Thursday, June 2, 2011
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College junior cross country runner and track and field athlete Morgan Hanes (McKean, Pa./General McLane) today earned recognition on the Capital One Academic All-District men's track and field/cross country team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Hanes was voted to the second team of the District II College Division.
Hanes, a three-year letterman for both cross country and track and field, is a two-time cross country MVP and he also earned second team all-Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) honors for cross country twice during his career.
In track, he's a school-record holder in the 3,000 meters (9:28.08) and he placed third (10:37), second (10:11) and seventh (10:36) in 3,000 steeplechase the last three years, respectively, at the PAC championship meet. This year, he helped his team win its first-ever PAC title.
A five-time honoree on PAC Academic Honor Roll, Hanes is a political science major with a 3.88 cumulative grade-point average.
The District II College Division consists of all non-NCAA Division I college and universities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. To be nominated for the program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade-point average and be a starter or significant reserve.
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.