Shaw's Two National Championships Lead Men's Swimming & Diving To Ninth Place At NCAA Championships
- Springfield College junior Mike Shaw (Westfield, Mass.)
was crowned national champion in both 1- and 3-meter diving to lead the Pride to ninth place out of 63 teams at the NCAA Divison III Championships, Saturday, at Hope College, Michigan.
Three-time national champion and six-time All-American Mike Shaw
Shaw, who was named the "Diver of the Meet," totaled 456.80 points to win the one-meter dive on Thursday, and 505.55 points on Saturday to win his second-straight three-meter title. He was the one-meter runner-up in 2004. Shaw also finished sixth and third, respectively, in the events in 2003.
SC Freshman Ben Casavant (Acton, Mass.)
finished runner-up to Shaw in the three-meter competition (456.80) while taking eighth place on the one-meter board (371.90) to earn a pair of All-America honors as head diving coach Peter Avdoulos
was named the national Diving Coach of the Year.
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
Contact Head Coach John Taffe
| Phone: 413.748.3169
Diving Coach Peter Avdoulos
Peter Avdoulos is regarded as one of the top diving coaches in the nation, and will enter his 28th season as the diving coach for both the men's and women's programs in 2012-2013. The current NEWMAC Men'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
Contact Head Coach Peter Avdoulos
| Phone: 413.748.3445