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Swimmer Escobedo Dazzles at NCAA Finals

UMBC swimming and diving standout Emily Escobedo ’17, psychology, won bronze in the 200m breaststroke at the NCAA finals on Saturday, becoming the first Retriever to earn All-American status in the pool.

“This weekend was amazing because of Emily.  She never let the competition get to her… She can step up in any situation and give her best,” said head coach Chad Cradock.

Escobedo earned a spot in the A finals after finishing in a tie for second in the prelims, touching the wall in a time of 2:06.82. In the finals she finished with a time of 2:06.43 to earn bronze, scoring enough points to earn All-American recognition, adding to her Honorable Mention All-American status from competing in the 100m breaststroke.

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Track & Field Championship Bound

Baltimore, Md.—UMBC track and field will head to New Jersey for the ECAC/IC4A Championships this weekend. Mercedes Jackson and Hassan Omar took home Most Outstanding Track Performers at the America East Championships two weeks back. Junior Daryian Miles won the Elite 18 Award at the meet, as the Retriever men and women finished in second place, their best finish in program history. 

Read more at: Retrievers Head to Princeton for ECAC/IC4A Championships – UMBC.

UMBC Baseball Defeats George Mason

Fairfax, Va.—UMBC baseball improved their win streak to three with a 6-4 win against George Mason on Tuesday. The Retrievers recorded 13 hits in the contest to move to 21-16, the most wins in a season since 2008.

The Retrievers jumped on the Patriots early, scoring three runs in the first. Andrew Casali (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) smacked a double to left, scoring Vince Corbi (Medford, N.J./Shawnee). Nick Naumann (Essex, Md./John Carroll/Chestnut Hill) followed suit with a two-RBI single, plating Anthony Gatto (Hauppauge, N.Y./Smithtown West) and Casali.

Read more at: UMBC Defeats George Mason, 6-4; Record Most Wins in a Season Since 2008 – UMBC.

Junior Tennis Players Named All-Conference

ST. LOUIS – UMBC juniors Justin Carter (Randallstown, Md.) and Jaan Kononov (Talinn, Estonia) were named to the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference men’s tennis All-Conference team at the conclusion of the league championships.

Carter has now earned All-Conference recognition in all three of his seasons with the Retrievers.  Last season, he was the America East Conference co-Player of the Year as he earned first team singles honors and second team doubles accolades. As a freshman in the spring of 2013, he earned three AE Player of the Week honors and earned first team post-season honors in both singles and doubles.

This spring, Carter posted a 9-6 singles record and a mark of 7-3 in doubles. In the MVC quarterfinal match versus Southern Illinois, he posted victories in both doubles and singles and his semifinal singles match was even at a set apiece and on serve in the third set when the match was halted.

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