High Fives: Dec. 2-Dec. 8

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1-Sophomore Paul Carswell (Men's Basketball) had stellar performances for the Titans in their first week of conference play. On Wednesday, Carswell led Westminster with a career-high 25 points against Washington & Jefferson, including a game-high 12-for-14 from the free throw line.  Against Saint Vincent on Saturday, Carswell scored 23 points and was a perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line. 

#2-Senior Amanda Marlow (Women's Swimming & Diving) helped lead the Titan women to a third-place finish on Saturday at the Wooster Invitational.  Marlow earned an NCAA provisional time of 2:08.19 placing fifth in the 200 yard butterfly.

#3- Sophomore Marissa Kalsey (Women's Track & Field) started the 2013-14 indoor season on a good note for the Titans. The All-American finished second in pole vault on Friday at the Youngstown State Icebreaker with a mark of 3.65m.

#4-Junior Steven Brooks (Men's Swimming & Diving) contributed to a Titan fourth-place finish on Saturday at the Wooster Invitational.  Brooks finished third in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 1:52.75. Brooks also had a NCAA provisional time of 1:51.04 in the preliminaries.

#5-Senior Courtney Zitt (Women's Basketball) paced the Titans last week in the start of conference play.  Zitt added 23 points, eight rebounds and four assists in two games for Westminster.

Honorable Mention:
-Sophomore Matthew Baurle (Men's Swimming & Diving) earned a NCAA B cut time of 2:05.91 in the 200 breaststroke preliminaries on Saturday at the Wooster Invitational. Baurle finished third in the 200 BR finals (2:08.34).  
-Freshman Matt Lawrence (Men's Basketball) had 13 points on Saturday against Saint Vincent in a PAC matchup. Lawrence's 13 points marked a career-high, while he also notched a game- and career-high seven rebounds.
-Senior Anthony Thomas (Men's Basketball) notched 48 points, eight assists and six rebounds in two games for the Titans last week.

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.

 

Paul Carswell