Friday, August 17, 2012
ROSELAND, N.J. - Westminster College's senior linebacker Alex Kernicky (Greensburg, PA / Greater Latrobe) received a preseason honor from USA Football News. Kernicky was named to the 2012 USA Football News Division III Preseason All-America third team.
The teams were selected by coaches, sports information directors, certified players' agents, pro scouts, national media reporters and the staff of USA Football News.
All candidates of the Class of 2013 with no remaining eligibility listed as preseason All-Americans or Regional All-Stars are candidates to participate in the 2013 USA Freedom Bowl, a four-day, three-night event that continues the tradition of the Snow Bowl and Cactus Bowl and last January's Hansen Bowl.
Kernicky started in all ten games last season with 66 tackles, third-best on the team. He was named Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Washington & Jefferson where he led the team with a career-best 15 tackles.
Westminster finished the 2011 season 5-5 overall, including a 4-4 mark in the PAC. The Titans open its 2012 season on Sept. 1 against Hiram at Harold Burry Stadium.
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.