Wednesday, February 20, 2013
GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) today announced its 2012-13 Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving All-PAC Teams and a total of 24 Westminster College swimmers were recognized.
The All-PAC Swimming and Diving teams are selected via a formula based on student-athletes' individual and relay finishes at the 2013 PAC Swimming & Diving Championships, which were hosted by Grove City from Thursday-Saturday, February 14-16.
Out of the 24 Titans who met the standards, 12 earned first-team honors (7 men, 5 women) and 12 were named to the second-team (5 men, 7 women).
Seniors Dan Gutmann (Cranberry Twp., PA / Seneca Valley) and Alan Nedley (White, PA / Connellsville) were honored on the first-team, for the fourth-time in their career. Sophomore Jake Pletz (Venetia, PA / Peters Township) earned first-team honors for the second consecutive year. Sophomore Steven Brooks (Boardman, OH / Boardman), also named the PAC Men's Swimmer of the Year, and freshmen Jimmy Newman (Richboro, PA / Council Rock , Austin Karper (Carlisle, PA / Carlisle) and Matt Baurle (Jeannette, PA / Penn Trafford) earned first-team honors for the first time.
Junior Amanda Marlow (Twinsburg, OH / Twinsburg) earned first-team honors for the second time in her career. Junior Erin Erdley (Meadville, PA / Cochranton), sophomores Marina Rozick (Pittsburgh, PA / North Allegheny) and Ashley Wyland (Pittsburgh, PA / Taylor Allderdice), and freshman Kelsey Reott (Butler, PA / Slippery Rock) all earned first-team accolades for the first time.
Senior Will Stiglitz (Franklin, PA / Cranberry), sophomores David Starr (Pittsburgh, PA / Plum), Nick Smith (Indiana, PA / Indiana) and Jimmy DeBone (Greensburg, PA / Hempfield), and freshman Adam Smale (Monclova, OH / St. John's Jesuit) all received second-team honors for the men.
Senior Carolyn Swarlis (Pittsburgh, PA / Avonworth), junior Carrie Whisel (Boiling Springs, PA / Boiling Springs), freshman Sarah Peace (Darlington, PA / Blackhawk), and sophomores Suzanne Wasilko (Greenock, PA / Elizabeth-Forward), Shelby Stock (Export, PA / Franklin Regional), Rebecca Mobley (Gibsonia, PA / Pine-Richland), and Veronica Corcoran (Dubois, PA / DuBois) and all earned second-team honors for the women.
The men's team took home the 2013 PAC Championship, with head coach Rob Kalmut being named Men's Coach of the Year, while the women's swimming & diving team placed second at the PACs.
***The Presidents' Athletic Conference contributed to this release.
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.