Wednesday, May 16, 2012
WEXFORD, Pa. - Westminster College athletics placed in the top four for both of the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) All-Sports Trophy standings for 2011-12. The nine Titan women's teams won the all-sports trophy with 72 points out of 10 schools, now winning it five of the last six years. The nine Titan men's teams placed fourth out of nine schools in the PAC with 52 points, only 0.5 points behind PAC rival Grove City (52.5).
The all-sports trophies are awarded annually to the school which performs the best across the board in league competition. First-place finishes are worth eight points with fewer points for subsequent place finishers until last place is awarded one point.
The Westminster women benefitted by first-place finishes by the track and field and golf teams and second-place finishes by the tennis and swimming and diving teams. Grove City was second with 61.5 pts., followed by Saint Vincent (53), Thomas More (50.5), Washington & Jefferson (50.5), Bethany (46), Waynesburg (45), Geneva (43), Thiel (31.5), and Chatham (14).
The Westminster men were buoyed by the track and field and baseball teams winning a PAC title and the swimming and diving teams garnering a runner-up league finish.
Washington & Jefferson won the PAC Men's All-Sports Trophy with 60.5 points, followed by Saint Vincent (58), Grove City (52.5), Westminster (52), Thiel (45.5), Thomas More (45), Waynesburg (38.5), Bethany (37.5), and Geneva (25.5).
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, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 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 42 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.