Saturday, March 22, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Westminster College junior swimmer Steven Brooks (Boardman, Ohio/Boardman) finished competition at the 2014 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. The championships are being held at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis.
Brooks just missed from being an All-American Honorable Mention honoree in the 100 backstroke as he placed 17th with his second-best time of his career of 50.11. Brooks also set a school-record time of 1:49.39 in the 200 backstroke as he placed 21st and finished 43rd in the 50 freestyle (21.14).
Brooks, who was tabbed the 2014 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Swimmer of the Year, qualified for the 100 backstroke (seeded 14th) and elected to compete in the 50 freestyle (seeded 45th) and in the 200 backstroke (seeded 22nd).
The Indiana Sports Corp and Franklin College are serving as the hosts. A total of 527 participants (479 swimmers and 48 divers) are competing in the championships.
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.