Springfield College Home > Athletics > Men's Swimming And Diving

Pennington, Thompson and Lewis Sweep ECAC Swimming & Diving Honors

Jen Thompson, Kellie Pennington, Jack Lewis Centerville, Mass. - February 28, 2014 - The Springfield College men's and women's swimming & diving teams swept three Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England awards this week after dominating at the conference championship last weekend.

Kellie Pennington (Monson, Mass.) was named the ECAC Division III New England Women's Swimmer of the Week, Jen Thompson (Cheshire, Conn.) earned the ECAC Division III New England Women's Diver of the Week award and Jack Lewis (Durham, N.H.) was named ECAC Division III New England Men's Diver of the Week.

Pennington had a career weekend at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship, winning three individual events, swimming on three winning relay teams, breaking four school records and two conference records. The senior Physical Education major became the first swimmer in the history of the NEWMAC to win the conference's Swimmer of the Year award all four years of her career. Individually, she won the 50 free (23.11), the 100 free (50.18) and the 200 free, breaking her school record and the conference record with a winning time of 1:50.02.

For Thompson, this is her second ECAC Women's Diver of the Week award. The senior Health Science major continued her stellar season, being named the NEWMAC Diver of the Year for the second-straight season. On the one-meter board, Thompson won the title with a national qualifying score of 465.35. She registered a winning mark of 512.20 on the three-meter board, also a national qualifying score, to complete the sweep of the diving events.

On the men's side, Lewis received the regional honor for the fourth time this season. The Recreation Management major was named NEWMAC Diver of the Year for the first time in his career, after easily sweeping both diving events at the championship meet. He registered a national qualifying mark of 539.10 on the one-meter board and posted a winning score of 508.80 on the three-meter board, also a national qualifying mark.

Thompson and Lewis will compete again this weekend at RPI for the NCAA Diving Regionals.

Swim for Springfield College
Dive for Springfield College

2013 Swimming and Diving Team Guide

Team Links

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 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.

Contact Head Coach Peter Avdoulos

E-Mail | Phone: 413.748.3445

Springfield College 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109-3797 413.748.3000 | Employment at SC
Copyright 2008-2009 Springfield College. All rights reserved worldwide.
Site design and production: Office of Marketing & Communications.