Wednesday, July 25, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Two members of the Westminster College men's track and field team earned recognition from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Senior Ryan Bell (New Wilmington, Pa./Wilmington) and junior Mark Saylor (West Middlesex, Pa./West Middlesex) were named to the 2012 USTFCCCA Division III Track & Field All-Academic Team. This was the second-straight year for Bell and Saylor to earn this award.
Bell and Saylor were two of 226 men's athletes who received this honor. To qualify, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have met an NCAA automatic or provisional qualifying mark in an individual or relay event at some point in either indoor or outdoor seasons.
Bell's toss of 63.73m at the 2012 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships guided him to his second All-American honor of his career, the first Titan to accomplish this feat. Saylor's personal-best pole vault of 4.88 meters set March 30 at Wooster just missed the cut for nationals.
Bell is a business administration major and Saylor is an English major.
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.