Darelius Takes Home America East Diver of The Week Honors for Fourth Time

Darelius Takes Home America East Diver of The Week Honors for Fourth Time

Conference Release

Cambridge, Mass.-- UMBC junior Coco Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) earned her fourth America East Diver of the Week honors. The junior earned two first place finishes this past weekend.

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.