A Trio of Retrievers Selected to America East All-Academic Team

A Trio of Retrievers Selected to America East All-Academic Team

America East Release

Boston, Mass.—Three UMBC women's swimming and diving members were selected to the America East All-Academic Team, as announce by the conference office. The Retriever women won the 2015 America East Championship this past February.

A pair of swimmers and one diver earned the honor. Amanda Day (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) and Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina), as well as Coco Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) were selected.

Day was a key contributor to the Retrievers winning the America East championship this year. Day took sixth place in the 200 fly on the final day of competition. Amanda touched the wall in a time of 2:07.20 to help UMBC. Amanda also claimed fourth in the 100 fly with a time of 56.41.

Darelius had another strong season on the boards, recording two school records this year. Coco broke both diving records, one held by herself, the other by Ashley Houghton. Darelius recorded a score of 324.00 on the 3 meter boards against George Washington. That score broke her previous record of 300.60. On the 1 meter boards, Coco put up a score of 294.98 at the CCSA North Invite to break Houghton's record of 281.48 set in 2006.

Emily Escobedo had another record shattering season. Emily was the first female competitor to make back to back trips to the NCAA Championships. She also broke a school and conference mark when she scored in the B finals of the 200 breaststroke on the final day. In doing so, Escobedo became the first Retriever and America East swimmer to score points at the NCAA meet. She earned Swimmer of the Year for the second consecutive season at the America East Championships.