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Three SC Women Qualify For NCAA Championships

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 10, 2003- Springfield College head coach John Taffe announced that three SC women will be competing at the NCAA Division III Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships on March 13-15 in Atlanta.

Taffe also announced that six members of SC’s men’s swimming and diving team have qualified for the NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships on March 20-22, which will also be held in Atlanta.

Senior All-American Alison Mellage (Union, N.J.) and freshman Lacey Feduke (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) will compete in the one- and three-meter diving competition. Mellage was the national champion on the three-meter board in 2001. Sophomore Megan Skinner (Acton, Mass.) will swim the 100-yard and 200-yard backstrokes, and the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyles. Skinner, who posted the eighth best time in the 200 backstroke this season (2:06.50), placed fourth in the event at the 2002 NCAA Championship.

SC sophomore Louis Arruda (West Warwick, R.I.) will swim the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyles, and the 200-yard butterfly. Freshman Dan Moran (Wilbraham, Mass.) qualified in the 100-yard and 200-yard butterfly, and the 500-yard freestyle, and senior Craig Dolan (Edison, N.J.) will swim the 200-yard individual medley. Arruda, Moran, Dolan and sophomore Blake Leshnick (Suffern, N.Y.) will team up for the 200 and 400 medley relays as well as the 400 and 800 freestyle relays.

Senior Dan Bartholomew (Willits, Calif.) and freshman Mike Shaw (Westfield, Mass.) will compete in the one- and three-meter diving competitions.
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John Taffe John Taffe enters his 25th season in 2013-2014 as the head coach of the men's and women's swimming teams at Springfield College. Under Taffe’s leadership, the Pride has returned to its status as one of the best collegiate swimming and diving programs in Division III.Read more.

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