Soccer: Five Titans Named Scholar All-Region

Friday, January 31, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced the Westminster College women's soccer players seniors Haley Casuccio (Coraopolis, PA / West Allegheny), Jordan Steele (Falconer, NY / Falconer Central), Maggie Nikituk (Pittsburgh, PA / North Allegheny), and Amanda Turi (Monroeville, PA / Gateway) were named honorable mention members of the 2013 NSCAA College Division Women's Scholar All-East Region team, while Titan men's soccer player junior Ryan Francis (Harwick, PA / Springdale) was named honorable mention of the Men's Scholar All-East Region team.
 
Casuccio, an international business and French major, has a GPA of 3.74. Steele, a psychology major, has a GPA of 3.91. Nikituk, a biology major, has a GPA of 3.41. Turi, an elementary and special education major, has a GPA of 3.42.
 
Francis, an economics major, has a GPA of 3.38.
 
To be named to a regional team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout her career, start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team, and be nominated by an institution that is a current NSCAA College Services member.

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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