Tuesday, July 21, 2009
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Former Westminster College swimmer Conor Simpson (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) has been chosen to serve as the NCAA Division III student-athlete representative for the United State Olympic Committee. Simpson was one of three NCAA student-athletes - one from Divisions I, II and III - selected to serve a one-year term ending in May 2010.
Simpson was selected to the committee while attending the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) meeting in Denver last weekend as a representative of the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) and the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC). His duties for the United States Olympic committee begin in September when he will attend a meeting in Chicago. Simpson will represent the NCAA Division III perspective and its relationship with the U.S. Olympic teams.
An All-American at Westminster, Simpson won eight PAC titles and earned three Academic All-District selections during his career with the Titans from 2005-09.
A 2009 Westminster graduate with a degree in political science, Simpson was recently hired as the head varsity swimming coach at Moon Area High School.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges. Westminster ranked 15th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 371 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" 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.