Track & Field: Bell Earns All-American Honors at Nationals

Saturday, May 26, 2012

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior Ryan Bell (New Wilmington, Pa. / Wilmington), a member of the Westminster College track and field teams, earned All-American honors in the javelin with a seventh-place finish today at the 2012 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Claremont McKenna College.

Bell's toss of 63.73m guided him to his second All-American honor of his career, the first Titan to accomplish this feat.

Also representing Westminster at Nationals was senior Emily Dolsak (McDonald, Ohio/McDonald) who earned ninth-place in women's discus (43.72m) on Friday.

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.

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