Gutzat, Darelius Garner ECAC Rookie and Diver of the Week Honors

Gutzat, Darelius Garner ECAC Rookie and Diver of the Week Honors

Danbury, Conn.-- UMBC freshman Jonas Gutzat (Lappersdorf, Germany/BBS Nuernberg) and junior Coco Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) earned ECAC Rookie and Diver of the Week honors, as announced by the ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) on Wednesday. 

Gutzat won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:39.95 as the Retrievers topped CCSA foe Howard. He also swam the second leg of the winning 200 free relay (1:27.41).

Coco won both the three and one meter dives against Howard this past Saturday. She scored a 267.60 on the three meter boards, while posting a 281.55 on the one meter board. The 281.55 was her second best performance of the season in the one meter dive.

Coco previously broke her own record in the 3 meter dive, scoring 324.00 against George Washington. Her previous record was 300.60, which was set at the CCSA North Invitational on October 18-19 in Baltimore. Darelius then went on to score a 294.98 on the 1 meter boards, which was good enough to shatter the previous record. Coco scored 13 points better than the previous record, held by Ashley Houghton (281.48), set back in 2006.

The Retrievers will have three divers represented at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships in March. Along with Darelius, seniors Ryan Green (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) and Pak Lam Wong (Hong Kong/Kowloon Technical School) will represent UMBC at the event.

UMBC closes out the regular season against East Carolina on Saturday, January 24. The meet with the Pirates begins at 1:00 p.m. from the UMBC Aquatic Complex. 

Men:

Division I South

Co-Swimmers of the Week

Cory Camp – University of Delaware, Sophomore, Olney, Md.

Jamal Willis – Lehigh University, Sophomore, Philadelphia, Pa.

Diver of the Week

Dominic Giordano – University of Pittsburgh, Sophomore, Wexford, Pa.

Rookie of the Week

Jonas Gutzat – UMBC, Freshman, Lappersdorf, Germany

 

Women:

Division I South 

Co-Swimmers of the Week

Kaitlyn Ruffing – Lehigh University, Sophomore, Murrysville, Pa.

Kinga Cichowska – University of Pittsburgh, Sophomore, Wroclaw, Poland

Diver of the Week

Coco Darelius – UMBC, Junior, Rye, N.Y.

Rookie of the Week

Meme Sharp – University of Pittsburgh, Freshman, Noblesville, Ind.