Saturday, April 27, 2013
GREENVILLE, Pa. - Westminster College head softball coach and Hopewell native Jan Reddinger will be inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, April 28. Sunday's induction banquet will be held at The Fez in Hopewell Township.
The longest tenured and winningest softball coach in Westminster history, Reddinger won her 400th career game with the Titans in 2011. Having won at least 17 games in each of her 16 seasons with the program, Reddinger's teams are contenders every year. Westminster has averaged 23 wins per season with Reddinger as coach, including seven postseason appearances and conference championships in 1997, 1998 and 2005.
Reddinger entered the 2013 season, her 17th with Westminster, boasting a 16-year record of 368-266-2 (.580) with the Titans and a 21-year career mark of 424-327-2 (.564). In 2011, she became the 51st softball coach in NCAA Division III history to reach 400 career wins.
Reddinger and her Titan program were tabbed as the favorites in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) going into the 2013 season after securing the top spot on the conference's Preseason Softball Coaches' Poll. The Titans, currently number one in the league standings, head into Saturday's doubleheader with fifth-place Bethany College (18-18, 9-7 PAC) 20-12 overall and 13-3 in the league.
Reddinger led Westminster to its first PAC title in 2005 while also piloting the team to postseason appearances in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South Championships in both 2005 and 2007. Reddinger was also named PAC Coach of the Year in 2007.
To read more on the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013, check out the article by Jim Equels Jr. of the Beaver County Times.
***Release courtesy of the Presidents' Athletic Conference
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 377 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.