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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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High Fives: Nov. 3 - Nov. 9

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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

#1 - Freshman quarterback Paul Columbo (Football) tied a career-high with four touchdown passes for a career-high 340 yards, guiding Westminster to a 41-7 win over Grove City. He went 19 for 31 with one interception. Columbo added another score from a school-record 96-yard scamper.

#2 - Junior Matt Baurle (Men's Swimming & Diving) swam to individual victories in the 100 (1:01.67) and 200 (2:17.04) breast in Saturday's victory over Allegheny. He was also triumphant in the 400 medley relay (3:37.64), teaming up with freshman Mitch Stahara (Bethel Park, PA / Bethel Park), senior Steven Brooks (Boardman, OH / Boardman) and freshman Brad Kolesar (West Mifflin, PA / West Mifflin). Westminster improved to 3-0 on the season with the win.

#3 - Junior Kelsey Reott (Women's Swimming & Diving) was victorious in the 200 backstroke (2:14.10) and in the 200 individual medley (2:19.09) in Saturday's victory over Allegheny. She also was part of the 400 medley relay team that won at 4:12.43. Westminster improved to 3-0 on the season with the win.

#4 - First-year goalkeeper Laura Page (Women's Soccer) had seven saves in 110:00 minutes of work in the Titans' 0-0 draw against Grove City in the PAC Semifinals.

#5 - Titan senior Alaura Hanssen (Volleyball) had a match-high 13 kills in the Titans' 3-1 loss to Thiel in the PAC Quarterfinals.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

High Fives: Oct. 27 - Nov. 2

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

#1 - Junior Rebecca Bradnam (Women's Soccer) recorded a hat-trick, the first of her career, in the Titans' 9-1 win over Chatham.

#2 - Freshman quarterback Paul Columbo (Football) threw three touchdown passes, helping Westminster win its second game of the last three contests. Columbo finished the day 14-for-29 with 172 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. He also led the Titans in rushing with 70 yards off 12 carries.

#3 - Senior Steven Brooks (Men's Swimming & Diving) won the 100 freestyle with a time of 49.35 and was also the first leg of the winning 200 medley relay team who touched first at 1:40.90. Sophomore Samuel Angelo, senior Jake Pletz, and freshman Mitch Stahara completed the quartet. The Titan men's team won 160-109 over Bethany College and improved to 3-0 on the season.

#4 - Junior Kelsey Reott (Women's Swimming & Diving) won the 50 freestyle (25.97) and was also the first leg of the winning 200 medley relay team who touched first at 1:55.41. The other members were sophomore Samantha Tower, first-year Megan Douds, and senior Ashley Wyland. The Titan women's team won 152-94 over Bethany College and improved to 3-0 on the season.

#5 - Senior Jenny Jones (Women's Cross Country) finished first for Westminster at the 2014 PAC Championship with a 10th-place time of 24:20.8 for her fourth-straight All-PAC Second Team honor. The Titans finished sixth with 152 points.

Honorable Mention:
- Senior Alaura Hanssen (Volleyball) led the Titan offense with 21 kills, averaging a team-high 3.00 kills per set, in two PAC matches last week. Hanssen added six digs and a block.

- Freshman Todd Jeter (Football) blocked a 35-yard second quarter field goal attempt by Saint Vincent in Saturday's 28-14 Titan road victory. He also added a special teams tackle and posted a pair of interceptions, helping Westminster win its second game of the last three contests.

- Sophomore Matt Slagle (Men's Cross Country) crossed the finish line first for the Titans at 29:04.7 at the 2014 PAC Championship.

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