Swimming & Diving: Westminster Names Team Captains

Friday, October 12, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's and men's swimming & diving teams have named junior Erin Erdley (Meadville, PA / Cochranton) and seniors Kelsey Dawson (Bethel Park, PA / Bethel Park), Dan Gutmann (Cranberry Twp., PA / Seneca Valley) and Alan Nedley (White, PA / Connellsville) their team captains for the 2012-13 season.

Erdley, a first and second team all-PAC honoree, is a three-time PAC champion (1650 free style, 200 backstroke, and 400 medley relay). She also holds Westminster's top-five times in the 1000, 1650 freestyle and the 100 and 200 backstroke. Dawson is a two-time letterman and this will be her fourth year on the team.

Gutmann, a three-time first team all-PAC honoree, boasts the fourth-best time in backstroke in school history (58:35) and has a PAC championship in the 200 free style and 100 breaststroke. Nedley is also a three-time first team all-PAC honoree and a PAC champion (200 fly). Nedley is just as impressive out of the pool as he was tabbed CSCAA Scholar All-American.

Westminster opens its season on Friday, October 26, as they host the Westminster Relays at 6 p.m.

Updated October 13, 5:30 p.m.

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 is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 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.