Wednesday, February 19, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) today selected men's swimmer Steven Brooks (Boardman, Ohio/Boardman) as its SAAC Titan Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 17.
Brooks, who was tabbed the PAC's Swimmer of the Year, finished first in the PAC finals of Saturday's 200 backstroke for the second-straight year after registering a winning time of 1:49.72, establishing new PAC and Longnecker Invitational records while also attaining the NCAA Division III provisional qualifying standard. On Thursday, Brooks claimed the 50 freestyle (21.24) before winning the PAC title in the 100 backstroke with a B-cut time of 50.18. He also swam successful legs on the Titans' winning 200 medley and 800 freestyle relays and was a member of the Titans' winning 400 freestyle relay to cap off the evening Saturday. The Titan men finished in second place at the PAC Championships with 718 points.
Westminster will next compete at the Kenyon Invitational next Saturday at 1:30 pm.
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.