Women's Swimming & Diving Rolls To Fourth NEWMAC Title
2004 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
Women's Swimming & Diving Championships
Friday-Sunday, Feb. 20-22, MIT, Cambridge, Mass.
Results from Day One (Friday, Feb. 20)
Morning Session/Prelims - Results
Evening Session/Finals- Results
Results Day Two (Saturday, Feb. 21)
Results Day Three (Feb. 22, 2004)
Feb. 22, 2004 -- Springfield College cruised to its fourth consecutive New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship this weekend at MIT.
With 1,027.5 points, the Pride easily outdistanced second-place MIT (642) and Wellesley (558).
Conference champions included junior All-American Megan Skinner (Acton, Mass.)
, who won the 500 freestyle (5:03.77, NEWMAC record) and the 200 backstroke (2:05.92, NEWMAC record); senior Jessica Defoe (Monson, Mass.)
in the 100 butterfly (59.06, NEWMAC record), and sophomore diver Sara Tremblay (Agawam, Mass.)
on the one-meter board (341.75).
SC dominated the competition in the relays, with Skinner and Defoe swimming legs on three championship teams. On SC's first-place 400-medley relay (4:01.93, NEWMAC record), Skinner and Defoe were joined by senior Beth Byron (Haverhill, Mass.)
and sophomore Emily Phillips (North Windham., Conn.)
. Defoe, Skinner, Byron and sophomore Alicia Hart (West Hartford, Conn.)
picked up a conference title in the 200 medley relay (1:50.05), and Defoe, Skinner, Hart and Phillips won the 400 freestyle relay (3:34.79, a NEWMAC record).
All event winners earn first-team all-conference honors.
Head Coach 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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| Phone: 413.748.3169
Diving Coach Peter Avdoulos
Peter Avdoulos is regarded as one of the top diving coaches in the nation, and is entering his 29th season as the diving coach for both the men's and women's programs in 2013-2014. The current NEWMAC Men's and Women's Diving Coach of the Year, Avdoulos has coached countless All-New England and All-American divers, as well as several National Champions. Read more
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| Phone: 413.748.3445