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Ten SC Student-Athletes Earn Academic Honor

WORCESTER, Mass., March 26, 2003 – Ten Springfield College student-athletes were named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Academic Team for the winter season of 2002-2003.

The 10 SC all-academic selections, which are listed below, rank third among the NEWMAC’s 10 institutions.

The 92 NEWMAC All-Academic honorees have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 after the fall 2002 semester, attained at least sophomore standing, and been the member of a varsity team for the entire season.

Winter sports sponsored by the NEWMAC are men's and women's basketball, and men’s and women’s swimming and diving

Springfield College’s all-academic selections are: senior Carah Dawe (North Dighton, Mass.), junior Kelly McOmber (Woodbury, Conn.) and sophomore Kacey Wunsch (Londonderry, N.H.)of the women’s basketball team; sophomore Louis Arruda (West Warwick, R.I.) of the men’s swimming and diving team; and junior Andrea Babcock (Wayland, Mass.), sophomore Anna Chornyak (Ellsworth, Maine), senior Alison Mellage (Union, N.J.), junior Claire Mueller (Newburgh, N.Y.), sophomore Megan Nickerson (Washingtonville, N.Y.) and junior Kathryn VanDerBeken (Manchester, N.H.) of the women's swimming and diving team.

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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.

Contact Head Coach John Taffe

E-Mail | Phone: 413.748.3169

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.

Contact Head Coach Peter Avdoulos

E-Mail | Phone: 413.748.3445

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