OMAHA, Neb. – UMBC swimming and diving rising junior Patrick Husson (Camp Springs, Md./DeMatha) finished in 99th place out of 132 swimmers in the 200-meter breaststroke at the US Olympic Trials, Thursday afternoon at the CenturyLink Center.
AUBURN, Ala. – UMBC junior Mohamed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College) took first place, broke the Egyptian national record and qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London in the 200m IM Sunday afternoon at the Auburn Classic at the Martin Aquatics Center.
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.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC swimming and diving junior Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) and women’s basketball senior Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) have been named America East Scholar-Athletes for the 2011-12 winter season, the conference office announced on Thursday.
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.
BALTIMORE, Md. – Three UMBC swimming and diving athletes have qualified for their respective country’s Olympic Trials and will be attempting to join the national team for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games to be held in London, England.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – UMBC junior diver Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) became the first athlete since Jeff Salgado in 2007, to compete in the NCAA Zones meet, Friday and Saturday afternoon at the University of Buffalo Pool and Natatorium.
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.
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – UMBC swimming and diving junior Mohamed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College) was named the America East Male Swimmer of the Week for the second time in three weeks, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – UMBC swimming and diving junior Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) was named the America East Male Diver of the Week for the fourth time this season, the conference announced on Tuesday.
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.
BALTIMORE—Junior swimmer Pierre De Waal (Petroia, South Africa/Tuks Sport/Cleveland State) of the men’s swimming and diving team was named UMBC’s Athlete of the Month for November 2011 in a poll of fans conducted from Dec. 1-7.
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.