Hussein Claims Second America East Swimming Award in Three Weeks

Mohamed Hussein won his second America East Swimmer of the Week award
Mohamed Hussein won his second America East Swimmer of the Week award

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.  The announcement comes after the mid-year transfer won three individual events for the Retrievers for the second straight meet.

Over the weekend in Philadelphia, Hussein picked up three more individual event wins to bring his season total to eight victories in just three meets.

In a tri-dual meet against Penn and LaSalle, Hussein won the 100 back (51.32) and 100 free (46.19) to start his day.  He then completed his afternoon with a win in the 200 IM (1:53.95).

Hussein's second weekly award of the year brings UMBC's total up to 14 awards during the 2011-12 season.  Junior Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) leads the way for the Retrievers with five honors, with senior Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) has three awards and junior Pierre De Waal (Pretoria, South Africa/Tuks Sport/Cleveland State) has two awards. 

UMBC splits up for competition this weekend as the swimmers head to College Park, Md. to take part in the two-day Terrapin Invitational, while the divers return to Philadelphia to take on Drexel.