Thursday, August 19, 2010
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's tennis programs have earned recognition for academic performance by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). The Titan men's and women's tennis teams were named 2010 ITA All-Academic Teams for having team grade point averages of 3.2 or higher for the 2009-10 school year, while 10 individuals earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status.
Westminster tennis players who earned a varsity letter in 2009-10, have at least a 3.5 grade point average, and have attended their current school for at least two semesters were eligible for ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition.
They included Dana Griesmer (Canfield, Ohio/Canfield), Rachel Jack (Lower Burrell, Pa./Burrell), Nicole Jodikinos (Clinton, Pa./Hopewell), Jane Larson (Warren, Pa./Warren), Lauren Latinovich (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township), Hilary Newman (Beaver Falls, Pa./Blackhawk) and April Scudere (Fowler, Ohio/Brookfield) of the women's team, and Derek Frederickson (Grove City, Pa./Grove City), Scott Lawrence (Fredonia, N.Y./Fredonia) and Drew Trifelos (Newark, Ohio/Granville Christian Academy) of the men's team.
Newman, Scudere and Lawrence were seniors in 2009-10. Jack will be a senior in 2010-11. Griesmer, Latinovich, Fredrickson and Trifelos will be juniors in 2010-11 and Jodikinos and Larson will be sophomores.
The teams are coached by Scott Renninger who enters his 12th year as men's coach and sixth year as women's coach in 2010-11.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked third among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, 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 373 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. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.