UMBC's Emily Escobedo Named All-American

Release: 03/20/2017
Courtesy: America East Communications

INDIANAPOLIS  - For the second straight year, Emily Escobedo was named an All-American at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships after finishing third in the 200-meter breaststroke on Saturday. 

The four-time America East Outstanding Swimmer capped off her incredible collegiate career by breaking a UMBC school record in the 200 breast with a time of 2:05.20. It was the eighth-fastest time in the history of the event. Former Olympian Lilly King won gold. 

Prior to Saturday, Escobedo swam in the 200 IM and the 100 breast, finishing 12th and ninth, respecitvely, and finishes her career a three-time Honorable Mention All-American. 

Her triumphs resulted in a 24th-place finish for UMBC. Out of the 49 schools competing, the Retrievers' 30 points were the most for a non-Power 5 school.