Friday, May 18, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The 2012 D3baseball.com All-Region teams have been announced and senior first baseman Tim Wiand (Pottstown, PA / Owen J. Roberts) of the Westminster College baseball team has been tabbed First Team. This is Wiand's third postseason honor this year as he was named Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) MVP and First Team All-PAC and his second All-Region honors of his career as he earned an American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Third Team honor a year ago.
Players were nominated for these awards by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools and conferences. The 2012 season is the first season these have been awarded, and 713 players were nominated. The ballot was then made available to SIDs, who voted for a predetermined number of players in their region, as well as D3baseball.com staff and contributors.
Wiand set the school record for RBIs with 46. Wiand also led the conference in batting average (.431), slugging percentage (.625), and on base percentage (.503). Wiand was also second in the league with total bases (90) and was tied for second in doubles (14). On defense, Wiand had an impressive .995 fielding percentage with only two errors all season.
Westminster (28-17) won its second PAC Title in school history and clinched its first ever birth to the NCAA Tournament. Its 28 wins on the year is a school-record for s single season.
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.