Tuesday, August 12, 2008
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has recognized the Westminster College men's and women's tennis team as two of its 2008 ITA All-Academic Teams. In addition, two members of the Titan men's team and five members of the women's tennis team were cited as ITA Scholar-Athletes.
The teams achieved ITA All-Academic Team status by meeting the required cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20 for the fall 2007 and spring 2008 semesters. The ITA Scholar Athletes must earn at least a 3.5 GPA during the 2007-08 academic year to be eligible. The Titan men were one of 35 teams in the country recognized while the women were one of 66 in the nation.
Senior-to-be J.D. Eicher (Canfield, Ohio/Canfield) and junior-to-be Scott Lawrence (Fredonia, N.Y./Fredonia) earned the 3.5 standard for a second straight year for the Titan men's team, as did 2008 graduates Dana Larson (Warren, Pa./Warren), Anna Will (Aurora, Ohio/Aurora), Christina Commisso (Pittsburgh, Pa./Thomas Jefferson) and junior-to-be April Scudere (Fowler, Ohio/Brookfield) of the Titan women's team. Trista Houck (Salem, Ohio/United Local), a senior in 2007-08, was recognized for the first time.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is ranked 15th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly 2007 Annual College Guide. Westminster is a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 368 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and was recognized by the Templeton Guide as a "Character Building College."
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.