Thursday, September 1, 2011
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College men's and women's swimming head coach Rob Klamut was appointed chairman the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Rules Committee at the group's meeting held June 22 in Indianapolis. Klamut's term as chairman begins Sept. 1 and will end Aug. 31, 2012, which will conclude his three-and-a-half-year term as a committee member.
As chairman Klamut is responsible for implementing championship policy for the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, which includes selecting sites and determining qualifying standards. The committee also votes on rule changes within the sport.
Klamut enters his 27th year as head coach at Westminster in 2011-12. His combined dual meet record for men's and women's is 360-149-2 (.706). He's coached a combined 12 team conference championships and has earned a combined 18 conference coach of the year awards. Klamut has coached three national champion swimmers, 108 individuals earning All-America or All-American honorable mention honors, 91 conference champions and several scholar-athletes and all-academic team members.
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 6th 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 376 Colleges" 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 42 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.