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Three-Time Diving National Champion Mike Shaw Named Second-Team Academic All-American

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., June 14, 2005 – Springfield College junior Mike Shaw (Westfield, Mass.) was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division Men’s At-Large Second Team, Tuesday (June 14), as voted upon by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Shaw capped one of the most exceptional seasons by a SC diver this past winter, garnering National Champion honors on both the 1- and 3-meter boards at the NCAA Division III Championships. Named the National Diver of the Year, he led the Pride to ninth place out of 63 teams for SC’s highest finish ever at the meet.

Already a six-time All-American, Shaw also won the 3-meter national title in 2004, while finishing runner-up in one-meter. In 2003, he finished third on the one-meter board and sixth in the three-meter competition.

Shaw was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Diver of the Year for the third-straight season after sweeping both diving events at the conference championship for the third-consecutive season. SC also won its first NEWMAC Championship in 2005.

Named a second-team All-District I selection in 2004 and a first-team honoree this season, Shaw owns a 3.84 GPA in the physical therapy program at SC.
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