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Swimming & Diving: Six Titans Earn Nicholson Award

Friday, January 24, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Six members of the Westminster College men's and women's swimming and diving teams earned the 2013-14 Coach Gene Nicholson Swimmer/Scholar Recognition Award.

Three members of the men's team who were honored were senior Ryan Taylor (Fairview, PA / Fairview) and juniors Steven Brooks (Boardman, OH / Boardman) and Nicholas Smith (Indiana, PA / Indiana). This was the first year for all three student-athletes to earn this award.

Three members of the women's team who were honored were seniors Christiana Crace (Scottdale, PA / Greensburg Central Catholic) and Carrie Whisel (Boiling Springs, PA / Boiling Springs) and junior Rebecca Mobley (Gibsonia, PA / Pine-Richland). This was the second-straight year for Whisel and the first year for Crace and Mobley to earn this award.

The Coach Gene Nicholson Swimmer/Scholar Recognition Award is given to Westminster junior and senior swimmers and divers with at least a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average. The award was first established in 2007 by a group of alumni swimming and diving team members and friends to honor former head coach Gene Nicholson (1972-85) and the values he exemplified.

Westminster will compete at Saint Vincent on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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.

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2013-14 Gene Nicholson Award Winners