Tuesday, May 8, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) today named five members of the Westminster College softball team to the 2012 All-PAC Teams. Two Titans were named to the first team and three were listed on the second team.
Earning first team accolades included third baseman senior Erica Kimmick (Parma, Ohio/ Cuyahoga Heights) and designated player junior Layne Carpenter (Marietta, Ohio/ Marietta). This is Kimmick's and Carpenter's first all-PAC honor of their careers.
Kimmick was second on the team in RBIs (25) and batting average (.330). She was tied for first on the team with three home runs, while leading with a .505 slugging percentage. Her 10 doubles stood second on the team and tied for fifth in the PAC. Kimmick drew a team-best 18 walks, which stood in a tie for third in the conference. She also had a team-best on base percentage (.423), ranking 10th in the league. On defense, Kimmick was second on the team with 88 assists.
Carpenter batted .299, to go along with 29 hits and 13 RBIs. Carpenter was fourth on the team with a .423 slugging percentage and tied for fourth with 41 total bases.
Westminster players earning second-team honors included sophomore second baseman Kelsey Squelch (Pittsburgh, Pa./Perry Traditional), junior shortstop Katie Hughes (Boardman, Ohio/ Cardinal Mooney), and junior pitcher Chelsea Brown (New Castle, Pa./ Mohawk).
Squelch is a first-time all-PAC honoree and this is Hughes's and Brown's third and second, respectively, all-PAC honorees.
Squelch led the team and was 15th in the PAC in batting (.350 BA). Her team-leading 50 hits tied for fifth in the PAC. Squelch led the team with 30 runs, which tied fourth in the conference. Her team-best 26 RBIs and 69 total bases ranked eighth and tied for seventh, respectively, in the PAC.
Hughes was second on the team and fifth in the conference with 17 walks. Hughes was second on the team in runs (21), hits (43), and total bases (60). She was third on the team in batting (.328 BA), RBIs (20), doubles (8), and slugging percentage (.458).
Brown led the team and was second in the conference with a career-best 16 wins. Her team-leading 115 strikeouts, 152.1 innings pitched, 30 appearances, 22 games started, two shutouts, 15 complete games, stood fourth, third, tied for second, third, tied for sixth, tied for third, respectively, in the PAC.
Westminster posted a 22-19 record and an 11-7 mark for third place in the PAC. The Titans led the conference in sacrifice hits (46), assists (389) and double plays turned (20).
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 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 42 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.