Thursday, May 24, 2012CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior Emily Dolsak (McDonald, Ohio/McDonald), a member of the Westminster College track and field teams, earned ninth-place in the discus at the 2012 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Claremont McKenna College. Dolsak's throw of 43.72m was one centimeter off from earning All-American.
"I'm just happy that I was able to come," said Dolsak, who was the first ever Titan to nationally qualify for women's discus. "It's great to be at Nationals. I've been so close the last few years. It's been one of my goals and it has been a great experience."
Dolsak, the four-time PAC champion, was ranked 11th in the country before today's event and now stands ninth-best.
Senior Ryan Bell (New Wilmington, Pa. / Wilmington) will compete in the javelin on Saturday at 3:40 p.m. EST. The 2011 All-American is seeded fourth with a 66.48m mark.
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.