Saturday, July 12, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College swimming & diving team announced its hire of new diving coach Heath Calhoun. Calhoun was a sixth-time All-American as a diver at Division II Clarion University.
Calhoun won the NCAA Division II national championship on the 3-meter springboard at the 2014 NCAA Championships. Calhoun broke the NCAA record by scoring 615.95 points (34.30 points better than the previous record and 54.15 points better than the second-place finisher). Calhoun was .50 points from winning the 1-meter competition. A team co-captain his senior year, Calhoun was named the CSCAA (College Swimming Coaches Association of America) Division II "Male Diver of the Year".
"We are extremely excited to welcome Heath to our coaching staff," Titan Head Swimming & Diving Coach Rob Klamut said. "His diving experience and credentials are truly outstanding. I know that he will help build a successful diving program here at Westminster College that will help us sustain and improve the high level of competiveness of our program." Klamut is also a Clarion graduate.
Heath, a graduate of Butler High School, earned a degree in Rehab Science at Clarion in 2014 where he was also a Scholar Athlete and an Academic All-American.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College 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.