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Eight Men's Divers from Across The Region Qualify For NCAA Championships

Kenny Pancoast Complete Results

Springfield, Mass. - March 2, 2013 - For the second-straight day, Johann Schmidt from Tufts University captured a regional diving championship, this time on the one-meter, on Saturday at the Art Linkletter Natatorium.

Schmidt, who was the NESCAC Men's Diver of the Year award and was the NCAA Division III National Champion on the one-meter last year, took his second-straight title after totaling a 543.20.

Springfield College's Kenny Pancoast was once again the runner-up, scoring a 506.55. Rohan Bhatt of Williams placed third with a 484.60, and Oneonta's Jermaine Miller took fourth with a 468.85 Mark Idleman from Amherst rounded out the top five after posting a 468.35.

Eight total men's divers have advanced from this regional to compete in the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in Shenandoah, Texas on March 20-23.

NCAA Qualifiers
Johann Schmidt - Tufts
Kenny Pancoast - Springfield
Rohan Bhatt - Williams
Jermaine Miller - Oneonta
Mark Idleman - Amherst
Asher Lichtig- Amherst
Colin White- Amherst
Miguel Hummel- RPI

Austin Blease - NYU
Jack Lewis - Springfield

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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 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.

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