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Women's Swimming and Diving To Send Five Student Athletes to NCAA Championships

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.-- February 29, 2008 – The NCAA announced on Friday afternoon that five student athletes from Springfield College had qualified for the upcoming 2008 NCAA Division III Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.

The Championships will be held at Miami University's Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center in Oxford, Ohio. The College of Wooster will serve as the host during the weekend of March 13-15.

Looking to solidify herself as one of the top swimmers in the country, Moira Price (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) qualified for three events in the Championships. Price goes into the competition as the number five seed in the 50 freestyle (23.69). Price is the second seed in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.59) and is the top seed heading into the 200 breaststroke (2:19.32). Her time in the 200 breaststroke is nearly 1.5 seconds faster than the next competitor.

Kallie Pottle (Brewer, Maine) qualified to compete in the 200 backstroke (2:07.39) as well for the Pride.

On the diving boards, Springfield will send a trio of divers and is the only school in the country to send more than two competitors to the National Championships in diving. Erin White (Glastonbury, Conn.), Melissa Nelson (Wallingford, Conn.), and Michelle Reggio (Brooklyn, N.Y.) each qualified on both the one and three meter boards.

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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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Diving Coach Peter Avdoulos

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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