germany/BBS Nuernberg) and junior Coco Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) earned ECAC Rookie and Diver of the Week honors, as announced by the ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) on Wednesday.
January 10, 2015
Retrievers Coast to Victories Over Howard
The UMBC swimming and diving teams picked up victories over Howard on Saturday. The men (6-1) won 121-92, while the women (5-1) earned a 121-95 victory. UMBC won every event on the day.
January 8, 2015
Swimming and Diving Hosts Howard This Weekend
UMBC returns to the pool against the Bison on Saturday, January 10. The Retrievers have not had a meet since competing in the Patriot Invitational on November 20-22.
November 25, 2014
Coco Darelius Takes Home Third America East Diver of the Week Honors of the Season
UMBC junior Coco Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) earned her third America East Diver of the Week honor this year. Coco earned two second place finishes to pace UMBC divers.
November 22, 2014
Retrievers Close Out Patriot Invitational on Saturday; Men Finish 3rd, While Women Finish 7th
The UMBC swimming and diving team finished the Patriot Invitational on Saturday, with the men finishing in third place, while the women finished seventh. The meet closed out the 2014 portion of the schedule.
November 21, 2014
UMBC Completes Day Two of Patriot Invitational
The UMBC swimming and diving teams returned to the pool today on day two of the Patriot Invitational. Sophomore Emily Escobedo picked up another individual victory on the day.
November 20, 2014
Retrievers Complete Day One of Patriot Invitational
UMBC swimming and diving competed on day one of Patriot Invitational on Thursday evening. The Retrievers were led by Jonas Gutzat (Lappersdorf, Germany/BBS Nuernberg) and Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina).
November 18, 2014
UMBC Returns to the Pool at the Patriot Invitational This Week
Retriever swimming and diving will head back to the pool, following their nearly month long hiatus. The teams will head down to Fairfax, Va. to take part in the Patriot Invitational this weekend, to close out the fall portion of the schedule.
October 28, 2014
Darelius Earns Her Second Straight America East Diver of the Week Honor on Tuesday
UMBC junior diver Coco Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) was named America East Diver of the Week for the second consecutive week. Darelius led the Retriever divers this week, breaking two school records in on meet.
October 25, 2014
Retrievers Race Past George Washington on Saturday
The UMBC swimming and diving teams took home victories against George Washington on Saturday, with the men winning 149-120 and the women winning 160-134. The Retrievers move to 5-1 and 4-1 on the year.
October 24, 2014
Swimming and Diving Tangles with George Washington on Saturday
UMBC will head to our nation’s capital on Saturday for the last dual meet of the fall. The Retrievers are coming off sweeps at the CCSA North Invitational last Saturday and Sunday. In the process, head coach Chad Cradock earned his 200th career victory.
October 21, 2014
Escobedo and Darelius Take Home America East Swimmer and Diver of the Week Honors
The America East Conference office announced the winners of the Swimmer and Diver of the Week for the conference on Tuesday. Sophomore Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) and junior Coco Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) took home the honors for the week ending October 19, 2014.
October 19, 2014
Cradock Records 200th Career Win at CCSA North Invite
The UMBC swimming and diving teams completed the CCSA North Invitational with wins over NJIT, VMI and Gardner-Webb on Sunday. In the process, head coach Chad Cradock recorded his 200th career win. Cradock also becomes the winningest coach in program history, surpassing Sid Burkot.
October 18, 2014
Coco Darelius Sets School Record on 3 Meter Dive at CCSA North Invite
The UMBC swimming and diving teams had a strong showing on day one of the CCSA North Invitational on Saturday. Several Retrievers won their events, including the men taking both relays. Junior Coco Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) set a school record on the 3 meter boards. Coco scored a 300.60 on Saturday.
October 17, 2014
Retrievers Host CCSA North Invite This Weekend
The UMBC swimming and diving teams will host the CCSA North Invitational this weekend, October 18-19. The teams are coming off of losses at Navy this past Wednesday. Both squads are 1-1 on the year.
October 15, 2014
UMBC Falls at Navy on Wednesday
The UMBC swimming and diving teams fell to Navy on Wednesday. The men fell 151-138, while the women lost 154.5-143.5. Both the men and the women fall to 1-1 on the year.
October 14, 2014
UMBC Returns to Action on Wednesday at Navy
The UMBC swimming and diving teams travel to Annapolis for a midweek meet against Navy. The Retrievers are coming off wins against Rider on Saturday.
October 11, 2014
UMBC Downs Rider on Homecoming Weekend
The UMBC swimming and diving teams opened the dual meet season with wins against Rider. The men took a 158-125 victory, while the women were 156-115 winners.
October 9, 2014
Swimming and Diving Opens Their Home Slate Against Rider on Saturday
The UMBC swimming and diving teams play host to Rider University on Saturday. The meet with the Broncs will be a part of the Homecoming Weekend festivities on campus.
October 5, 2014
UMBC Excels at Bucknell to Open the Season
The UMBC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed in their first dual meet of the season at Bucknell on Sunday. The exhibition meet saw the Retrievers compete and win in a majority of the events.
October 3, 2014
Swimming and Diving Opens Up the 2014-15 Season at Bucknell on Sunday
The UMBC swimming and diving squads open up the season with an exhibition meet in Lewisburg, Pa. on Sunday. The Retrievers and Bison are set to begin at 1:00 p.m from the Kinney Natatorium.
September 30, 2014
Swimming and Diving Releases 2014-15 Slate
UMBC swimming and diving coach Chad Cradock has announced the schedule for the 2014-15 season.
September 18, 2014
UMBC Swimming and Diving Welcomes Brandt Nigro as New Assistant Coach
Brandt Nigro joins the UMBC Swimming and Diving staff as an assistant coach for 2014-15, head coach Chad Cradock announced this week. Nigro comes to Baltimore from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
July 10, 2014
UMBC Women’s Swimming and Diving Earns CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Award
NORFOLK, Va. – The UMBC women’s swimming and diving team as received the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team Award for the Spring of 2014, the organization announced on Thursday morning.
July 9, 2014
UMBC Swimming and Diving Signs Contract to Continue with Speedo
BALTIMORE – Speedo USA will continue to provide the suits and apparel for the UMBC swimming and diving team for the next six years, UMBC head coach Chad Cradock announced on Wednesday afternoon.