UMBC Athletics is poised and ready for greatness. Our history-making NCAA men’s basketball victory and 2014 College Cup run demonstrated the heights we could achieve through grit and determination. We instill that ethic in all of our student-athletes and are proud of their athletic and academic achievements.
The class of 2019 will consist of former standout student-athletes Marcus Gross, men’s soccer ‘06, and Drew Westervelt, men’s lacrosse, ‘07, and legendary UMBC head coaches Pete Caringi, Jr., and Don Zimmerman.
The annual Retriever Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Turf Valley Golf Resort with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. This annual event takes place during the month of June every year to launch fundraising initiatives and to get the UMBC community excited for a new season of competition.
The UMBC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) announced on Wednesday its participation in the the LGBT SportSafe SAAC Challenge. The SAAC Challenge launches in partnership with 20 colleges and universities committed to creating an inclusive athletic culture for student-athletes, coaches and administrators.
BALTIMORE – University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is proud to announce the grand opening of the UMBC Event Center on February 3, 2018. The official opening will be held during the UMBC men’s basketball game against University of Vermont at 4 p.m. on February 3, 2018. Kickoff events will continue on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the UMBC women’s basketball game against Binghamton at 7 p.m.
BALTIMORE – Tim Hall, UMBC’s Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation, has signed a contract extension through the 2021-22 academic year, it was announced today by Dr. Nancy Young, UMBC’s Vice President for Student Affairs.
UMBC Athletics is pleased to announce its 2017-18 recipients of the GRIT award. Sixteen Retriever student-athletes have earned these initial awards. The annual GRIT award will be given to a returning member (or members) of a UMBC athletic team. The recipients will be returning student-athletes that have distinguished themselves amongst teammates by demonstrating the department’s core values of growth, respect, Integrity and teamwork during the previous athletic year.
CLEVELAND - UMBC athletics director Tim Hall was appointed president of the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (ADA), a professional organization composed of Division I athletics directors and administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
Four UMBC student-athletes were nominated for the 2017 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar awards program. All four recipients - Afees Abolurin, Rachel Katzenberger, Pandora Wilson and Elijah Wright are Maryland natives.
Note: This event has been postponed and will be re-scheduled for the fall of 2017.
The celebration of #UMBC50 continues with a very special event this spring. On Friday, April 21. We have just learned that Marcus Gross, ’06, and Drew Westervelt, ’08, will be formally inducted into the UMBC Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the evening’s program.
BALTIMORE - UMBC Athletics announced on Monday that "Bagels ‘n Grinds" located on Arundel Mills Boulevard at The Preserve, just 3/4 miles south of Anne Arundel Mills Mall is now the official Bagel and Coffee Shop of Retriever Athletics through 2017.
BOSTON – Five student-athletes who graduated in December have been named America East Presidential Scholar-Athletes for their outstanding academic achievements throughout their collegiate careers. Three of the five are Retrievers – swimmer Carly Deeter (Langhorne, Pa.), cross country and track and field’s Patrick Duboyce (New Market, Md./Linganore) and soccer goalkeeper Billy Heavner (Landisville, Pa.)– and they joined University at Albany's Taylor Schwoyer, and New Hampshire's Chris Wingate were all recognized with the award.
Join us for UMBC’s Homecoming 2016, a chance to re-connect with fellow student-athlete alumni. CELEBRATE what it means to be a Retriever, while enjoying a weekend filled with entertainment, Division I sports and fun!
As the university celebrates its 50th anniversary, Retriever Athletics is thrilled to be an integral part of its extremely successful, albeit brief history. Over the past two months, we have chronicled some of our finest moments. The moment that was judged to have made the greatest impact occurred on March 15, 2008.
In as much as the #retriever50for50 countdown has been as balanced as possible, recognizing student-athletes and teams of different genders, eras and “national rankings”, certain individuals and teams have warranted multiple mentions. Such is the case for our moment ranked at No. 2. The 2014 men’s soccer squad also came in at No. 5 for their upset victory at Maryland in the NCAA Tournament semifinals. That victory, while impactful, was only one chapter of seven in UMBC’s post-season run.