Friday, July 27, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - A member of the Westminster College women's track and field teams earned recognition from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Senior Emily Dolsak (McDonald, OH / McDonald) was named to the 2012 USTFCCCA Division III Track & Field All-Academic Team. This was the first year for Dolsak to earn this award.
Dolsak was the first Titan to qualify for Nationals in women's discus and the first woman Titan to qualify overall since 2008. Her throw of 43.72m was one centimeter off from earning All-American status. Dolsak won her fourth-straight PAC title with a PAC Championship record of 41.71m and also broke her own school-record at the Carnegie Mellon Quad Meet in April with a throw of 44.38m.
Dolsak is a mathematics major.
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.