Men's Swimming & Diving Downs D-I URI
, Nov. 13, 2004 - Springfield College junior All-American Mike Shaw (Westfield, Mass.)
posted national qualifying scores in the one and three-meter diving to lead the Pride to a 172.5-121.5 victory over Division I University of Rhode Island in Art Linkletter Natatorium.
Shaw, the defending Division III national champion in three-meter diving, scored a 286.20 on the one-meter board and 302.33 in three-meter diving to win both events. Senior Louis Arruda (West Warwick, R.I.)
won the 200 free (146.61), the 100 butterfly (52.39), and 200 butterfly (155.89). He was also a part of SC’s 400 freestyle relay along with freshman Roy Burch (Warwick, Bermuda)
, sophomore Chris LeCompte (Londonderry, N.H.)
, and Jeff Doornweerd (Meriden, Conn.)
. Burch was also victorious in the 100 backstroke (55.33) and the 50 free (21.76).
On the women’s side, the Pride fell by a score of 161-139. SC freshman Dana Allen (Agawam, Mass.)
also posted national qualifying scores in one and three-meter diving as well with scores of 247.04 and 270.23, respectively. Senior All-American Megan Skinner (Acton, Mass.)
was victorious in the 500 free (5:17.66) and the 200 backstroke (2:10.44).
For the Rams, senior Jodi Tveitmoe
won her 1000 free (10:49.55) and 200 butterfly (2:10.99) events. Freshman Julianna Kent
won the 200 free (2:01.54) while senior Ginny Sorrell
won the 100 breastroke (1:08.85).
Men’s Swimming & Diving:
Springfield 172.5, URI 121.5
Women’s Swimming & Diving:
URI 161, Springfield 139
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
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| 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 29th season as the diving coach for both the men's and women's programs in 2013-2014. The current NEWMAC Women's and 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