Men's Swimming: Brooks Named National Swimmer of the Week

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

SOMERS, Wis. - Westminster College junior swimmer Steven Brooks (Boardman, Ohio / Boardman) was named the Philip Hunsaker CollegeSwimming.com Men's Division III Swimmer of the Week for the week of Feb. 2.

Brooks, who was also named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Men's Swimmer/Diver of the Week, helped guide the Titans to a pair of dual-meet victories last week. In the Titans' 156-141 PAC victory against Grove City on Jan. 30, he tied the pool record while provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championships in the 100 back (51.28) and teamed up with junior Jake Pletz (Venetia, PA / Peters Township) and sophomores Matthew Baurle (Jeannette, PA / Penn Trafford) and Max Hague (Canton, OH / Glenoak) to win the 200 medley relay in a pool-record time of 1:35.92. Brooks also won the 50 free (21.88) and was part of the winning 400 free relay (3:15.30) for the Titans. In Westminster's 167.5-130.5 win at Mount Union on Feb. 1, Brooks claimed the 50 free (21.74), the 200 back (1:56.35) and was a part of the winning 400 medley relay (3:36.40).

The Titans next compete in the 2014 PAC Championships starting on Feb. 12 at Grove City.

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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