Carswell Named May 2013 PAC SAAC Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Month

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

GREENVILLE, Pa. - Westminster College senior men's track and field student-athlete Adam Carswell (Painesville, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Month for May 2013. Bethany College junior women's track and field student-athlete Paige Prato was selected for the women.

Each month the SAAC at PAC member institutions nominate student-athletes for Scholar-Athlete of the Month consideration 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 within his or her campus community.

Carswell finished his outstanding Titan career as a six-time All-PAC first team performer. He ran to three-straight conference titles in the 400-meter dash (2011-13) and was a member of the winning 400 relays in 2012 and 2013 and winning 1,600-meter relay in 2010.His Titan track and field program won its third-straight PAC title in 2013.

A dual-sport athlete, Carswell was a three-year starter and four-year letter winner as a member of Westminster's men's basketball program. He served as a team captain during the 2012-13 season and averaged 7.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.

At Westminster's 10th Annual WESPY Awards (Westminster Exceptional Sports Performances of the Year), held on May 7, Carswell received the prestigious David B. Fawcett Award as the school's outstanding male senior student-athlete.

Carswell recently graduated with a 3.097 grade-point average as broadcast communications major. He served as a Westminster SAAC representative for three years, becoming the school's SAAC vice president as a senior. He was also an active member of the Student Government Association (SGA), the Student Life and Athletic Committee (SLAC) and the school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) program while also being involved in community service projects with the Special Olympics of Pa. He also engaged in various on-air work with Titan radio and the Westminster Cable Network (WCN) television station.

***Release courtesy of the Presidents' Athletic Conference

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