Swimming & Diving: Freshman Matt Baurle Qualifies for Nationals

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - First Team All-Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) honoree freshman swimmer Matt Baurle (Jeannette, PA / Penn Trafford), a member of the Westminster College men's swimming team, qualified for the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. The event will take place March 20-23 at Conroe Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas.

Baurle qualified in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke and will also compete in the 200 yard IM.

Baurle ranks eighth in the country in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 56.40 (a school-record) and 10th in the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:02.75.

For information on the Championships, go to the website here.

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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