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High Fives: Jan. 12 – Jan. 18

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Sophomore Jason Pilarski (Men's Basketball) scored a season- and game-high 14 points, helping Westminster top Geneva for its first PAC victory of the season.

#2 - Senior Allison Borts (Women's Basketball) averaged a double-double in a three-game span as she averaged team-highs of 20.0 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per contest, helping the Titans win two of three PAC contests.

#3 - Junior Matt Baurle (Men's Swimming & Diving) swept the breaststrokes as he won the 100 (58.50) and the 200 (2:10.07) at Carnegie Mellon. Baurle also teamed up with senior Steven Brooks, junior Austin Karper, and freshman Brad Kolesar for a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:36.61).

#4 - Freshman Adam Fiorentino (Men's Indoor Track & Field) achieved a personal-record with a 12th-place mark of 12.14 meters in the weight throw in the Al Hall Freedom Games hosted by Edinboro University.

#5 - Junior Kelsey Reott (Women's Swimming & Diving) placed third in the 200 backstroke (2:13.60) at Carnegie Mellon.

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High Fives: Jan. 5 – Jan. 11

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Senior Rebecca Mobley (Women's Swimming & Diving) won two individual events and was a member of two winning relays, helping the Titans post wins over Occidental and Lewis & Clark in Los Angeles last Tuesday to run their dual meet record to 7-1. She won the 50 butterfly (27.72) while also touching first in the 100 butterfly (1:01.79) and competed on Westminster's meet-clinching 200 freestyle relay (1:42.91). She also swam on the winning 200 medley relay (1:54.57).

#2 - Junior Nick Fiorentino (Men's Indoor Track & Field) placed first in the weight throw at the Oberlin Invitational as he set a new personal-record of 13.78 meters, over a meter farther than his previous best.

#3 - Freshman Mitch Stahara (Men's Swimming & Diving) won two individual events and was part of a winning relay, helping the Titans win over Occidental and Lewis & Clark and extending Westminster's dual meet record to 7-0. He won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:47.49 and the 500 freestyle at 4:54.41. He was also part of the 200 freestyle relay team that placed first at 1:31.11.

#4 - Sophomore Keilah Ireland (Women's Indoor Track & Field) won the high jump with a mark of 1.47 meters at the Oberlin Invitational.

#5 - Sophomore Cameron Pozsgai (Men's Basketball) tied a game-high with a career-high 19 points, in the Titans' overtime loss at Grove City. Westminster went 0-2 in two PAC games last week.

Honorable Mention:

-Senior Jenna Grandy (Women's Basketball) led the Titan offense with a career-high 20 points in Westminster's loss at Thiel last week. The Titans went 0-2 in two PAC contests last week.

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High Fives: Dec. 1 – Dec. 7

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Junior Marissa Kalsey (Women's Indoor Track & Field), a two-time NCAA Division III indoor All-American, captured the lone Titan win at Friday's Youngstown State Icebreaker, placing first in the pole vault with a mark 12 feet, five and a half inches (3.80 meters).

#2 - Senior Steven Brooks (Men's Swimming & Diving) set a pair of school records and collected two provisional NCAA cuts at last weekend's Wooster Invitational. He established a new school mark and recorded a NCAA "B" cut time (49.82) with his second-place finish the 100 back, while also breaking the pool, meet and school records with a first-place NCAA "B" cut time of 1:48.59 in the 200 back. Brooks also finished third in the 50 free (20.92) and teamed up with freshmen Mitch Stahara and Brad Kolesar, along with junior Matthew Baurle, for a second-place finish in the 400 medley relay (3:25.69).

#3 - Junior Jake Dindak (Men's Indoor Track & Field) was the fourth leg of the 4x400 meter relay team that placed sixth with a school-record time of 3:30.26 at Friday's Youngstown State Icebreaker. Completing the quartet were junior Anthony Yasko, senior Christian Friday, and sophomore Scott Hughes. Dindak also placed 21st in the 400 meter dash (52.88)

#4 -  First-year Megan Douds (Women's Swimming & Diving) achieved three individual top-5 finishes and was part of a fifth-place relay team at last weekend's Wooster Invitational. Douds placed third in the 100 butterfly (58.46), fifth in the 50 freestyle (24.27), and fifth in the 200 butterfly (2:11.29). Douds also teamed up with sophomore Anne Tillie, junior Sara Peace, and senior Marina Rozick for a fifth-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay (1:38.68).

#5 - Senior Allison Borts (Women's Basketball) led the Titan offense averaging 9.5 points per game and led on the glass averaging 6.5 rebounds per contest in two road games last week.

Honorable Mention:
- Freshman Deontay Scott (Men's Basketball) led the Titan offense with 16.5 points in two road games last week.

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High Fives: Nov. 24 - Nov. 30

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

*Because of the limited amount of games played last week, only four student-athletes were selected.

#1 - Freshman Jarret Vrabel (Men's Basketball) led the Titan offense averaging 15.5 points per game in two contests last week.

#2 - Sophomore Rachel Durbin (Women's Basketball) paced the Titans with 16 points against Hiram.

#3 - Freshman Deontay Scott (Men's Basketball) led on the glass averaging 9.5 rebounds per contest in two games last week.

#4 - Senior Allison Borts (Women's Basketball) led Westminster with a team-high five rebounds on the night against Hiram.

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High Fives: Nov. 10 - Nov. 16

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Charlie Wallander (Men's Basketball) was named on the All-Classic team as he helped the Titans win both of their games in their annual Buzz Ridl Classic. He led the offense averaging a team-high 19.5 points per game, while adding 5.5 rebounds. Wallander also dished out a team-best seven assists.

#2 - Senior Nicholas Smith (Men's Swimming) won three individual events in the Titans' 171-117 win over Wooster. Smith won the 1,000 freestyle (10:29.73), the 200 butterfly (1:59.04), and the 400 individual medley (4:20.81). The Titans remained undefeated at 5-0.

#3 - Titan freshman quarterback Paul Columbo (Football) threw three touchdown passes, while completing 13 of 28 passes for 262 yards in Westminster's 38-3 win over Geneva.

#4 - Senior Allison Borts (Women's Basketball) was named on the All-Tournament team at the Frostburg State Jim Crawley Tournament. She led the Titans averaging 12.0 points per game and also averaged a team-high 9.0 rebounds per contest.

#5 - The Titan women's team won six events versus Wooster, led by sophomore Anne Tillie (Women's Swimming) who had three individual victories. Tillie won the 1,000 freestyle (11:14.18), the 200 freestyle (2:00.91), and the 400 individual medley (4:48.17).

Honorable Mention:

-Westminster sophomore kicker Justin Dahl (Football) added a 25-yard field goal in the first quarter of Westminster's 38-3 win over Geneva. Dahl is tied fourth in Titan history with most field goals in a season with eight.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College 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 379 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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