NORFOLK, VA. – To cap off a noteworthy career at UMBC, Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y.) has been named a College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American, the organization announced Wednesday. This is the second year in a row that Escobedo has received the honor.
Escobedo earned All-American status after finishing her collegiate career with a 3.52 GPA and earning her degree in psychology, all while competing at the NCAA championships this year. In Indianapolis, the New York native broke school records in the 200 IM and 100 Breast, earning Honorable Mention All-American honors, and earned bronze and All-American accolades in the 200 breast.
Escobedo also helped lead UMBC to its third-straight America East championship and was also named the America East Swimming and Diving Winter Scholar-Athlete this past year.
CSCAA selected a record 997 swimmers and divers for its Scholar All-America team. The selections recognize students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
"Between the athletic and academic components required to receive the award, these really are some of the best of the best," CSCAA Executive Director Joel Shinofield explained. "It really shows that excellence in the classroom and the pool can be achieved at any program – not just pockets here or there."
About the CSCAA:
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the oldest organization of college coaches in America -is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level.