Tuesday, May 3, 2011
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College head softball coach Jan Reddinger won her 400th career game as a head coach in Monday's doubleheader sweep of visiting Washington & Jefferson. The Titans' 6-1 win in the first game clinched Reddinger's 400th win and the 8-0 shutout in the second game was win 401.
After Monday's two wins, Reddinger owns a 20-year career record of 401-306-2 (.567), including a 345-245-2 (.584) record in her 15th year at Westminster. Reddinger previously coached at La Roche with a 56-61 (.479) record from 1992-96.
Reddinger is one of 34 active NCAA Division III head coaches with at least 400 career wins and she is one of 51 all-time NCAA Division III coaches to reach the 400-win milestone.
Westminster has averaged 23 wins per season with Reddinger as coach, including six postseason appearances and conference championships in 1997, 1998 and 2005.
The Titans (18-14) will seek their second Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) title under Reddinger this weekend at Bethany as the Titans are the No. 3 seed in the double elimination tournament. Westminster opens with second-seeded Thomas More Friday at 1 p.m.
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, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th 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 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.