Diver Doug Pilawa' 12 ends his Skidmore career in the NCAA Divison III Championship : Pilawa placed 9th out of 24 in the championship to receive two All-American honorable mentions

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. -Doug Pilawa' 12 finished 9th out of 24 in the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, which ran from March 21-24, and earned two All-America Honorable Mentions in one week for his skill and technique.

He placed 9th in the 3-meter dive with a score of 480.75 and 9th in the 1-meter dive with a score of 450.65, for a total of 18 points for Skidmore during the championship. The All-American honors he earned for his scores makes him the first diver in Skidmore's swimming & diving program to win such a prestigious award.

Pilawa is the first men's diver from Skidmore to attend the NCAA Division III Championship, and entered the competition ranked 4th across the nation in Division III diving.

His coach, Jill Belding-Greenleaf, had only praise to sing for his accomplishments. "An outstanding conclusion to an amazing career" Coach Belding-Greenleaf said. "Doug has truly established himself as one of the best divers in Division III and we are proud of everything he has accomplished."

Pilawa's collegial diving career has come to a close, but he will leave behind an impressive  legacy as the record holder for every diving event at Skidmore.

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