Thursday, March 15, 2012
WEXFORD, Pa. - The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) announced today that Caitlin Lehberger (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) of Westminster College was one of two individuals named by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as a Scholar-Athlete for the Month for March 2012.
Lehberger is a senior student-athlete at Westminster College and a member of the women's swimming and diving team. She is a six-time NCAA D-III All-American and a 2012 NCAA qualifier. Lehberger is a fourtime All-PAC First Teamer and a two-time PAC MVP (2010 & 2012). She is a 15-time PAC Champion, including four-time 200 individual medley PAC Champion. Lehberger holds three PAC records (two individual), 11 Westminster records (six individual), and four Westminster pool records (three individual).
Out of the pool, Lehberger is going for her dual certification in Elementary Education/Special Education and holds a 3.417 grade point average (GPA). She was honored with the Westminster Nicholson Scholar- Athlete Award, has been listed on the Dean's List and has been a member of the PAC Academic Honor Roll. Around campus, Lehberger is a SAAC representative for the Swimming & Diving team and is a member of Lambda Sigma Honorary Society. In the community, she serves as a youth swimming instructor and finds time to make visits to area nursing homes.
Each month, SAAC members at a PAC school nominate a student-athlete to highlight based on academic and athletic accomplishments. Honorees must be a varsity member in their respective sport(s) and in their junior or senior year. Scholar-Athletes of the Month must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be actively involved on his or her campus community.
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.