UMass Dartmouth freshman Maddie Kovach earned her fifth Little East Conference Women’s Swimming Rookie of the Week honor of the season on Monday afternoon, as she was honored after setting a pair of records and earning an individual event title at last Saturday’s league Championships at the Tripp Natatorium.
A native of Oxford, Conn. and a graduate of Oxford High School, Kovach won the Little East 200 yard backstroke with a school-record time of 2:11.15, and she also earned second-team all-conference accolades with a school-record performance in the 100 yard backstroke (1:01.48). Maddie placed third in the 400 yard individual medley (4:49.92) as well for Head Coach Cathy Motta’s squad, as she helped lead UMass Dartmouth to its first runner-up team finish in 12 years with 281.5 points.
The Corsairs return to action on Thursday, February 21st by heading to Cambridge, Mass. for the 2019 New England Swimming & Diving Championships that will be hosted by MIT.
(Photo Credit: Rainier Almonte '19)