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Four Swimmers Earn NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team Accolades

Elizabeth Belmont Babson Park, Mass. - March 6, 2009 - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference announced its 2008-09 Women’s Swimming & Diving Academic All-Conference Team on Friday.

Elizabeth Belmont, Megan Feran, Elizabeth Munson, and Caitlin Studer-Sweetman were all selected for their outstanding work in the classroom this year.

Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2008 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.

The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference consists of 10 highly selective institutions committed to academic excellence: Babson College, Clark University, U.S Coast Guard Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Springfield College, Wellesley College, Wheaton College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

The 2008-09 NEWMAC Women’s Swimming & Diving Academic All-Conference Team
Katelynn Conlon - 2011 - Babson
Claudia Gutierrez - 2009 - Babson
Jennifer Aballo - 2011 - Clark
Jessica Baker - 2009 - Clark
Cassandra Crawford - Gr. - Clark
Korin Danchise-Curtis - 2009 - Clark
Caitlin Hanson - Gr. - Clark
Kayleigh Lagasse - 2009 - Clark
Theresa Lindboe - 2011 - Clark
Elizabeth Rosen - 2011 - Clark
Emily Rouleau - 2011 - Clark
Corri Stewart - 2010 - Clark
Sarah Hohnstadt - 2010 - Coast Guard
Sarah-Jane Otey - 2011 - Coast Guard
Ariana Pourmonir - 2010 - Coast Guard
Shea Winterberger - 2009 - Coast Guard
Lauren Cipicchio - 2010 - MIT
Abigail Clark - 2009 - MIT
Caroline DeBoer - 2011 - MIT
Erika Erickson - Gr. - MIT
Lauren Hernley - 2011 - MIT
Sarah King - 2010 - MIT
Diana LaScala-Gruenewald - 2011 - MIT
Caroline Lowenthal - 2009 - MIT
Rachel Price - 2010 - MIT
Ellie Souganidis - 2010 - MIT
Michelle Kroll - 2011 - Mount Holyoke
Amanda McGrosky - 2010 - Mount Holyoke
Lisa Nash - 2009 - Mount Holyoke
Lindsay Schonborn - 2010 - Mount Holyoke
Sarah Schultz - 2011 - Mount Holyoke
Rachel Dorset - 2010 - Smith
Christine Dzialo - 2010 - Smith
Cheri Hardy - 2009 - Smith
Gillian Riggs - 2010 - Smith
Lily Seidman - 2011 - Smith
Elizabeth Belmont - 2009 - Springfield
Megan Feran - 2010 - Springfield
Elizabeth Munson - 2011 - Springfield
Caitlin Studer-Sweetman - 2009 - Springfield
Abigail Friedman - 2010 - Wellesley
Savanna Johnson - 2009 - Wellesley
Emilie Mitten - 2010 - Wellesley
Alex Stark - 2010 - Wellesley
Kathleen Dwyer - 2011 - Wheaton
Caitlin Glover - 2009 - Wheaton
Sara Hollar - 2011 - Wheaton
Iris Meehan - 2010 - Wheaton
Stephany Perkins - 2011 - Wheaton
Emily Briskey - 2009 - WPI
Samantha Brown - 2011 - WPI
Morgan Guardino - 2010 - WPI
Kelsey Thomas - 2011 - WPI


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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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