Wednesday, May 25, 2011
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) has named Westminster College junior baseball player Tim Wiand (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) to the 2011 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-Mideast Region Team. Wiand, a 6-foot-2 first baseman, earned a spot on the third team.
Wiand led the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) with a .434 batting average (53-122) and a .524 on-base percentage, while he also ranked first in the PAC with a school-record 19 doubles. His .656 slugging percentage ranked second in the league, his 53 hits tied for fifth, his 80 total bases ranked sixth, his 33 RBI ranked seventh, and his 35 runs ranked eighth.
Wiand becomes just the fifth Titan to earn all-region honors since Westminster became eligible for NCAA Division III awards in 2002-03, as he joins Kevin Humberston (2003), Brooks LeViere (2004), Kevin Gesacion (2005) and John Izzo (2009).
Westminster tied for the second-most wins in team history with a record of 25-16 including a 10-11 PAC record. The Titans finished second in the league after advancing the championship game of the conference tournament.
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.