Tuesday, August 6, 2013
SKILLMAN, N.J. - Three members of the Westminster College women's tennis team were named by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as Division III Scholar-Athletes. The Titans also earned the ITA All-Academic Team award.
Graduated seniors Beth Ekimoff (Webster, NY / Webster Schroeder), Jane Larson (Warren, PA / Warren), and Alex Bailey (Murrysville, PA / Franklin Regional) all represented Westminster as ITA Scholar-Athletes for the 2012-13 academic year.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2012 and spring 2013).
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).
Westminster finished 17-1 overall and 7-1 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) and were crowned co-PAC Champions for its first conference title in school history.
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 378 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.