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Casavant and Avdoulos Pick Up NEWMAC Post-season Awards in Men's Diving

Babson Park, Mass. – March 6, 2008 - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its 2007-08 Men's Swimming & Diving Post-season awards on Thursday.

Coast Guard senior Bobby Brown (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) was named NEWMAC Swimmer of the year honors, while Springfield senior Ben Casavant (Acton, Mass.) earned NEWMAC Diver of the year accolades. Coach John Westkott, whose Coast Guard team won the NEWMAC championship, was named Swimming Coach of the Year. Peter Avdoulos of Springfield was named Diving Coach of the Year. Springfield also earned the NEWMAC Sportsmanship award.

Brown earned first team All-Conference in two events, 200 Free and 1650 Free, and second team honors in the 500 Free. He was also a part of Coast Guard's second place 800 Freestyle Relay team. His times in the finals of the 200 Free and 1650 Free, as well as his preliminary time in the 500 Free, all set Conference championship records.

Casavant claimed victories on both the one-meter and three-meter boards at the NEWMAC championship.

2007-08 Men's Swimming & Diving All-Conference Team and Award Winners

NEWMAC Swimmer of the Year
Bobby Brown, U.S. Coast Guard Academy

NEWMAC Diver of the Year
Ben Casavant, Springfield College


NEWMAC Swimming Coach of the Year
John Westkott, U.S. Coast Guard Academy

NEWMAC Diving Coach of the Year
Peter Avdoulos, Springfield College

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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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Diving Coach Peter Avdoulos

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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