Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC swimming and diving standout Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) became the first Retriever to earn CSCAA (College Swimming Coaches Association of America) All-America Honorable Mention, as announced by the CSCAA on Thursday. The award caps a historic season for Escobedo and the Retrievers.
Emily earned the honor after another record breaking season for the sophomore. She took home Most Outstanding Swimmer honors at the 2015 America East Championships, in which the Retrievers won in comeback fashion. Escobedo qualified for NCAA competition for the second straight year, becoming the first ever female swimmer to do so. At the championships, Escobedo qualified for the finals in the 200 breast. In doing so, she became the first Retriever and America East swimmer to score at the NCAA Championships.
"Since the start of the program we have never had anyone receive this honor. We are proud Emily as her hard work and dedication to herself, the sport and the program has paid off," coach Chad Cradock said about his sophomore standout.
Escobedo also holds the school record in the 100 and 200 breast, as well as the 200 IM.