Baltimore, Md.—UMBC sophomore Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) earned her second straight trip to the NCAA Championships. This year's competition will be held at N.C. State in Greensboro, N.C.
Emily qualified for the 200 breaststroke competition for the second consecutive year. This is the second year Emily will compete in the event, having finished in 32nd place in Minneapolis. The sophomore touched the wall in 2:11.15.
Escobedo is the third female and fourth overall to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Emily will be the first women's swimmer to make the national meet twice, in back-to-back years. Emily joins Jacque Wisnauskas (1999) and UMBC Hall of Famer Lindsey Prather (2002) to compete.
"This is no accident that Emily is here again, she works hard and is dedicated to getting better," Coach Chad Cradock said about Escobedo. He would go on to say, "We are excited to have her compete on the national level and have national representation."
This year, Emily broke the school record in the 200 breast at the ECAC Championships this past weekend. She touched the wall in 2:09.66, good enough to win the event.
She took home Swimmer of the Year honors at the America East Championships in February, helping the Retrievers take home their first championship since 2011.