Monday, March 25, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's basketball team finished 11-15, including a 9-9 mark for fifth place in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) standings. The fifth-seed Titans ended their season on the road in the PAC Quarterfinal game to fourth seed Waynesburg, by a score of 61-53. The Titans were led by 11th-year head coach Rosanne Scott.
The Titans matched improved from the previous season, winning two more games in the 2012-13 campaign. They also matched their nine conference win total from the 2011-12 season.
The Titans will graduate five players this season, including four starters, two of which earned all-PAC recognition. These players include Danielle Gilmore (Washington, PA / Trinity), Katie Grandy (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville), Jenn Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom), Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) and Andrea Ridge (North Tonawanda, NY / Starpoint).
Gilmore, a two-year starter, injured her wrist early in the season, limiting her to only 15 games played for the year. Cantella, Hughes and Ridge started all 26 games for the Titans. Ridge, a four-year starter, led the team in rebounding with 8.3 board per game on the season, also ranking her fifth in the conference in that category.
Both Cantella and Hughes earned all-PAC honors for the first time for their performances on the court this season. Hughes earned second-team accolades, while Cantella was tabbed as an Honorable Mention selection.
Hughes led the Titans in scoring at 12.5 points per game, good for ninth in the PAC. Hughes also finished second on the team and seventh in the conference in rebounding with 7.2 rebounds per game.
Cantella ranked fifth in the PAC in 3-point field goals made with 2.0 per contest. Cantella also finished ninth in the conference averaging 2.7 assists per game and eighth in three-point field goal percentage (35.1%).
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.