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Westminster Produces 54 Athletes on Spring Academic Honor Roll

Sunday, June 29, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) recognized 54 Westminster College student-athletes who were named to the PAC Spring 2014 Academic Honor Roll.
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Women’s Golf: 2014 Review

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Titan women's golf team, under second-year head coach Jeff Roud, placed third at the 2014 PAC Championships following a 776 (395-381) at the two-day Spring Championships, hosted by the Cedarbrook Golf Club.

Titan junior Morgan Pierce (Fredonia, PA / Reynolds) earned All-PAC First Team honors, the first of her career, after she tied for fourth with a 182 (92-90). Pierce's performance was the highest finish for the Titan women at the Championships since Pam Bonneau placed third in 2011.

Earning All-PAC Honorable Mention for the Titans were sophomore Carly Boughner (Cooperstown, PA / Rocky Grove) (193/100-93) who placed 12th overall and junior Keri Hamilton (Coudersport, PA / Coudersport) (196/100-96) who tied for 13th.

Westminster Celebrates 2013-14 Athletic Accomplishments at WESPY Awards

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Department of Athletics and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted the 11th Annual WESPY Awards (Westminster Exceptional Sports Performances of the Year) Tuesday night at Orr Auditorium. The WESPYs honored team MVPs for all 18 varsity sports teams, as well as several annual awards and recognition of top athletic achievements throughout the 2013-14 academic year.

Highlighting the event was the awarding of the David B. Fawcett and Marjorie A. Walker Awards, given annually to honor and acknowledge those individuals who best exemplify the qualities of fairness, sportsmanship, leadership, determination and competitiveness. The Fawcett Award was given to senior men's track & field and basketball Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) and the Walker Award was presented to senior women's track & field Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City).

Thomas, a four-year letterman in basketball and track & field, was a four-year starter and three-time All-Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Honorable Mention in basketball where he scored his 1,326 career point (14th all-time) this past season. Thomas, a member of four PAC Track & Field championship teams, earned All-PAC First Team in 2013 and 2014, was the PAC Championship Field Event MVP in 2013, and holds two school records. Thomas, a communication major, has volunteered with the Special Olympics bowling and has helped with his Alma Mater, Union High School, at youth basketball camps.

Gabor, a four-year letterwinner in track & field, was the PAC Track Athlete Co-MVP, All-PAC First Team, and PAC Champion in the 200m and in the 1600m relay at the 2014 PAC Outdoor Championship. Gabor was also the gold medalist in the 200m and in the 1600m relay at the 2014 PAC Indoor Championship. Gabor, an All-PAC First Team honoree in Outdoor T&F in 2012 and 2013, was named the PAC T&F Championship MVP in 2012. Gabor holds five school records and was the high point scorer on two PAC Championship T&F teams. Gabor, a chemistry major, was a three-year SAAC representative and also represented Westminster at the PAC SAAC banquet. Gabor volunteered for Special Olympics bowling and was a recipient for an exceptional leadership scholarship.

The WESPY award, given for the top single-event athletic performance by a Titan male and female student-athlete, was voted on by the entire campus community via e-mail ballot.

The men's WESPY went to junior swimmer Steven Brooks (Boardman, OH / Boardman). At the PAC championship meet, Brooks was the overall high point scorer to win the Meet MVP, the PAC Swimmer of the Year award, and was All-PAC 1st Team.  He won seven gold medals (four individual and three relay) at the meet and set new school records in both the 100 and 200 backstroke events.  He also qualified in two events for the NCAA D-III National Championship Meet.

For the second-straight year, the women's WESPY went to track and field sophomore Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg). Kalsey finished in second place at the NCAA D-III Indoor Track & Field Championships to earn her third track & field All-American citation. She cleared 3.95 meters (12' 11 ½"), just .05 meters off her school record and personal best.  Her second place performance is the highest finish in Westminster history by any track & field athlete, male or female, in national competition. 

The Senior Scholar Athlete awards are given annually to the graduating senior male and female student-athletes with the highest cumulative grade-point averages. The men's award went to baseball senior Nick Reinthaler (Canfield, OH / Canfield) and the women's award went to volleyball senior Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Lebanon).

The following is a list of all other awards presented at Tuesday's ceremony:

WESPY AWARDS:
Honorary Titan Award - Cliff Yonata
Unsung Hero of the Year- (W)-Haley Casuccio, Soccer, (M)-Kory Gribbin, Football
Rookie of the Year-  (W)-Cassidy Shepherd, Track & Field, (M)-Dan Pletz, Swim& Dive
Two-Sport Athlete of the Year- (W)-Shelby Brown, Basketball and Softball, (M)-Anthony Thomas, Basketball and Track & Field
Comeback Athlete of the Year- (W)-Courtney Zitt, Basketball, (M)-David Wright, Football        Team Comeback of the Year-(W)-Softball vs. Thiel, (M)-Football vs. Bethany
Team Performance of the Year-(W)-Tennis, (M)-Track & Field
                                                                                                     
TEAM MVPs:
BASEBALL-John Jones                                   
BASKETBALL (W)-Gabby Holko                                 
BASKETBALL (M)-Anthony Thomas                         
C. COUNTRY (W)-Jenny Jones                    
C. COUNTRY (M)-Aaron Sutton                                
FOOTBALL-Dak Britt                                                       
GOLF (W)-Morgan Pierce                            
GOLF (M)-Ross Montanti                                              
SOCCER (W)-Jordan Steele                                           
SOCCER (M)-Ethan McCarthy                     
SOFTBALL- Lauren Stoczynski                                       
SWIMMING (W)-Erin Erdley                                       
SWIMMING (M)-Alan Nedley                    
TENNIS (W)-Caitie Hosler                                             
TENNIS (M)-Troy Abbott                                             
TRACK Indoor (W)-Haley Gabor               
TRACK Indoor (M)-Jason Frawley                            
TRACK Outdoor (W)-Haley Gabor                            
TRACK Outdoor (M)-Jason Frawley
VOLLEYBALL-Megan Romocean

Faculty members that were recognized for their support of Titan student-athletes inside and outside the classroom:                                                                        
-Dr. Andrew Ade, English.
-Dr. Helen Boylan-Furnari, Chemistry.
-Mr. Jesse Ligo, Business Administration.
-Dr. Robin Lind, Music.
-Dr. Sararose Lynch, Education.
-Dr. Kristenne Robison, Sociology

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.

Women's Golf: Titans Place Third at PAC Championships

Saturday, April 26, 2014

BELLE VERNON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's golf team placed third at the 2014 PAC Championships following a 776 (395-381) at the two-day Spring Championships, hosted by the Cedarbrook Golf Club.

Titan junior Morgan Pierce (Fredonia, PA / Reynolds) earned All-PAC First Team honors, the first of her career, after she tied for fourth with a 182 (92-90); marking the highest finish for the Titan women at the Championships since Pam Bonneau placed third in 2011.

Earning All-PAC Honorable Mention for the Titans were sophomore Carly Boughner (Cooperstown, PA / Rocky Grove) (193/100-93) who placed 12th overall and junior Keri Hamilton (Coudersport, PA / Coudersport) (196/100-96) who tied for 13th.

The PAC Championship format features four rounds of competition -- two in the fall and two in the spring. Each of the four rounds count towards the team championship and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championships, while Conference Player of the Year and individual All-PAC honors are determined exclusively by scores at the 36-hole PAC Spring Championship.
 
The Titans totaled 1,523 (378-369-395-381). Grove City won with a 1,469 (748 at the Springs Championship), followed by Saint Vincent 1,500. Washington & Jefferson finished in fourth with a 1,524. Thiel finished fifth with a 1,650, with Waynesburg in sixth with a 1,834 and Thomas More in seventh with a 2,056.

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.

Women's Golf: Titans Place Fourth at Grove City Invite

Monday, April 14, 2014

GROVE CITY, Pa. - The Westminster College women's golf team placed fourth at the Grove City Spring Invitational on Monday. The Titans scored a team score of 418.

Clarion won the event with a team score of 376. Karina Palmberg from Point Park was the medalist with an 84 (43-41).

Junior Morgan Pierce (Fredonia, PA / Reynolds) led Westminster with a 100 (53-47) for a tie for 14th-place. Sophomore Carly Boughner (Cooperstown, PA / Rocky Grove) followed with a 103 (51-52). Rounding out the scorers for the Titans were senior Jenna Huston (Beaver Falls, PA / Blackhawk) (104/52-52) and junior Keri Hamilton (Coudersport, PA / Coudersport) (111/58-53).

Westminster will next compete at the PAC Championships starting on Friday, April 25 at 1 p.m. at the Cedarbrook Golf Club in Belle Vernon, 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.

Women's Golf: Titans Host Invitational

Saturday, April 12, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's golf team hosted its invitational at the New Castle Country Club on Saturday. The Titans placed sixth with a team score of 421.

Grove City won with a score of 387, after winning the scorecard tie-breaker with Point Park. Karina Palmberg from Point Park was the medalist with an 82 (40-42).

Titan junior Morgan Pierce (Fredonia, PA / Reynolds) carded a team-best 98 (49-49) for ninth place. Also scoring in the top-15 for Westminster was senior Jenna Huston (Beaver Falls, PA / Blackhawk) who scored a 100 (48-52) for a tie for 11th.

Westminster will play at Grove City for its final regular season competition on Monday with a start of 1 p.m.

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.

Westminster Prepares for NCAA's Third Division III Week

Sunday, April 6, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster will be joining nearly 450 other NCAA Division III institutions to celebrate Division III Week this week, April 7-13. This is the third year that a week has been set aside by the NCAA to recognize those member institutions whose intercollegiate athletic programs compete in D-III. 

Division III Week provides each school and conference with the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the well-rounded collegiate experience enjoyed by the Division III student-athlete. The event is part of Division III's Identity Initiative, which was introduced in 2010 to sharpen the division's identity and to enable schools and conferences to more effectively explain why they prefer to compete in Division III. The initiative has been guided by a strategic-positioning platform, describing Division III as a place where student-athletes can "follow your passions and develop your potential," within an approach that combines rigorous academics, competitive sports and an opportunity to pursue other interests.

Here is a list of DIII Week activities on Westminster's campus:
April 7-11: Division III Trivia Contest
April 10: Recognition luncheon for student-athletes honored on Fall 2013 PAC Academic Honor Roll.
April 11: Ninth annual SAAC Field Day for Wilmington fourth grade students; lunch and t-shirts provided.
April 12: Hosting annual Special Olympics Basketball Tournament; this is the third year for Westminster
to host this event in which Titan SAAC representatives and their teammates volunteer as referees and coaches for a tournament organized by Lawrence County Special Olympics; Student-Athlete Appreciation Day - This is the fifth year for this event which involves a picnic lunch at the Field House for Westminster student-athletes; Lawrence County Special Olympics athletes and coaches are also invited to attend.

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.

Women's Golf: Titans Compete at Thiel in Spring Opener

Saturday, April 5, 2014

GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Westminster College women's golf team competed at Thiel in its Spring opener on Saturday. The Titans placed fourth out of seven schools with a score of 423.

Titan sophomore Carly Boughner (Cooperstown, PA / Rocky Grove) led Westminster as she tied for 10th with a score of 102 (50-52). Junior Morgan Pierce (Fredonia, PA / Reynolds) finished next for the Titans with a 15th-place finish as she carded a 104 (53-51).

Rounding out the Titan scorers were junior Jordan McGee (Punxsutawney, PA / Punxsutawney) (107) and senior Jenna Huston (Beaver Falls, PA / Blackhawk) (110).

Westminster will be back on the links Thursday as it competes at Saint Vincent at 1 p.m., followed by its invitational at the New Castle Country Club on Saturday.

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.

Women's Golf: Saturday's Grove City Invitational Canceled

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

GROVE CITY, Pa. - The Westminster College women's golf team has announced that the Grove City Invitational scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m. has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The Titans' next scheduled event is at Thiel on Saturday, April 5, at 1 p.m.

Women's Golf: Titans Conclude Fall Season with Win at Thiel

Sunday, October 6, 2013

HERMITAGE, Pa. - The Westminster College women's golf team won in a dual match at Thiel on Sunday. The Titans won 394-408 in Westminster's fall finale.

Titan senior Rachel Sherman (North East, PA / North East) was the medalist with a 94.

Titan junior Morgan Pierce (Fredonia, PA / Reynolds) and sophomore Carly Boughner (Cooperstown, PA / Rocky Grove) both carded a 99. Rounding out the scorers for Westminster was junior Jordan McGee (Punxsutawney, PA / Punxsutawney) with a 100.

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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