• The MIT Women's Swimming and Diving team huddles around their school's first-ever NEWMAC championship trophy.

    The MIT Women's Swimming and Diving team huddles around their school's first-ever NEWMAC championship trophy.

    Photo courtesy of Mount Holyoke College Sports Information

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  • Following a meet tradition, the winning MIT women tossed head coach Dawn Dill (center rear, holding the lane marker) into the pool — then jumped in to join her.

    Following a meet tradition, the winning MIT women tossed head coach Dawn Dill (center rear, holding the lane marker) into the pool — then jumped in to join her.

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MIT crowned NEWMAC women's swimming champions

The MIT Women's Swimming and Diving team huddles around their school's first-ever NEWMAC championship trophy.

Engineers' first-ever championship ends Springfield College's 10-year reign.


SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. — For the first time in school history, MIT took home top honors Feb. 20 at the NEWMAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. With their win, the Engineers put an end to Springfield College's 10-year reign as league champions. Over the course of the weekend, nine NEWMAC Championship records fell at the Mount Holyoke College Natatorium.

MIT touched the wall first nine times throughout the weekend en route to 917.5 points. The Engineers were followed by Springfield (894.5), the Coast Guard Academy (446), Wheaton College (359.5), Wellesley College (340), Clark University (299.5), WPI (202), Smith College (188), Babson College (115) and Mount Holyoke (113).

To learn more, to see final team standings, and to see the 2011 NEWMAC Women's Swimming and Diving All-Conference Teams, please visit the MIT Athletics website.


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