SC Lands 12 On NEWMAC Winter All-Academic Team
, April 1, 2004 – Twelve Springfield College student-athletes were named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) WinterAcademic All-Conference Team.
With its 12 selections, SC tied for second with Mount Holyoke in the 10-member conference for the most honorees behind only MIT, which had 31.
Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2003 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at his or her institution, and been a member of a varsity team for the entire season.
Winter sports sponsored by the NEWMAC include: men's swimming & diving, women's swimming & diving, men's basketball and women's basketball.
The NEWMAC is comprised of 10 Division III institutions: Babson, Clark, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Springfield, Wellesley, Wheaton, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Below is complete list of SC's academic all-NEWMAC award winners:
Name Year of Grad. Sport
Louis Arruda 2005 Men's Swimming & Diving
Daniel Moran 2006 Men's Swimming & Diving
Michael Shaw 2006 Men's Swimming & Diving
Kelly McOmber 2004 Women's Basketball
Kate Baumann 2006 Women's Basketball
Caitlyn Cuthbertson 2006 Women's Basketball
Courtney Parvin 2006 Women's Basketball
Andrea Babcock 2004 Women's Swimming & Diving
Claire Mueller 2004 Women's Swimming & Diving
Katheryn VanDerBeken 2004 Women's Swimming & Diving
Megan Nickerson 2005 Women's Swimming & Diving
Alicia Hart 2006 Women's Swimming & Diving
Head Coach John Taffe
John Taffe enters his 24th season in 2012-2013 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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Diving Coach Peter Avdoulos
Peter Avdoulos is regarded as one of the top diving coaches in the nation, and is entering his 28th season as the diving coach for both the men's and women's programs in 2012-2013. 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
Contact Head Coach Peter Avdoulos
| Phone: 413.748.3445