Friday, December 13, 2013GREENVILLE, Pa. - Westminster College senior Jordan Steele (Falconer, N.Y./Falconer Central) was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for November 2013.
Each month the SAACs at PAC member institutions are asked to nominate one male and one female student-athlete for PAC SAAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month consideration based on academic and athletic accomplishments. Nominees must be a varsity member in their respective sport(s) and in their junior or senior year. Scholar-Athlete of the Month nominees must also have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher and be actively involved within his or her campus community.
Steele is a four-year letter winner and three-year captain with the Titans' women's soccer program and was an all-conference second team selection in 2012 and 2013. Steele was also named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) All-Great Lakes Region Second Team after the 2012 season. She was recognized as the SAAC Titan Athlete of the Week on Sept. 11 after her first collegiate goal proved to be the game-winner in the Titans' 1-0 double-overtime victory over Salem International on Sept. 7. She was a starter in each of Westminster's 20 games in 2013, helping lead the Titans to an 11-7-2 overall record and a 6-1-2 mark in the PAC.
Steele, a psychology major carrying a 3.903 cumulative grade-point average, is active with the school's Habitat for Humanity service-learning organization, the Mortar Board Honor Society (national honor society that recognizes seniors for their superior achievements in scholarship, leadership, and service) and the AmeriCorps Community Fellows program, designed to support students with a passion for volunteering who are interested in service and outreach to "at-risk" youth, K-12, through academic assistance, mentoring, and service-learning.
She also volunteers with the Lawrence County Community Action Partnership and the College's Drinko Center for Experiential Learning, where she's participating in a new after-school robotics program in collaboration with the West Middlesex School District, Cray Challenges, and Origins to help encourage and build confidence in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), Lutheran Social Services in Jamestown, N.Y. and with the school district and youth soccer programs in Falconer, N.Y.
***Release courtesy of the Presidents' Athletic Conference
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.