Saturday, March 23, 2013SHENANDOAH, Texas - Freshman swimmer Matt Baurle (Jeannette, PA / Penn Trafford), a member of the Westminster College men's swimming team, finished competition at the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday. The Championships took place at the Conroe Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas.
Baurle placed eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke on Friday, earning the distinction of All-American in the process. Baurle finished in a school-record time of 55.93, breaking his own school-record of 56.10 that he set in the preliminaries. On Saturday, Baurle finished 25th in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:05.59) and also competed in the 200 yard individual medley on Wednesday.
Baurle was part of the Titan men's swimming & diving team that took home the 2013 PAC Championship, with head coach Rob Kalmut being named Men's Coach of the Year.
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.