Thursday, November 10, 2011
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College senior football player Shawn Lehocky (Conway, Pa./Freedom) was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Football Team released Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). A 6-foot-1 quarterback, Lehocky earned first-team honors for NCAA Division III District 4. As a first-team selection, Lehocky is the only Division III quarterback in Pennsylvania to earn this distinction and he will be on the ballot for Academic All-America status which will be selected later this month.
Lehocky, an economics major with a 3.86 grade-point average, needs 152 yards in his final game Saturday to become the sixth player in team history to pass for 4,000 career yards. In eight games this year (he missed one with an injury), Lehocky has thrown for 1,082 yards on 111-195 passing (56.9%, 9 TDs, 7 INTs) and his 135.2 passing yards per game ranks seventh in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC). Lehocky is also a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation's (NFF) National Scholar-Athlete Award.
Westminster (5-4, 4-3 PAC) will host Geneva Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Titans' final game of the season.
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.