Setting the Scene
What: UMBC (0-0) at Bucknell (0-0)
When: Saturday, September 30 – 1 p.m.
Where: Kinney Natatorium – Lewisburg, Pa.
Live Results: BucknellBison.com
200 Medley Relay
400 Free Relay
Note: Diving events will be run concurrently with swimming events
Bucknell at a Glance
• In 2016-17, the Bison finished 4-7 (3-4 Patriot League). They took fifth (502 points) at the 10-team Patriot League Championship and second (452 points) at the 19-team ECAC Championship.
• Over the course of last season, school records fell in five individual events and three relays. Abigail Rosenberg (100 freestyle, 200 freestyle) and Julianna Foss (100 butterfly, 200 butterfly) accounted for four of the individual records and were each part of two record-setting relays.
• Rosenberg (1st), Foss (1st), Emma Hadley (1st) and Julie Byrne (2nd) were Bucknell's 2017 All-Patriot League honorees. All four return in 2017-18.
• Rosenberg, Foss, Handley and Byrne accounted for 156 of Bucknell's 502 points at the Patriot League Championship. Foss, a three-time All-Patriot League First Team pick, posted 48, the fifth-most by a swimmer at the meet.
• Hadley led the way at the ECAC Championships, winning a title in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.62.
• The program welcomes 10 newcomers in 2017-18. The student-athletes hail from six states: Pennsylvania (4), New Jersey (2), Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York.
UMBC at a Glance/Series History
• This is the 11-straight year the Bison will open their season against the Retrievers. Every year since 2007, the teams have met in the first weekend of the season for an unscored meet. Seven of those meetings occurred at Kinney Natatorium.
• The Retrievers won their third-straight, and sixth overall, American East Championship in 2016-17. They set a conference record, scoring 936.5 points to become the first team to eclipse 900 points. The meet featured five teams.
• UMBC also finished seventh at the 19-team ECAC Championship, totaling 252 points.
• The Retrievers graduated Emily Escobedo, who was named the America East Swimmer of the Year four years in a row. A two-time All-American and the first Retriever to score points at the NCAA National Championship, she won bronze in the 200 breaststroke at the 2016 and 2017 renditions.