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800 Free Relay Sets School Record To Earn All-America Honors at NCAA Championships

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Houston, Texas - March 22, 2013 - Springfield College's 800 free relay team set a new program record to garner Honorable Mention All-America honors on Friday evening at the NCAA Division III Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.

After three days of competition, the Pride are 15th in the nation with 53 points.

The team of Callie Phillips, Amanda Shaw, Ashleigh Monroe, and Kellie Pennington earned Springfield's second relay Honorable Mention All-America honor of the week after posting a time of 7:36.85 to finish 12th in the nation.

Earlier this year, Kelsey Poole, Phillips, Monroe, Pennington set the program mark of 7:39.33.

In today's one-meter event, the Jennifer Thompson finished 19th out of 24 divers with a score of 385.70. She did not qualify to move onto the evening finals session.

Thompson previously captured the regional championships on both boards earlier in the month, and took fifth on the three-meter board on Wednesday.

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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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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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