UNH Wildcat From Maine Being Inducted Into Swimming Hall of Fame
A University of New Hampshire swimming alumna who was an Olympic Trials qualifier is being inducted into the Maine Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame.
Jennifer Roberts Zarkoskie, of Springvale, Maine, raced for Sanford High School.
In 2010, she won the 100-yard fly with a 54.2 at the Y Nationals.
According to a press release, before transferring to the University of New Hampshire, Roberts earned Honorable All-American honors as a relay swimmer at the University of Maryland.
At UNH, Roberts was the America East Swimmer of the Year, ECAC Swimmer of the Year and she participated in the NCAA Championships in 2013.
She was a four-time America East Champion and a six-time ECAC Champion in her time with the Wildcats. Roberts also currently holds the 100 and 200 fly school records at UNH with times of 53.41 and 1:56.91, respectively.
According to the press release, Roberts helped guide UNH to the 2013 and 2014 America East Championship under the direction of longtime head coach Josh Willman.
"Jenni was one of the most talented and dominant swimmers we've had at UNH," Willman said.
Willman said Zarkoskie was an incredible teammate with a passion for swimming and she was really fun to coach.
Zarkoskie said she is honored to be inducted into the Maine Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame.
"Growing up as a swimmer taught me about hard work and discipline and brought the best friends and role models into my life. I'm excited to join a great group of athletes and coaches in the Maine Swimming Hall of Fame," Zarkoskie said in a statement.
In addition to Roberts, three-time Olympic Trials qualifier James Wells and coach Robert Winslow will also be inducted as part of the Class of 2021, according to the press release.
Created in 1995, the Maine Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame honors athletes in the sport of swimming and diving whose accomplishments have made an impact in Maine and beyond the state.
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