Swimming & Diving: Men Ranked Top-25 Nationally

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

SOMERS, Wis. - The Westminster College men's swimming & diving teams earned a spot on the Endless Pools/CollegeSwimming.com Men's Division III Top 25 for the week of Nov. 6. The Titans were ranked 24th with 74.3 points.

The rankings were based on meets swum Oct.15-Nov. 4. Points for the Endless Pools/CollegeSwimming.com Top 25 are calculated using the average percentile rank of each team's top twenty-seven in each meet. The Top 25 are ranked according on the basis of each team's highest-scoring meet within the previous three weeks.

Titan sophomore Jake Pletz (Venetia, PA / Peters Township) was part of three first-place finishes guiding Westminster to a 144-to-136 win at Allegheny last Saturday. Pletz was part of the 400 yard freestyle relay team that secured a Titan win as they placed first in the last event. Pletz also won in the 200 yard freestyle (1:47.17) and 200 yard backstroke (1:59.07).

Westminster will host Bethany this Saturday at 1 p.m.



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 is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 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 41 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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