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Pancoast and Thompson Sweep NEWMAC Diving Weekly Honors

Pancoast and Thompson Sweep NEWMAC Diving Honors Wellesley, Mass. - December 5, 2011 - The diving tandem of Kenny Pancoast and Jennifer Thompson swept the weekly New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Diving honors after impressive showings at the Ithaca Invitational over the weekend.

A native of Monroe, Conn., Pancoast started the competition with a fourth-place finish in the three-meter after scoring 463.25 points. Pancoast went on to place third in the one-meter with a score of 435.80.

Thompson, who hails from Cheshire, Conn. met national qualifying standards on the one-meter board as she topped the competition with a score of 433.45. She followed that with a third-place finish on the three-meter with a score of 412.25, placing behind a pair of divers from Cornell University.

This is the second time this year that Pancoast has been honored, while Thompson earned the accolade for the third time.

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