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.