Cartwright on Costa - "Costa loves Georgetown more than anything and her attitude is contagious. She will be a major part of our mid-distance/distance and backstroke core this season. She will make her mark on the program very quickly. Costa comes in with a 200 back time that is already well below the current Hoya school record."
Prior to Georgetown - Costa was a varsity swimmer for five years at Irvington High School, captaining the Irvington swim team for one year ... Named a scholastic All-American from 2007-09, won the gold, silver and bronze medals at the Empire State Games (2005-07) ... Named Irvington all-section ... Qualified for states (05-08) ... Selected to the Journal News All-Star select first team (2007) ... Named one of Rivertown's Enterprise Top 10 performers (2007) ... Won the Westchester County Board of Legislators Certificate of Athletic Achievement (2007) ... Earned Academic All-high honors throughout high school ... Named the valedictorian for the Class of 2009 ... Graduated cum laude ... Named to the National Society of High School Scholars.