2012 PAC Fall Academic Honor Roll Announced

Friday, January 25, 2013

GREENVILLE, Pa. -The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) recognized 38 Westminster College student-athletes who were named to the PAC Fall 2012 Academic Honor Roll on Friday.

The PAC Academic Honor Roll honors student-athletes on varsity sports teams who have earned a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale during their semester of competition. The Fall 2012 total of 426 represents a 13.6 percent increase from the Fall 2011 PAC Academic Honor Roll, which featured 375 honorees.

Click here for the complete PAC Academic Honor Roll for the Fall 2012 semester.

The following is a listing of the 38 Westminster student-athletes recognized on the PAC Fall 2012 Academic Honor Roll:

Name --- Year --- Major --- Sport  --- Hometown / High School
Maggie Backstrom --- Sr. --- Public Relations --- W. Cross Country --- Butler, Pa./Butler
Elizabeth Barnhart --- Fr. --- Biology --- W. Soccer --- Meadville, Pa./Saegertown
Elizabeth Buechele --- Fr. --- Public Relations --- W. Cross Country --- Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley
Jenn Cantella ---Sr. --- Sociology --- Criminal Justice --- W. Soccer --- Freedom, Pa./Freedom
Haley Casuccio --- Jr. --- International Business --- W. Soccer --- Coraopolis, Pa./West Allegheny
Alyssa Cauley --- Sr. --- Early Childhood Ed./Special Ed. --- W. Cross Country --- Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin
Selena Dasari --- Fr. --- Neuroscience --- W. Soccer --- Canfield, Ohio/Canfield
Krista Edwards --- Fr. --- Neuroscience --- W. Soccer --- Summerville, Pa./Springdale
Olivia Edwards --- Fr. --- Political Science --- W. Tennis --- Blandon, Pa./Fleetwood Area
Claire Ferrando --- Jr. --- Communication Studies --- Volleyball --- North Jackson, Ohio/Western Reserve
Jeff Finafrock --- Sr. --- Biology --- M. Cross Country--- Country Zullinger, Pa./Waynesboro
Lauren Fling --- So. --- Early Childhood Ed./Special Ed. --- W. Tennis --- Norton, Ohio/Norton
Kassie Freyermuth --- So. --- Early Childhood Ed./Special Ed. --- Volleyball Allison Park, Pa./North Allegheny
Sean Gibbon --- Fr. --- Business Administration --- Football --- Indiana, Pa./Indiana
Nicholas Hainsey --- So. --- Computer Science --- M. Cross Country --- New Paris, Pa./Chestnut Ridge
Kerri Inzinga --- So. --- Early Childhood Ed./Special Ed. --- W. Soccer --- Monroeville, Pa./Gateway
Jenny Jones --- So. --- English --- W. Cross Country --- Erie, Pa./Fort LeBoeuf
Connor Kobis --- Sr. --- Broadcast Communications --- Football --- Elma, N.Y./Bishop Timon-St. Jude
Jane Larson --- Sr. --- Religion --- W. Tennis --- Warren, Pa./Warren
Rachael Letscher --- Fr. --- Environmental Science --- W. Soccer --- Canfield, Ohio/Cardinal Mooney
Frank Maira --- Jr. --- Broadcast Communications --- Football --- Churchville, N.Y./Churchville-Chili
Ian Matson --- Fr. --- Biology --- Football --- Clarion, Pa./Clarion
Brian Miller --- Sr. --- Business Administration --- Football --- Pittsburgh, Pa./Northgate
Meredith Mishler --- Fr. --- Biology --- W. Soccer --- Johnstown, Pa./Bishop McCort
Maggie Nikituk --- Jr. --- Biology --- W. Soccer --- Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny
Katie Palkovic --- Jr. --- Biology --- Volleyball --- Camp Hill, PA / Trinity
Cody Postupac --- Fr. --- Physics --- M. Soccer --- Export, Pa./Penn Trafford
Julie Powell --- So. --- Accounting --- Volleyball --- Meadville, Pa./Meadville
Raechel Pusateri --- Fr. --- Exploratory --- W. Soccer --- Volant, Pa./Wilmington
Rocky Radeff --- Jr. --- Political Science --- Football --- Sheffield Lake, Ohio/Brookside
Rebecca Riemer --- Jr. --- Biology --- Volleyball --- Pittsburgh, Pa./Mount Lebanon
Matt Romeo --- Fr. --- Early Childhood Ed./Special Ed. --- M. Soccer --- Laurel, Md./Atholton
Gretchen Schwarz --- Fr. --- Psychology --- W. Soccer --- Hudson, Ohio/Hudson
Rachel Sharbaugh --- Fr. --- Early Childhood Education --- W. Soccer --- Mount Lebanon, Pa./Mount Lebanon
Rachel Simko --- Fr. --- Physics --- W. Soccer --- New Castle, Pa./Laurel
Sydney --- Spain --- Jr. --- Spanish --- W. Cross Country --- Batavia, Ill./Batavia
Lexi Starheim --- Jr. ---  Early Childhood Ed./Special Ed. --- Volleyball --- Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard
Jordan Steele --- Jr. --- Psychology --- W. Soccer --- Falconer, N.Y./Falconer Central
Thomas Turnbull --- Jr. --- Financial Economics --- Football --- Pittsburgh, Pa./Avonworth

***Updated on Jan. 31 at 2:21 p.m.

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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 41 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.

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