March 7, 2008
BABSON PARK, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its 2007-08 women's swimming and diving postseason awards on Thursday. For the second consecutive year, MIT's Doria Holbrook was named NEWMAC Diver of the Year while Brad Snodgrass picked up honors as NEWMAC Diving Coach of the Year.
Holbrook, who is a two-time NCAA national champion, finished first in the one-meter and three-meter diving events while smashing NEWMAC championship and open records on both boards. Her scores also crushed her own existing Institute records and resulted in the best performances in all of Division III this season.
The Yamika, Wash., native scored 517.45 on the one-meter for her second victory of the meet, but it was Holbrook's remarkable performance on the three-meter that served as the highlight of the weekend. Holbrook's staggering total of 593.30 resulted in one of the highest scores ever recorded in Division III.
Holbrook, who will be making her fourth consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championships, earned All-America honors on both boards in her first three seasons donning the Cardinal and Gray.
Springfield's Moria Price was tabbed NEWMAC Swimmer of the Year after breaking NEWMAC championship records with first-place finishes in the 50 free, 100 and 200 breast. John Taffe, whose Springfield tea won the NEWMAC team title, was named Coach of the Year.
For the second year in a row, Mount Holyoke took home the NEWMAC Sportsmanship Award.