Emily Escobedo
Emily Escobedo
Height: 5-8
Year: Junior
Hometown: New Rochelle, N.Y.
High School: Maria Regina
Position: Breast/IM

2015-16: Continued to leave her mark on the UMBC swimming and diving program with another record breaking year... She made a return trip to the NCAA Championships, taking third place in the 200 breast with a time of 2:06.21... Became the first Retriever and America East swimmer to score points at the national meet, making the A finals... Set the school record in the 200 breast (2:06.21) at the America East Championships... Also holds the school record in the 100 breast (59.71)and the 200 medley relay (1:41.26)... Named America East Swimmer of the Year... Earned America East All-Academic honors.

2014-15: Became the first Retriever female to advance to back-to-back NCAA Championships in program history... Competed in the 200 IM, 100 and 200 breast in Greensboro, N.C. ... Set the school and America East record on the very first day, touching in at 1:58.72 in the 200 IM... Turned in a time of 1:01.01 in the 100 breast on the second day... On the final day of competition, she made UMBC and America East history by becoming the first competitor to score at the national meet... She took home seventh place (14th overall) in the B finals with a time of 2:09.32... At the America East Championships, she took gold in the 200 IM (1:59.10), 100 breast (1:01.01) and 200 breast (2:10.54)... Took home gold at the ECAC meet in the 200 breast in 2:09.88... Named to the America East All-Academic Team... Won America East Most Outstanding Swimmer for the second straight year.

2013-14: Became the third female, and fourth swimmer overall, in program history to advance to the NCAA Championships… Competed in the 200-yd. IM, 100- and 200-yd. breaststroke events at the national meet in Minneapolis… Swam a career-best, and school-record time, in the 200 IM (2:00.25) which at the NCAA meet, placing 52nd overall……Received her first college dual meet wins by taking the top spot in the 100 breast (1:07.21) and 200 breast (2:22.41) against Rider on Oct. 12… Swept the breaststroke discipline at the America East Championships and was named the meet’s Most Outstanding Female Swimmer, as well as the Most Outstanding Rookie… Broke the school record in the 100-yd. breaststroke during the prelims with a time of 1:02.22 and then clipped it further to 1:01.58 to capture the gold medal… Also broke the school mark in the 200-yd. event at the America East meet, winning the gold with a time of 2:12.11… Pushed even further the next week at the ECAC Championships at Navy, trimming her time to 2:10.05 to win the event and qualify for the NCAA Championships… Assisted in UMBC winning the gold medal in the 200 medley relay and silver in the 400 medley relay at the America East Championships with each team setting a new school record… Won 16 dual meet events as a freshman… Holds the top spot in the top 10 in UMBC history for the 100 and 200 breast as well as the 200 IM… Also holds the eighth spot in the 400 IM (4:28.99) from her second-place finish at the Patriot Invitational… Named to the America East Honor Roll.

Background: Attended the 2012 United States Olympic Trials… Qualified for Nationals in 2011 after qualifying for Junior Nationals the previous year… Achieved an Olympic Trial cut in the 200 breaststroke at the 2011 LC Nationals.

Personal: Majoring in psychology... Daughter of Peter and Ginny Escobedo… Has one younger sister, Katie… Student Council President during her senior year at Maria Regina.