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Farrar and Sobel Earn NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Honors

Babson Park, Mass. – March 3, 2011 – Senior divers Brooks Farrar and Brian Sobel were named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s Swimming & Diving Academic All-Conference Team on Thursday.

  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 2010 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.

For Sobel, this marks the third-straight season his academic success has been recognized by the NEWMAC, while Farrar earns the honor for the first time. Both experienced a great deal of success at the conference championships last weekend, as Farrar won the one-meter and Sobel took the three-meter championship. Both finished runner-up to each other in the one-and three-meter, with Farrar earning NEWMAC Men’s Diver of the Year.

  The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference consists of 10 highly selective institutions committed to academic excellence: Babson College, Clark University, U.S Coast Guard Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Springfield College, Wellesley College, Wheaton College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.