Thursday, November 10, 2011
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster sophomore volleyball player Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mount Lebanon) was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Volleyball Team released Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Riemer earned first-team honors for NCAA Division III District 4. As a first-team selection, Riemer will be on the ballot for Academic All-America status which will be selected later this month.
Riemer, a biology major with a 3.96 grade-point average, was a first-year starting outside hitter for the Titans in 2011. She led the Titans with 3.01 kills per set (334 total) and 0.90 blocks per set (100 total) while also averaging 0.43 digs per set (48 total). Riemer ranked eighth in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) in kills and fifth in blocks.
Westminster posted a 20-12 record and a 11-7 mark for fifth place in the PAC.
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.