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Pancoast and Thompson Named NEWMAC Divers of the Week

Pancoast and Thompson Sweep NEWMAC Diving Honors Babson Park, Mass. - January 14, 2013 - Both Kenny Pancoast and Jennifer Thompson were recognized for their efforts in a dual-meet victory over NYU on Saturday as they were chosen as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Divers of the Week.

This marks the third time this season that Pancoast was honored with the weekly accolade, while Thompson picked up the honor for the sixth time this year.

Pancoast, who hails from Monroe, Conn. won the three-meter with national-qualifying score of 311.33. Later on the one-meter, the senior had the top score and added his second qualifying mark of the day with a 289.65.

On the women's side, Thompson posted a national qualifying score of 305.10 to claim first place on the three-meter board. The Cheshire, Conn. native earlier placed second on the one-meter with a 248.70.

The Pride will compete again on Saturday when it travels to Williams for a 1:00 pm dual meet.

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