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UMBC Grit: Swimming and Diving Team Back-to-back Champs

February 26, 2016 3:09 PM

For the second year in a row, both the UMBC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have earned conference championship titles, setting dozens of school and league records on their paths to victory. These major wins on back-to-back weekends, in back-to-back years, solidify UMBC as a home of top scholar-athletes in this highly competitive arena.

UMBC News reported last week on the UMBC women’s swimming and diving America East Championship title, earned on February 14, 2016, through high-energy, record-setting performances. At that meet, Emily Escobedo ’17, psychology, received her third straight Most Outstanding Swimmer award and was named College Swimming’s National Athlete of the Week. With the fastest 200 breaststroke time in all of the NCAA this season, Escobedo (pictured below) has qualified for the NCAA Championship in March.

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