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UNH, UMBC Earn Week #7 Honors

Release: 11/26/2013
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – America East teams hit the road and participated in meets with strong competition this past weekend. Here’s a look at this week’s Swimmer and Diver of the Week:

Swimmer of the Week
Oneida Cooper, Jr., New Hampshire
Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Was victorious in two events in a three-day meet at the Terrier Invitational.
  • Posted a time of 4:53.70 to place first in the 500-yard free.
  • Currently ranks 150th in the latest 500-free times (Nov. 26).
  • Was part of the winning quartet in the 400-yard medley relay, clocking in at 3:49.81, which is currently ranked 80th on
  • Won a silver medal in the 200-yard freestyle event, with a time of 1:51.26.
  • Oneida’s times in the 500-yard free and 200-yard free are currently among the best in the league.

Diver of the Week
Corinna Darelius, So., UMBC
Rye, N.Y.

  • Helped the Retrievers finish third in the diving segment of the Patriot Invitational at George Mason.
  • Registered a three-meter score of 241.25 to take second.
  • Earned a fifth-place finish of 232.30 in the one-meter dive.
  • Collected her season-best score of 254.95 in the preliminaries of the three-meter.

Around the League

  • UMBC’s Emily Escobedo set four season-best times at the Patriot Invitational, including two second place finishes in the 200-yard breast (2:17.38) and the 400-yard IM (4.28.99).
  • Escobedo’s 200-yard finish currently ranks 108th on
  • Vermont’s Christina Weaver collected an individual win in the 50-free (23.67) and placed second in the 100-free (51.08).
  • Maine’s Naja Harvey finished third in the 100-yard (1:05.72) and 200-yard (2:26.11) breast stroke events.
  • Kara Capossela continues her winning ways sweeping the one-meter (230.95) and three meter (254.75) events.


2013 America East Swimming and Diving Weekly Award Winners

 Oct.    15 – Swimmer of the Week: Jenna Bull, New Hampshire
                  Diver of the Week: Nicole Zahka, New Hampshire

          22 - Swimmer of the Week: Lauren McCandless, New Hampshire
                 Diver of the Week: Rebecca Schreiber, Vermont

          29 - Swimmer of the Week: Jenni Roberts, New Hampshire
                 Diver of the Week: Nicole Zahka, New Hampshire

Nov.   5 -   Swimmer of the Week: Talor Tadena, UMBC
                 Diver of the Week: Kara Capossela, Maine

          12 - Swimmer of the Week: Christa Weaver, Vermont
                 Diver of the Week: Kara Capossela, Maine

          19 - Swimmer of the Week: Christa Weaver, Vermont
                 Diver of the Week: Maggie Preston, Vermont

          26 -  Swimmer of the Week: Oneida Cooper, New Hampshire
                 Diver of the Week: Corinna Darelius, UMBC

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