Football: Wright Named Capital One First Team Academic All-District

Friday, November 8, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College senior football player Dave Wright (Solon, OH / Solon) was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Football Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

A 6-foot-5 tight end, Wright earned first-team honors for NCAA Division III District 4.  As a first-team selection, Wright will be on the ballot for Academic All-America status which will be selected later this month.

Wright, a business administration major with a 3.77 grade-point average has been a key contributor to Westminster's passing game. The Titans currently rank fifth in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) averaging 239.2 yards a game. Wright has also aided Titan senior quarterback Dak Britt (Battle Creek, MI / Battle Creek) who is currently ranked fifth in the conference averaging 236.6 yards per game.

To be nominated for the Academic All-District teams a student must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA and have competed at his or her current institution for one year.

Westminster will play at Thiel on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Greenville, Pa.

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.

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