Swimming & Diving: Brooks Qualifies for Nationals

Thursday, February 27, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Westminster College junior swimmer Steven Brooks (Boardman, Ohio/Boardman) has qualified for the 2014 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. The championships will be held March 19-22 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis.

Brooks qualified for the 100 backstroke (seeded 14th) and will also compete in the 50 freestyle (seeded 45th) and in the 200 backstroke (seeded 22nd).

Brooks, who was tabbed the 2014 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Swimmer of the Year, has school-record times in the 200 backstroke (1:49.72) and in the 100 backstroke (49.93). Brooks's 50 freestyle time is 20.98. All marks were set at this year's PAC Championships.

The Indiana Sports Corp and Franklin College will serve as the hosts. A total of 527 participants (479 swimmers and 48 divers) will compete in the championships.

Student-athletes qualified for the swimming portion of the championships by meeting the established minimum time for the events in which they entered. The complete list of all swimmers competing in the championships is available at www.usaswimming.org/ncaa.

NCAA.com will stream all sessions Wednesday through Saturday of the championships.

For more information on the championships, go to the website here.

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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