Friday, August 3, 2012
LATROBE, Pa. - The Westminster College football team was predicted to finish seventh in the 2012 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) standings, according to the PAC Preseason Football Poll conducted Thursday at the league's media day. The news conference and voting took place at the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion on the campus of Saint Vincent College prior to a Pittsburgh Steelers practice.
Defending-champion Thomas More (223 voting points, 23 first place) was predicted to repeat as the PAC champion, while Washington & Jefferson (188) was projected second, Waynesburg (165, 2 first place) third, Bethany (117) fourth, Saint Vincent (114) fifth, Geneva (105) sixth, Westminster (101) seventh, Grove City (79) eighth, and Thiel (32) ninth.
The Titans, who were predicted eighth in the 2011 poll, posted a record of 5-5 overall and a 4-4 mark for fifth place in the PAC last year.
Voters in the polls included conference head coaches, sports information directors, and members of the media present at the conference media day.
Westminster eighth-year head coach Jeff Hand and senior wide Geno Pasquinelli (Salem, OH / Salem) both spoke at the news conference.
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.