Wednesday, February 5, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) today selected women's sophomore pole vaulter Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg) as its SAAC Titan Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 3.
Kalsey placed second out of 26 competitors with a mark of 4.00 meters at the Midwest SPIRE Institute, breaking her own school record of 3.95 meters that she set at last year's Indoor Nationals. Her new mark is eighth-best on the all-time Division III performers list. Kalsey, who was also selected by the USTFCCCA on the Division III Women's Track and Field National Athlete-of-the-Week Honorable Mention list, stands first in the nation.
A select number of Titans will compete at the Oberlin Invitational on Friday and others will participate in a meet at Mount Union on Saturday.
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.