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Men’s Golf: Titans Reign Again, Claim PAC Championship Title

Monday, April 26, 2021

WHEELING, W.Va. - The Westminster College men's golf team won the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship Tournament for the first time in 16 years on Saturday.
 
Westminster fired a team score of 306 (+18) in the final round at the Speidel Jones Course at Oglebay Resort and had a two-day score of 599 (+23) to win the PAC Championship by 22 shots over second-place finisher, W&J. Westminster's two-day score ties the lowest two-day total in program history and is the team's best two-day score at the PAC Championship Tournament all-time.
 
All five Titans received All-PAC recognition for their performances, including three All-PAC First Team recipients, led by junior Michael Bell (Canonsburg, PA / Peters Township) who finished runner-up in the individual standings with a two-day total of 148 (69, 79). Bell earned his second-straight first team citation (third overall) and his second-straight runner-up finish at the PAC Tournament. Graduate transfer Brendan Shaughnessy (Canonsburg, PA / Bishop Canevin) fired the lowest round of the day with a two-under par round of 70, accumulating a two-day total of 149 (79, 70) to finish solo-third. Shaughnessy earned his fourth All-PAC honor and his second-straight first team mark. Senior Jonny Stuckert (Pittsburgh, PA / North Hills) earned All-PAC First Team status for the first time (second all-conference honor overall) after finishing tied for fourth with a two-day total of 151 (72, 79).
 
Sophomores Sam Napper (Mt Pleasant, PA / Mt Pleasant) and Calen Cummins (Allison Park, PA / Hampton) each were named to the All-PAC Second Team. Napper earned all-conference honors for the first time after tying for sixth place with a two-day score of 154 (75, 79). Cummins finished one shot behind Napper with a two-day total of 155 (77, 78), good enough for solo-eighth. Cummins earned his second-straight all-conference honor.
 
To top off the individual awards, Head Coach Matt Torrence earned PAC Coach of the Year honors for the first time at the helm of the men's team.
 
The field for this year's Division III Men's Golf Championships is scheduled to be announced Wednesday, May 5. The Division III Championships are scheduled for Tuesday-Friday, May 11-14 and will be contested at the Oglebay Golf Course in Wheeling, W.Va. Championship rounds will be played at the Speidel Golf Club on the Arnold Palmer Course and the Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Course.

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Football: Titans Win Program’s First PAC Championship

Saturday, April 24, 2021

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Westminster football team won their first-ever Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championship with a 27-20 win over Washington & Jefferson at home Friday night.

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Westminster's Wellness Center director earns national nursing award

Friday, April 23, 2021

Melissa Baron, director of Westminster College’s student health care facility, has earned the American College Health Association’s (ACHA) Ollie B. Moten Award.

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Westminster professor chosen as inaugural author to blog exploring DEI efforts in higher education

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Dr. Diana Ortiz, associate professor of biology at Westminster College, has been selected as one of the first contributors to a National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported blog that explores ways educators can create systemic change that advances diversity.

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Westminster College Jazz Ensemble to livestream spring concert

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The Westminster College Jazz Ensemble will livestream their final concert of the year at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25.

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URAC Presenter: Researching individualized instuctional strategies

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Ashley Russell, one of the eight select podium presenters to be featured at this year’s Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration (URAC) on Wednesday, April 21, will discuss her senior project, ““How Can Teachers Individualize Intensive Reading Interventions to Ensure Successful Outcomes?”

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URAC Presenter: Senior neuroscience major examines common communication practice

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tyler Snodgrass, one of the eight select podium presenters to be featured at this year’s Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration (URAC) on Wednesday, April 21, will discuss his senior capstone project, “The Effects of Social Antecedents of Bulls--- on Bulls--- Detection.”

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URAC Presenter: Senior studies mortality, morbidity rates of Central American women

Monday, April 19, 2021

Zoe Cable, one of the eight select podium presenters to be featured at this year’s Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration (URAC) on Wednesday, April 21, will discuss her senior capstone project, “Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in Relation to the Economic and Social Status of Women in Central America.”

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Women’s Golf: Titans Claim Third-Straight PAC Championship Title

Monday, April 19, 2021

VIENNA, Ohio - The Westminster College women's golf team won the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship Tournament for the third year in a row on Monday.
 
Westminster fired a team score of 347 (+59) in the final round at Squaw Creek and had a two-day score of 671 (+99) to win the PAC Championship by 98 shots over second-place finisher, Geneva College. Westminster's three-straight team titles are the most consecutive PAC championships in program history.
 
All five Titans received All-PAC recognition for their performances, including three All-PAC First Team recipients, sophomores Kasey Clifford (Longport, NJ / Ocean City) and Erika Hoover (New Castle, PA / Wilmington Area) and first-year Sierra Richard (Beaver Falls, PA / Blackhawk). Clifford, Richard and Hoover placed first, second and third respectively in the individual standings, marking the first time in program history the Titans have taken the top three spots on the PAC Championship leaderboard.

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URAC Presenter: Hering explores Langston Hughes' jazz poetry

Friday, April 16, 2021

Timothy Hering, one of the eight select podium presenters to be featured at this year’s Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration (URAC) on Wednesday, April 21, will discuss his senior honors capstone project, “Jammin’ with Langston Hughes: A Symphony of Truth in Black America.”

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