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Swimming and Diving Named CSCAA Scholar All-America Programs; Two Retrievers Named Divsion I Honorable Mention Scholar All-Americans
Rising senior Abbey McKenney was named the 2011 America East Most Outstanding Swimmer.
BALTIMORE—The UMBC men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs have been recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America as 2011 Scholar All-America Teams, CSCAA announced last week. In addition, seniors Keilan Freeman and Brad Reitz have been named to the 2010-11 Scholar All-America Division I Honorable Mention list.
Both the men’s and women’s teams captured America East Championships in 2011 and were recognized for having combined 3.00 GPAs or higher during the 2010-11 school year. The women finished the year with a 3.23 GPA, while the men completed the campaign with a 3.09 GPA.
Freeman and Reitz were named to the individual list for achieving NCAA “B” cut times, while earning a 3.5 or better GPA during the school year.
Reitz captured gold in the 200-yard butterfly and 200-yard individual medley in times of 1:47.26 and 1:48.54 at the conference championships. Both Freeman, a 2010-11 Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team selection, and Reitz were part of the gold medal-winning 800-yard freestyle relay and second place 200-yard medley relay that broke UMBC records in 6:34.28 and 1:29.81, respectively.