BOSTON - The UMBC swimming and diving team swept the America East Performers of the Week awards for the week ending January 7, the conference announced Tuesday. The awards come after the men's and women's teams swept Howard to close out the home season at UMBC Aquatic Complex on Saturday.
Seniors Hania Moro (New Cairo, Egypt) and Alexander Gliese (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) earned the swimming awards, while juniors Devin Gromen (Crofton, Md./Arundel) and Ben Parker (Lawrenceville, Ga.) were awarded the diving awards.
Moro picked up her fourth Female Swimmer of the Week award after she capped off her UMBC home career with victories in the 200 free (1:53.32), 500 free (5:04.21), and 1000 free (10:15.99). Gromen earned Female Diver of the Week after finishing first in the 3-meter dive with a score 223.65 and third in the 1-meter with a score of 216.22.
Gliese was named Male Swimmer of the Week for the second time this season after helping to lead the men's team to three record-breaking performances on Saturday. The senior was apart of the 400 medley relay team that shattered Binghamton's pool record in a time of 3:22.35; Gliese also set a new pool record during the back split of the race in a time of 48.83, knocking off Michael Phelps's 16-year-old NBAC record of 49.17.
Gliese also helped the 200 free relay team set a record with a time of 1:23.43, breaking the pool record set by Gregor Sporlein, Lauri Kaei, Evan Carey, and Mohamed Hussein of 1:23.70. The senior also won his two individual events, earning victories in the 50 back (23.26) and 100 back (49.82).
Parker took home Male Diver of the Week after he placed first in the 1-meter dive with a score of 307.65 and finished second in the 3-meter with a score of 310.42.
The Retrievers will finish the regular season on the road as they travel to East Carolina on January 19.