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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

High Fives: Jan. 6-Jan. 12

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

#1 - Junior Jake Pletz (Men's Swimming) helped Westminster remain undefeated (6-0) as he won the 200 yard freestyle (1:46.77) and the 100 yard freestyle (48.76) against Division II Rollins College. Pletz was also part of the 200 yard medley relay team that won with a time of 1:39.23.

#2 - Senior Gabby Holko (Women's Basketball) led Westminster to a 2-0 mark in PAC games last week by averaging 20.5 points, 5.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds. In wins over Bethany (69-63) and Waynesburg (78-71), the senior from Pittsburgh shot 52.6 percent from the floor, 50.0 percent from three-point range and 89.5 percent from the free throw line. The Titans are currently riding a four-game win streak, the program's longest since recording five-straight wins during the 2009-10 season.

#3 - Senior Carrie Whisel (Women's Swimming) helped Westminster remain undefeated (7-0) as she paced the women with two individual wins and was also part of a winning relay team against Division II Rollins College.

#4 - Senior Anthony Thomas (Men's Basketball) scored a game-high 24 points (10-for-18) as Westminster won its first PAC game of the season on Saturday.

#5 - Senior Haley Gabor (Women's Track & Field) won the 200 meter dash (28.18) and was also part of the 4x200 meter relay team who won with a time of 1:54.84 as the Titans placed second at the Oberlin Invitational.

Honorable Mention:
- Junior Steven Brooks (Men's Swimming) won the 50 yard freestyle (22.56) and the 100 yard backstroke (53.53) as the Titans topped Division II Rollins College. Brooks was also part of the winning 200 yard medley relay team.

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 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 to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.