Monday, November 18, 2013
GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's swimming & diving teams swept the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) weekly honors as junior Nicholas Smith (Indiana, Pa. / Indiana) was named the PAC Men's Swimmer/Diver of the Week and freshman Samantha Tower (Export, Pa. / Franklin Regional) was named the PAC Women's Swimmer/Diver of the Week.
Smith won five individual events last week to help the Titans remain undefeated at 5-0 on the season. On Wednesday against W&J, he won the 1,000 free (10:22.98), the 200 butterfly (2:01.06) and 100 butterfly (55.44). At Wooster on Saturday, Smith won the 200 butterfly (2:01.63) and the 500 free (5:02.24).
In the Titans' first-ever victory at Wooster on Saturday, Tower won the 100 breaststroke (1:10.61) and 200 breaststroke (2:34.60) and swam a leg on the winning 200 free relay (1:42.55). In last Wednesday's home win against W&J, she won the 100 breaststroke (1:10.67) and was part of the winning 200 medley relay (1:53.02). Westminster has run off five-straight wins to start its 2013-14 season.
The Titan women will host Chatham Saturday at 1 p.m., while the Titan men will next compete at the three-day Wooster Invitational starting on December 5.
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 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 378 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.