Saturday, August 24, 2013
GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Westminster College women's cross country team was selected to finish fourth in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), according to the 2013 PAC Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Titans earned 64 points from the PAC's 10 head coaches.
Titans junior Jenny Jones (Erie, Pa./Fort LeBoeuf) and freshman Jenny Rodgers (State College, Pa./State College) represented Westminster on the Runners to Watch list.
Grove City received seven first-place votes and a total of 96 points to earn the top spot. Waynesburg was selected to finish second after registering one first-place vote and 85 points. Geneva, picked to finish third, secured the final two first-place votes and totaled 78 points. Following Westminster was Saint Vincent in fifth (59), Thiel in sixth (52), Washington & Jefferson in seventh (46), Thomas More in eighth (34), Bethany College in ninth (26) and Chatham in 10th (10).
Westminster opens its season as hosts of its annual Fisher Invitational on Saturday, August 31.
2013 PAC Women's Cross Country Preseason Coaches' Poll
School (first-place votes)…Points
1. Grove City College (7)…96
2. Waynesburg University (1)…85
3. Geneva College (2)…78
4. Westminster College…64
5. Saint Vincent College…59
6. Thiel College…52
7. Washington & Jefferson College…46
8. Thomas More College…34
9. Bethany College…26
10. Chatham University…10
***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 378 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.
Junior All-PAC Jenny Jones