UMBC

Men's Swimming & Diving

 
Mohamed Hussein
Mohamed Hussein
Height: 6-2
Weight: 161
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
High School: Victory College
Position: Back

2013-14: Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year, becoming the first UMBC swimmer to advance to multiple national meets…  Competed in the 100- (47.65) and 200-yd. backstroke (1:43.06) events, as well as the 200-yd. IM at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas… Broke the school record, and the CCSA open records, in both backstroke events in Texas… The lone CCSA swimmer at the NCAA Championships… Also rewrote the UMBC records for the 100 free (43.81), 100 butterfly (47.79), and 200 IM (1:44.14) during the year… Helped the 400 (2:56.57) and 800 free relays (6:30.37), and 200 (1:28.99) and 400 medley relays (3:14.41) break the school records at the 2014 CCSA Championships at Tennessee…  Both free relay teams won gold medals… Also won gold medals in the 200 IM and 100 back at the conference meet as UMBC finished in second place behind the University of the Incarnate Word… The Retrievers later earned the No. 23 ranking in the nation by CollegeSwimming.com after the championship meet… Was named the Co-Most Outstanding Male Swimmer of the Meet following the conclusion of the weekend… Later selected as the CCSA Male Swimmer of the Year… Paced the team with 12 individual wins during the dual meet season while also aiding nine Retriever relay teams to victory… Helped the 200 medley (1:32.44) and 200 free relays (1:23.70) break the UMBC Aquatic Complex pool records as the Retrievers hosted Howard on Jan. 11… Named the CCSA Swimmer of the Week three times.

2012-13: Selected as the America East and ECAC Championships Most Outstanding Male Swimmer… Became just the third Retriever, and first male, to ever qualify for the NCAA Championships… Set career-best and set school records in each of his three events at the national meet… Finished 17th in the national field in the 200-yd. IM with a time of 1:44.44… Placed 37th in both the 200 back (1:44.90) and 200 free (1:36.55) at the NCAA meet… Named the National Swimmer of the Week on Feb. 19 byCollegeSwimming.com after leading the Retriever to the America East title at Maine… The first Retriever to ever earn a national accolade… Won three individual events and helped UMBC claim three relay gold medals at the conference meet… Broke three conference records at the championships… Set a new UMBC record in the 50 free (20.33) while completing a time trial at the ECAC championships… Earned the UMBC Aquatic Complex record in the 200 IM (1:51.92) while competing against Howard on Nov. 10… Part of the 400 free relay team (2:58.47) which broke the school record at the ECAC meet at Harvard… Won a team-best 19 dual meet events as the Retrievers recorded their second-ever undefeated dual meet season… Named to the America East Honor Roll.

2011-12: CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-American Honorable Mention... Named the America East Most Outstanding Male Swimmer at the conference championship meet in Boston... Won three individual gold medals for the Retrievers at the championships, each in record time... Broke the conference, pool and UMBC record in the 200-yd. IM with a time of 1:47.64... Set a new UMBC record in the 200-yd. back with a time of 1:46.70... Initially broke the conference pool record in the 100 back (48.92) and then set the mark even lower and broke the school mark with his 48.66 split as a part of the silver medal winning 400 medley relay... Also helped the 200 medley relay team claim gold at the conference meet... Won eight individual events in just three dual meets after transferring mid-year... Also helped the 200 medley team claim first against local rivals Loyola and Towson.

Background:  Owns the Egyptian national record in the 200m IM... Nearly qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 200m IM and 100m free for Egypt... Helped the Egyptian National Team win gold in the 400 medley relay at the 2011 Pan-Arab Games... Nearly qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 100 free and 200 IM.

Personal: Son of Khaled Hussein and Mona Mokhtar... Has one older brother, Hossam Khaled, and one older sister, Riham Khaled... Majoring in mechanical engineering.

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