Kovach Takes Fifth Little East Women's Swimming Rookie Of The Week Honor

Kovach Takes Fifth Little East Women's Swimming Rookie Of The Week Honor

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)