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CSCAA Bestows Academic Honors To Women's Swimming and Diving

CSCAA Swimming Academic Honors Springfield, Mass. - July 29, 2013 The Springfield College women’s swimming and diving team was named a Scholar All-America Team announced by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The CSCAA bestows Team Scholar All-American accolades to each college and university swimming and diving program who achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The 2012-13 squad achieved a 3.62 GPA for the spring semester.

The Pride's tremendous 3.62 team grade point average proved to be the third-highest among the 138 Division III teams in the rankings. Whitworth University (3.65) and Connecticut College (3.66) were the only two schools that had a higher GPA than Springfield College.

Additionally, after individually qualifying for the NCAA championships while posting a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, Amanda Shaw, Ashleigh Monroe, Callie Phillips, Jennifer Thompson, Kellie Pennington, and Kelsey Poole each received individual Scholar All-American First Team recognition.

Nicolle Stracqualursi, Melanie Avdoulos, Kyra Breitweiser, Paige Phodes earned honorable mention Scholar All-American designation for achieving NCAA ‘B’ cuts during the season and finishing the semester with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

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Head Coach John Taffe

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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Diving Coach Peter Avdoulos

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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E-Mail | Phone: 413.748.3445

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