Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass divers find success at Frank Elm Invitational

By Tom Mulherin

November 25, 2013

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

Over the weekend, the Massachusetts men’s and women’s diving teams found success in the diving portion of the Frank Elm Invitational in New Brunswick, N.J., as senior Michaela Butler and sophomore Josh Koppel won the one-meter...

UMass swimming and diving teams fall to Brown

By Anthony Chiusano

November 13, 2013

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

On Saturday, the Massachusetts men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were defeated by Brown in a dual meet on the road in Providence, R.I.. The men’s team lost 201-93 and the women’s team lost 173-127. Com...

UMass swimming and diving swept in West Point

By Anthony Chiusano

October 22, 2013

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

The Massachusetts swimming and diving teams left West Point, N.Y., without a win on Saturday, as the men’s and women’s teams both lost to Army in the second dual meet of the season. Despite falling short, 163-137, the women’s te...

Michaela Butler overcomes inexperience and injury in setting records on the diving board

By Mark Chiarelli

April 3, 2013

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

Massachusetts diver Michaela Butler has taken an unorthodox path to the pinnacle of collegiate diving. Over spring break, Butler became the first All-American diver in UMass' program history and earned the highest two-day overall point total in Atlantic 10 history at the...

Michaela Butler shines in NCAA Championships

By Mark Chiarelli

March 27, 2013

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Amazing, astonishing, inspiring, fabulous. That's how Massachusetts swimming coach Bob Newcomb described the accomplishments of diver Michaela Butler at the NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships. Butler became the ...

Both men’s and women’s swimming and diving place second at A-10 Championship

By Chris Corso

February 26, 2013

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

For the first time in seven years, the Massachusetts men’s swimming and diving team didn’t win the Atlantic 10 Championship. This year, the Minutemen ended their gold medal streak with a second place finish behind ...

UMass men’s swimming and diving looking for seventh-straight A-10 Championship

By Chris Corso

February 13, 2013

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

The Massachusetts men’s swimming and diving team heads into the 2013 Atlantic 10 Championship on Feb. 20 as the favorite to win its seventh-consecutive tournament title. UMass coach Russ Yarworth described his team’s mentality...

Women determined to get back on A-10 podium

By Kaitlin Boyer

February 13, 2013

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Massachusetts women’s swimming and diving coach Bob Newcomb has one primary thought in mind when it comes to the Atlantic 10 Championship. “Swim fast,” he said. “The bottom line is this group has (swam) fast all year,...

UMass men’s and women’s swimming squads finish season at Fordham

By Kaitlin Boyer

February 5, 2013

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

In its last meet of the season, the Massachusetts men’s swimming and diving team ended on a strong note with a 183-113 victory over Fordham on Saturday. The Minutemen won 11 of 16 events in the outing from the Messmore Aqu...