2019-20 Simmons Swimming & Diving News

  • Minich Named NEISDA Diving Coach of the Year; Scholand Named Top Swimmer, Manjikian Tabbed Top Diver
    February 21, 2020
    WESTON, Mass. – Simmons University women’s diving coach CJ Minich (Wellesley, Mass.) has been named the 2020 Charles Batterman Women’s Dive Coach of the Year by the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association, it was announced by NEISDA. In addition, Simmons senior Áine Scholand (Albuquerque, N.M.) was formerly named the Bruce Hutchinson Swimmer of the Meet and junior Sara Manjikian (Belmont, Mass.) was tabbed the Diver of the Meet, following last weekend’s championship meet at University of Rhode Island.
  • Piernas Named GNAC Women's Swimming & Diving Rookie of the Week Again
    February 17, 2020
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University’s Eva Piernas (Hopkinton, N.H.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Swimming & Diving Rookie of the Week for the week of February 10-16, it was announced today by the league. 
  • Scholand Named GNAC Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week For Fourth Time
    February 17, 2020
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University’s Áine Scholand (Albuquerque, N.M.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week for the week of February 10-16, it was announced today by the league. 
  • SwimDive Places Second at NEISDA Championship; Scholand Named Top Swimmer, Manjikian Tabbed Top Diver
    February 16, 2020
    KINGSTON, R.I. – The Simmons University women's swimming & diving team finished second at the 2020 New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Women's Championship, while senior Áine Scholand (Albuquerque, N.M.) earned the Bruce Hutchinson Award as the meet's top swimmer and junior Sara Manjikian (Belmont, Mass.) was named the meet's top diver this evening at the Tootell Aquatics Center on the campus of host University of Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I. 
  • SwimDive Wins Five Events; Remains in Second at NEISDA Championship
    February 15, 2020
    KINGSTON, R.I. -- The Simmons University women's swimming & diving team won five events, including four individual events on the third day of the 2020 New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Championship at the Tootell Aquatics Center on the campus of host University of Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I. and remains in second place as a team.
  • Singleton Leads SwimDive on Day Two of NEISDA Championship; Sharks Sit in Second
    February 14, 2020
    KINGSTON, R.I. -- Sophomore Sarah Singleton (Mission Hills, Calif.) won both of her individual events to lead the Simmons University women's swimming & diving team on day two of the finals at the 2020 New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Championship at the Tootell Aquatic Center on the campus of host University of Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I.
  • SwimDive Wins 800-yard Freestyle Relay to Take Early Lead at NEISDA Championship
    February 13, 2020
    KINGSTON, R.I. -- The Simmons University women's swimming & diving team placed first in the 800-yard freestyle and sits in first place following the opening night of the 2020 Women's New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Championship at the Tootell Aquatics Center on the campus of host University of Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I.
  • SwimDive Wins 16th Straight GNAC Crown; Scholand Wins Two Events on Final Day
    February 02, 2020
    WELLESLEY, Mass. – The Simmons University women's swimming & diving team won its 16th straight Great Northeast Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championship, while Norwich University men's swimming & diving took home the men's championship title today at the Boston Sports Institute Natatorium in Wellesley, Mass. 
  • Singleton, List Lead First Place Simmons SwimDive on Day Two of GNAC Championship
    February 01, 2020
    WELLESLEY, Mass. – The Simmons University women and the Norwich University men expanded their respective leads following Day Two of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championship today at the Boston Sports Institute Natatorium in Wellesley, Mass. 
  • Manjikian Breaks Own GNAC Mark on 3M Board to Lead Simmons to First Place on Day One of SwimDive Championship
    January 31, 2020
    WELLESLEY, Mass. – Junior Sara Manjikian (Belmont, Mass.) broke her own conference record on the three-meter board to lead the Simmons University women's swimming & diving team to a first-place showing following Day One of the 2020 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championship. Two women’s records total were broken, while a men’s standard fell as well at the Boston Sports Institute Natatorium in Wellesley, Mass. Simmons leads the meet with 193 points, while Norwich University topped all schools on the men’s side with 68 points. 
  • List Named GNAC Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week Again
    January 27, 2020
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University’s Laura List (Bedford, Mass.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week for the week of January 20-26, it was announced today by the league. 
  • SwimDive Gives Williams Her 100th Career Coaching Victory in 180-120 Decision at Mount Holyoke
    January 25, 2020
    SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – Simmons University women’s swimming & diving Head Coach Mindy Williams (Hampstead, N.H.) earned her 100th career coaching victory following the Sharks 180-120 victory over host Mount Holyoke College this afternoon in their final dual meet of the season at the MHC Natatorium in South Hadley, Mass. The Sharks improve to 6-5 on the season, while the Lyons fall to 3-5. 
  • 20 from Swimming & Diving Named to 2019-20 NEISDA Fall All-Academic Team
    January 23, 2020
    WESTON, Mass. -- The Simmons University women's swimming & diving team boasted 20 student-athletes being named to the 2019-20 New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Fall All-Academic Team, it was announced by NEISDA.
  • Quinlan Named GNAC Women's Swimming & Diving Rookie of the Week Again
    January 13, 2020
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University’s Katelyn Quinlan (Haverhill, Mass.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Swimming & Diving Rookie of the Week for the week of January 6-12, it was announced today by the league. 
  • Manjikian Named GNAC Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week For Third Time
    January 13, 2020
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University’s Sara Manjikian (Belmont, Mass.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week for the week of January 6-12, it was announced today by the league. 
  • Manjikian, Scholand Lead SwimDive to Double Dual Sweep over Colby-Sawyer and Regis
    January 11, 2020
    NEW LONDON, N.H. - Junior diver Sara Manjikian (Belmont, Mass.) set a pool record and joined senior teammate Áine Scholand (Albuquerque, N.M.) with a pair of wins to lead the Simmons University women's swimming & diving team to victories over host Colby-Sawyer College (216-73) and Regis College (187-107) this afternoon in a double-dual meet at the Knight Natatorium in New London, N.H. The Sharks improve to 5-5 on the season, while Colby-Sawyer falls to 4-8, including a 146-117 loss to Regis. Regis is now 8-2 on the season.
  • Piernas Named GNAC Women's Swimming & Diving Rookie of the Week
    December 09, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University’s Eva Piernas (Hopkinton, N.H.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Swimming & Diving Rookie of the Week for the week of December 2-8, it was announced today by the league. 
  • Scholand Named GNAC Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week For Third Time
    December 09, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University’s Áine Scholand (Albuquerque, N.M.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week for the week of December 2-8, it was announced today by the league.
  • SwimDive Places Sixth at MIT Winter Invitational; Scholand Leads Way with 26 Points on Final Day
    December 08, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Senior Áine Scholand (Albuquerque, N.M.) placed third in the 500-yard freestyle to lead the Simmons University women's swimming & diving team on the final day of the MIT Swimming & Diving Winter Invitational at the Al '51 & Barrie Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool in Cambridge, Mass. 
  • SwimDive Remains in Sixth Place Following Day Two Finals of the MIT Winter Invitational
    December 07, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Simmons University swimming & diving team remained in sixth place following the second day of competition at the MIT Swimming & Diving Winter Invitational at the Al '51 & Barrie Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool in Cambridge, Mass. 
  • Scholand Wins 1650-yard Freestyle to Lead SwimDive on Day One at MIT Winter Invitational
    December 06, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Senior Áine Scholand (Albuquerque, N.M.) placed first in the 1650-yard freestyle to lead the Simmons University women's swimming & diving team to a sixth-place showing following the first day of competition of the MIT Swimming & Diving Winter Invitational at the Al '51 & Barrie Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool in Cambridge, Mass. 
  • Driscoll Named GNAC Women's Swimming & Diving Rookie of the Week Again
    November 18, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University’s Meg Driscoll (Haverhill, Mass.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Swimming & Diving Rookie of the Week for the week of November 11-17, it was announced today by the league. 
  • List Named GNAC Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
    November 18, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University’s Laura List (Bedford, Mass.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week for the week of November 11-17, it was announced today by the league. 
  • Swimming & Diving Defeats University of New England, 185-77; Scholand Breaks Pool Record
    November 16, 2019
    BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Senior Áine Scholand (Albuquerque, N.M.) won a pair of events and broke the pool record in the 1650-yard freestyle in a 185-77 victory this afternoon over host University of New England at the Campus Center Pool in Biddeford, Maine. The Sharks improve to 3-5 on the season, while the Nor'Easters fall to 1-3.
  • Scholand Named NEISDA Women's Co-Athlete of the Week
    November 14, 2019
    WESTON, Mass. – Simmons University's Áine Scholand (Albuquerque, N.M.) was named the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Women’s Co-Athlete of the Week for the week of November 4-10, it was announced today by the organization. 
  • Swimming & Diving Leaves it in the Pool for the Annual "Hour of Power" Relay
    November 13, 2019
    BOSTON, Mass. - The Simmons University women's swimming & diving team joined thousands of student-athletes from collegiate, high school, and club teams across the nation and abroad to celebrate the 14th Annual Ted Mullin "Leave it in the Pool" Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research, sponsored by Carleton College swimming and diving teams. 
  • Manjikian Named GNAC Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week Again
    November 13, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University's Sara Manjikian (Belmont, Mass.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week for the week of November 4-10, it was announced by the league. 
  • Swimming & Diving Falls to Wellesley, 188-112; Manjikian Breaks School Record on 1-Meter Board
    November 09, 2019
    BOSTON, Mass. -- Junior diver Sara Manjikian (Belmont, Mass.) broke a 10-year old school record on the one-meter diving board as part of two wins on the day to lead the Simmons University women's swimming & diving team in a 188-112 loss to visiting Wellesley College this afternoon at the Holmes Sports Center Natatorium in Boston, Mass. The Sharks fall to 2-5 on the season, while the Blue improve to 2-0.
  • Scholand Named GNAC Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week Again
    November 04, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University women’s swimmer Aine Scholand (Albuquerque, N.M.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week for the week of October 28 to November 3, it was announced today by the league. 
  • Scholand Leads Swimming & Diving at WPI in Quadruple Dual-Meet
    November 01, 2019
    WORCESTER, Mass. -- Senior Aine Scholand (Albuquerque, N.M.) won a pair of individual events to lead the Simmons University women's swimming & diving team  in a quadruple dual-meet this evening at host Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. at the WPI Sports & Recreation Center. The Sharks defeated Smith College, 171.5-126.5, but fell to WPI, 203-95, Brandeis University, 148-141 and Babson, 166-123.
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