Monday, November 7, 2011
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Two Westminster College soccer players earned recognition on the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Soccer Teams released by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Senior Coty Hainsey (New Paris, Pa./Chestnut Ridge) earned first-team honors for NCAA Division III men's soccer District 4 and senior Tyler Dever (Salt Lake City, Utah/Highland) earned first-team laurels for NCAA Division III women's soccer District 4.
As first-team selections, Hainsey and Dever will be on the ballot for Academic All-America status which will be selected later this month.
Hainsey, a mathematics major who owns a 3.67 grade-point average, earned Academic All-District honors for a third straight year but this is his first year on the first team after earning third-team accolades the last two years. A third-year starting forward for the Titans, Hainsey ranked second on the team this year with four goals.
Dever, a political science major with a 3.84 GPA, is also a three-time Academic All-District honoree who spent the last two years on the third team. A four-year starter and a second-team all-conference defender last year, Dever ranked second on the team this year with three goals and she tied for the team lead with three assists.
To be nominated for the Academic All-District teams a student must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA and have competed at his or her current institution for one year.
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, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, 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.