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Men's and Women's Tennis: Westminster Teams Honored by ITA for Academics

Thursday, July 19, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's tennis programs have earned recognition for academic performance by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). The Titan men's and women's tennis teams were named 2012 ITA All-Academic Teams for having team grade point averages of 3.2 or higher for the 2011-12 school year, while five individuals earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status.

Westminster tennis players who earned a varsity letter in 2011-12, have at least a 3.5 grade point average, and have attended their current school for at least two semesters were eligible for ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition.

They included seniors Dana Griesmer (Canfield, Ohio/Canfield) and Lauren Latinovich (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) and junior Jane Larson (Warren, Pa./Warren) of the women's team, and freshman Mark Andino (Norwalk, CT / Norwalk) and junior Sean Black (Aurora, OH / Aurora) of the men's team.

The teams are coached by Scott Renninger who enters his 14th year as the men's coach and eighth year as the women's coach in 2012-13.

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.