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July 15, 2014 Nikolaki Tabbed a CSCAA Individual Scholar All-America; Trio of Men Honored Worcester, MA --- Women’s diver Veronica Nikolaki has been named an Individual Scholar All-America by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). In addition, a trio of men’s swimmers - Nathan Hughes (Arlington, MA), Ben List and Tim Petri have been recognized by the organization as Honorable Mention Scholar All-Americans. Just last week both the men’s and women’s teams were recognized by the CSCAA as Team Scholar All-Americas. Learn more...

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March 22, 2014 | Nikolaki Excels in 3-Meter Event at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships Indianapolis, IN --- WPI’s Veronica Nikolaki concluded her strong sophomore season by placing 19th on the 3-meter board Saturday at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. The four-day event was in the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI. Nikolaki accrued 401.35 points in the 3-meter event, surpassing her total from the same event last year by over 40 points. Earlier this week, she registered 388.70 point to finish 14th on the 1-meter event and earned honorable mention All-America honors. >>
March 20, 2014 | Nikolaki Places an Impressive 14th in 1-Meter at NCAA Championships Indianapolis, IN --- WPI diver Veronica Nikolaki turned in her best career performance at the NCAA Championships on Thursday, finishing 14th in the 1-meter event at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI. The sophomore earned honorable mention All-American honors and became the first Crimson and Gray diver in program history to reach the consolation finals. Nikolaki totaled 383.50 points over her first 11 attempts and sat in 15th after the preliminaries. She dove well in the consolation finals and finished with a score of 388.70 to bump up to 14th. >>
March 1, 2014 | Nikolaki Headed Back to NCAAs to Represent Women's Swimming and Diving Troy, NY --- For the second consecutive year, WPI diver Veronica Nikolaki will be competing in the NCAA Division III Championships. The sophomore qualified after her performance at the two-day Northeast-North regional hosted by Rensselaer. Nikolaki finished fifth today on the 1-meter board with a score of 446.60. On Friday in the 3-meter event, she totaled 419.70 points to place 11th. That combination of performances ensure that she heads to Indianapolis for the NCAA Championships on March 16-19. >>
February 25, 2014 | Bennett Sweeps the NEWMAC Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year Awards Boston, MA --- WPI Swimming and Diving head coach Paul Bennett has been named NEWMAC Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year as the conference announced the awards Tuesday afternoon following the NEWMAC Championships this past weekend. It marks the first time in nearly a decade that the same person claimed both of the honors in the same season. >>
February 24, 2014 | 17 Winter Student-Athletes Pocket NEWMAC All-Academic Recognition Boston, MA --- 17 WPI student-athletes from four winter sports have earned NEWMAC All-Academic honors, as announced by the conference office. Women’s Swimming and Diving led WPI with eight awardees while Men’s Swimming and Diving picked up five. 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 2013 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at his or her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season. >>
February 24, 2014 | WPI Athletes of the Week #23 Women's Swimming and Diving's Nysa Casha and the Men's Swimming and Diving's 800-yard freestyle relay team were named WPI Student-Athletes of the Week. Casha reached a pair of championship finals, won a consolation final and was part of four record-setting relay teams while the men's 800-free opened the four-day NEWMAC Championship with WPI's first-ever relay win in a time of 6:48.96. >>
February 23, 2014 | Men's Swimming and Diving Finishes Program-Best Second at NEWMAC Championships Worcester, MA --- The meet host WPI men’s swimming and diving team closed out the four-day NEWMAC Championships by holding onto the second-place position the Engineers took into the final session at the WPI Sports and Recreation Center. The 400 free relay team of Ben List , Nathan Hughes, Alex Powers, and Andrew Bauer finished second (3:03.48) to close the meet with WPI’s top finish on Sunday, falling by 0.64 seconds en route to a second-place team finish with 1,103.5 points. >>
February 23, 2014 | Records Galore as Women's Swimming and Diving Places Fourth at NEWMACs Worcester, MA --- The WPI women’s swimming and diving held on for its best finish in program history at the NEWMAC Championship meet, placing fourth out of 10 teams with 567.5 points, also breaking 10 school records over the four-day event hosted at WPI’s Sports & Recreation Center. Senior captain Sonja Kent gave the Engineers their top individual finish in the night’s opening event, taking seventh in the 1,650 free (17:59.88). >>
February 22, 2014 | Casha Makes Path to Podium for Women's Swimming and Diving at NEWMACs Worcester, MA --- The WPI women’s swimming and diving team kept its strong run going on Day 3 of the NEWMAC Championships, hosted at WPI, as Nysa Casha was involved in three championship finals, finishing third in the 100 fly (57.44), sixth in the 100 breast (1:07.67) and joining in on a fifth-place 200 medley relay team that also included Marissa Patterson, Amanda Konieczny and Emily Martin. Casha’s 100 fly time met the NCAA-B cut standard and set a WPI record, while the 200 medley relay came in at 1:49.88 and also broke the former school mark. >>
February 22, 2014 | Bauer, Burgwardt and Powers Highlight Day 3 for Men's Swim-Dive at NEWMACs Worcester, MA --- WPI men’s swimming and diving continued its emergence as a program to watch on Day 3 of the NEWMAC Championships, as the meet host Engineers were a presence in all seven events, finishing the night session in second place with 751.5 accumulated points. The puts WPI behind five-time defending chance MIT (1,085.5), but in strong position to hold their current team position over its closest competitors – third-place Coast Guard (6.38.5), Springfield (610) and Wheaton (569.5). Andrew Bauer, Erick Burgwardt, and Alex Powers all took second in solo events and were part of a second-place 200 medley relay team. >>
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