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High Fives: March 16 – March 22


Wednesday, March 25, 2015


High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Senior Steven Brooks (Men's Swimming & Diving) earned two All-America Honorable Mention distinctions at the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships last week. He placed 10th in the 200 backstroke with a school-record time of 1:47.78 on Saturday and finished 11th overall in the 100 backstroke with a school-record time of 48.90 on Friday.

#2 - Senior John Jones (Baseball) went 1-0 on the mound with a complete-game 10-inning-shutout in the Titans' 1-0 win against Saint Vincent on Friday. He only gave up three hits, while striking out six batters and walking two.

#3 - Junior pitcher Amber Forrest (Softball) threw a complete-game two-hit shutout in Westminster's 1-0 win over Hiram on Saturday, while striking out five batters and walking none.

#4 - Sophomore Sydney Sterner (Women's Tennis) led the Titans to a 5-4 win at Clarion with a 6-4, 6-1 win at number one singles.

#5 - Junior Duncan Watt (Baseball) guided Westminster to a 4-1 record last week as he led the offense with a .550 batting average (11-20), including team-highs of six runs, 11 hits, and 13 total bases. He added two doubles and two RBIs


High Fives: March 9 – March 15


Wednesday, March 18, 2015


High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Junior Marissa Kalsey (Women's Indoor Track & Field) posted a second-place finish and earned her third-straight indoor All-America citation in women's pole vault at the 2015 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships.

#2 - Junior Amber Forrest (Softball) earned a pair of victories for the Titans last week, including a three-hit shutout in their 2-0 win over Defiance on March 11. She also threw three innings of relief in their 5-4 win over Mitchell on March 10. Forrest surrendered five hits without an earned run over her 10.0 innings and combined to strike out seven while not issuing a free pass.

#3 - Senior John Jones (Baseball) went 2-0 in a pair of complete-game victories last week, including a two-hit shutout in the Titans' 2-0 win over the University of Northwestern (Minn.) on March 13. He allowed one run on two hits with seven strikeouts in a 10-1 win over La Roche College on March 9.

#4 - Sophomore Cassidy Shepherd (Women's Track & Field) finished 12th in the 17-vaulter event with mark of 11 feet, 7.75 inches (3.55m) at the 2015 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships. Shepherd was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Mideast Region Women's Field Athlete of the Year earlier in the week.

#5 - Freshman Jametrius Bentley (Men's Track & Field) placed third in the 200-meter dash (22.67) and ninth in the 100-meter dash (11.02) at Coastal Carolina University.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 379 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.


High Fives: Feb. 23 – March 1


Wednesday, March 4, 2015


High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Senior Anthony Thomas (Men's Track & Field) placed second in the triple jump with a school-record leap of 45 feet, 11.75 inches (14.01m) at the 2015 PAC Indoor Championships, helping the Titans finish third with 76 points. Thomas also notched second place in the long jump with a mark of 22 feet, 4.25 inches (6.81 meters).

#2 - Sophomore Cassidy Shepherd (Women's Track & Field) was named the PAC Women's Field Most Valuable Performer at the 2015 PAC Indoor Championships, helping the Titans finish second with 110 points. She won the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 11.75 inches (4.87 meters) and placed second in the pole vault with a mark of 11 feet, 9.25 inches (3.59m).

#3 - Sophomore Cameron Pozsgai (Men's Basketball) scored a career- and game-high 20 points in Westminster's 79-63 win over Washington & Jefferson in the play-in game of the PAC Championship Tournament.

#4 - Sophomore Rachel Durbin (Women's Basketball) led all scorers with 18 points and grabbed down a game-high 11 rebounds for her second career double-double in the Titans' 77-65 win at Bethany College in the First Round of the PAC Championship Tournament.

#5 - Junior Marissa Kalsey (Women's Track & Field) helped Westminster sweep the top three spots of the pole vault with a first-place mark of 12 feet, 3.25 inches (3.74 meters) at the 2015 PAC Indoor Championships. The mark also tied her own PAC record.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 379 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.


High Fives: Feb. 16 – Feb. 22


Wednesday, February 25, 2015


High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Junior Marissa Kalsey (Women's Indoor Track & Field) helped the Titans sweep the top four spots in the pole vault at Saturday's Kenyon Classic. Her first-place jump of 12 feet, six inches tied her season-best mark.

#2 - Titan sophomore Cameron Pozsgai (Men's Basketball) scored 10 of the Titans' 13 points in overtime in Westminster's 88-85 overtime win at Geneva. Pozsgai tied his career-high with 19 points.

#3 - Titan senior Allison Borts (Women's Basketball) helped Westminster win 52-46 at Geneva as she registered her fifth double-double of the season after she scored a team-high 12 points and grabbed down a team-best 12 boards.

#4 - Sophomore Doltyn Snedden (Men's Indoor Track & Field) helped the Titans place third out of seven schools at the Kenyon College Classic as he placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles with a school-record time of 9.04.

#5 - Titan sophomore Katelynn Morrell (Women's Indoor Track & Field) placed third out of 24 runners in the 1-mile run with a school-record time of 5:33.85 at the Kenyon College Classic.

Honorable Mention:
-Junior Andrew Brannen (Men's Indoor Track & Field) placed third in the pole vault with an indoor personal-best mark of 4.42 meters at the Kenyon College Classic.


High Fives: Feb. 9 – Feb. 15


Wednesday, February 18, 2015


High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Senior Steven Brooks (Men's Swimming & Diving), who claimed the PAC Swimmer of the Year honors for the third straight year, helped the Titans win their sixth PAC title. He made it three straight PAC titles in both the 100 back (B-cut, Longnecker Pool record time of 49.35) and 200 back (B-cut, Longnecker Pool record time of 1:49.66) and finished second in the 50 free (B-cut time of 20.64). He also swam on Westminster's winning 400 free (3:06.33), 200 medley (B-cut time of 1:32.30) and 400 medley (B-cut, Longnecker Pool record time of 3:22.54) relays.

#2 - Junior Marissa Kalsey (Women's Track & Field) won the pole vault at Baldwin Wallace on Friday after posting a Harrison Dillard Track record vault of 12 feet, 5.25 inches.

#3 - Sophomore Rachel Durbin (Women's Basketball) helped the Titans snap a five-game losing streak with a career-high 20 points in Westminster's 73-62 overtime win against Thiel on Saturday. Durbin added a game- and career-high four three-pointers and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line.

#4 - First-year Megan Douds (Women's Swimming & Diving) won the PAC Swimmer of the Year as she helped the Titans place second at the PAC Championship. She won individual titles in the 100 fly (B-cut time of 56.76) and 200 fly (B-cut time of 2:07.57) and posted a third-place finish in the 50 free (24.13). She also swam on the Titans' winning 400 medley relay (3:55.74), their second-place 800 free (7:54.99) and 200 free (1:38.28) relays and third-place 400 free (3:37.25) relay.

# 5 - -Senior Jenny Jones (Women's Track & Field) placed fourth in the 5,000-meter run with a school-record time of 19:10.60 at Baldwin Wallace, helping Westminster place third out of 15 schools.

Honorable Mention:
-Against the Bison, sophomore Cameron Pozsgai (Men's Basketball) solidified his first career double-double as he grabbed down a game- and career-high 11 rebounds and scored 11 points.
-Freshman Jametrius Bentley (Men's Track & Field) notched a pair of second-place finishes at Baldwin Wallace, helping Westminster place third out of 15 schools. Bentley placed second in the 55-meter dash (6.58) and set a new personal record with a second-place finish in the 200-meter dash (23.49).
- Junior Andrew Brannen (Men's Track & Field) won the pole vault at Friday's Baldwin Wallace Mid February meet with a jump of 14 feet, 5.25 inches. Friday's vault was also his indoor personal best.


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