2018-19 Top Moments: #19-17

2018-19 Top Moments: #19-17

19 | Swimming & Diving Breaks 14 Records at NEWMAC Championships

The Babson College swimming & diving teams combined to set 14 records over four days at the NEWMAC Championships back in February. Junior Alex Damiecki (Centerville, Mass.), sophomore Taras Polakoff (Orange County, Calif.) and first-year Aaron Huynh (Mission Viejo, Calif.) each set a pair of program marks for the men's squad, while first-year Abigail Voce (Oxford, N.Y.) achieved a new program mark in the women's 100-yard freestyle and was a part of three more records in the relays.

The men's squad came in fourth for the first time since 2012 and recorded its highest point total since 2014, while the women's team posted its best finish since 2012 (7th) and registered its highest point total since 2005 under third-year head coach Kristy Martin Jones.

18 | Women's Alpine Ski Ties for 4th at USCSA Nationals

Behind strong performances in both the slalom and giant slalom, the Babson College women's alpine ski team tied for fourth place out of 21 programs in the overall standings at the USCSA National Championships at Snow King Mountain in Jackson Hole, Wyo., back in March. Sophomore Sarah Mangiacotti (South Londonderry, Vt.) became the fourth Babson skier in as many years to earn three All-America awards as the Beavers placed fifth in both the slalom and GS on the way to matching its best combined finish in program history.

17 | Men's Hoops Topples Springfield on Coolahan's Buzzer-Beating 3-Pointer

Babson men's basketball junior Jack Coolahan (Newtown, Pa.) hit a three-pointer from the right corner with 1.0 seconds remaining to lift the Beavers to a 67-64 win at Springfield in the NEWMAC opener for both teams on January 2. The Green and White got a then-career-high 21 points from Coolahan and outscored the Pride, which reached the 2018 Division III Final Four, 23-10 over the final 8:03 of the contest to win its sixth consecutive conference opener.

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