Women's Swimming & Diving 15th At NCAAs
, March 15, 2003 – Springfield College senior diver Alison Mellage (Union, N.J.)
capped an outstanding career with two top-five diving performances to help the Pride to a 15th-place finish at the NCAA Division III Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships at Emory University.
Record-setting sophomore Megan Skinner (Acton, Mass.)
, who competed in four events, swam to a pair of top-five finishes in the 100 yard and 200-yard backstroke for SC, which finished in the top 15 nationally for the second straight season. The three-time defending New England Women and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Champions placed 13th in 2002.
Mellage earned her seventh and eighth All-America honors this weekend. On the one-meter board Thursday, she placed fourth for the second consecutive season (375.95 points). On Saturday night on the three-meter board, Mellage came in fifth overall (420.80).
Skinner, a three-time All-America, shattered the SC record in the 100-yard backstroke on Friday, swimming to fifth place with a time of :58.07. On Saturday, Skinner placed third in the 200 backstroke (2:03.43). She finished fourth in the event at the 2002 NCAA Championships.
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