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FIVE FROM PAC NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT (5/18/12)
Five PAC student-athletes (three men, two women) have been selected to the 2011-12 Capital One Academic All-District IV Division III At-Large teams, released today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). On the men's side, Grove City junior tennis standout Caleb Fuller (3.93 GPA, economics) and junior swimmer Eric Fairchild (3.73 GPA, mathematics) were both honored along with W&J sophomore wrestler Josh Etzel (3.62 GPA, chemistry). GCC posted both PAC reps on the women's squad: senior tennis player Megan Bennett (3.98 GPA, finance) and junior swimmer Angela Palumbo (3.71 GPA, mathematics). All five All-District awardees now move to the Academic All-America ballot.

 

LONG NAMED PAC SAAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE (3/15/12)
The PAC has announced that senior swimmer Kreighton Long of Saint Vincent College has been named Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Scholar-Athlete of the Month for March 2012.

 

THREE TEAMS EARN CSCAA ACADEMIC HONORS (3/6/12)
Three PAC men's swimming & diving teams have been honored as All-Academic teams by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for the Fall 2011 semester. To earn CSCAA All-Academic Team laurels, the average grade-point average for all team members must be 3.0 or higher. Saint Vincent (3.3 GPA), Washington & Jefferson (3.1) and Westminster (3.08) were honored on the men's side.

 

2011-12 ALL-PAC SWIM/DIVE TEAMS RELEASED (2/22/12)
The 2011-12 All-PAC Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving teams have been released. The teams are selected via a formula based on their individual and relay finishes at the 2012 PAC Swimming & Diving Championships at Grove City College on Feb. 15-18, 2012.

 

GROVE CITY SWEEPS 2012 PAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (2/18/12)

Grove City College continued its recent domination at the 2012 PAC Swimming & Diving Championships, taking place as part of the James E. Longnecker Invitational in Grove City, Pa. The Wolverine men posted their fifth consecutive league crown, as the Wolverines finished with 850 points to top second place Westminster (711), while the GCC women recorded their fourth straight conference title with 933 points, well ahead of the second place Titans (665.5 points). Year-end swimming MVP awards went to seniors Ben Bowser of Grove City and Caitlin Lehberger of Westminster, while Wolverine mentor Dave Fritz swept the PAC Men's & Women's Coach of the Year honors. Washington & Jefferson swept PAC Diving recognition, with seniors Bethany Haver and Justin Wiefenbach garnering MVP awards and Vic Galati sweeping Coach of the Year laurels for both men and women. Complete results from the three-day invitational are now online, along with a breakdown of PAC top three finishers.

 

GROVE CITY MAINTAINS TEAM LEADS AFTER DAY TWO OF 2012 PAC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (2/17/12)

Defending PAC champion Grove City remains in first place in both the men's and women's standings following the second full day of competition at the 2012 PAC Swimming & Diving Championships, taking place as part of the James E. Longnecker Invitational in Grove City, Pa. The Wolverine men finished Friday with 542 points to maintain their lead over second place Westminster (472), while the GCC women are also in first place with 611 points, well ahead of Westminster, which moved into second place with 428.5 points. Complete Friday results are now online, along with a breakdown of PAC top three finishers. Final day action on Saturday begins with preliminary rounds beginning at 10 a.m., followed by the finals at 5:30 p.m. Live results and a live video webcast are available at the invitational site.

 

GROVE CITY WOLVERINES TAKE DAY ONE TEAM LEAD AT 2012 PAC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (2/16/12)

Defending PAC champion Grove City has taken the team lead in both the men's and women's standings following the first day of competition at the 2012 PAC Swimming & Diving Championships, taking place as part of the James E. Longnecker Invitational in Grove City, Pa. The Wolverine men finished Thursday with 249 points to build a comfortable lead over second place Westminster (186), while the GCC women are also in first place with 268 points, outdistancing second-place Washington & Jefferson (216). Complete Thursday results are now online, along with a breakdown of PAC top three finishers.

 

GROVE CITY TO HOST PAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (2/14/12)
The 2012 Presidentsí Athletic Conference (PAC) Swimming & Diving Championships will take place at the James E. Longnecker Competition Pool on the campus of Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., this Wednesday-Saturday, February 15-18, 2012. The championship is part of the 2012 Grove City Longnecker Invitational, an 11-school event that includes both the PAC Championships (six schools) as well as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Championships (five schools). The championships begin on Wednesday evening (Feb. 15) with diving preliminaries beginning at 7:30 p.m. On both Thursday and Friday (Feb. 16-17), preliminary rounds will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the consolation and championship finals beginning at 6 p.m. On Saturday (Feb. 18), the preliminary rounds will again begin at 10 a.m., followed by the consolation and championship finals beginning at 5:30 p.m. Grove City is the three-time defending champion for both men's & women's swimming & diving in the PAC. For the third consecutive year, the PAC Swimming & Diving Championships will be broadcast live via video webcast. Links to the free video webcast, as well as for live results and for the invitational psych sheet, will be available here on the PAC website and the Longnecker Invitational website at www.gccinvitational.com. Admission to the PAC Championship/ Longnecker Invitational is $6 for finals, $4 for preliminaries and $4 for heat sheets. No conference passes are accepted at PAC Championship events.

 

ORSTEIN EARNS 400TH COACHING WIN AT W&J (1/28/12)
With a pair of non-conference victories over Hiram on Jan. 28, Washington & Jefferson head swimming & diving coach Mike Orstein earned his 400th victory as head coach of the President program. Orstein, currently in his 24th season with the Presidents, now boasts a 400-160-1 dual-meet record as the W&J head coach.  Overall, he owns a 460-185-2 record as a college head coach (28 years). 

 

2011-12 PAC SWIMMING & DIVING PREVIEW (10/28/11)

Bethany's newly appointed swimming & diving head coach David Dow will be looking onward with only five returners from last season. Dave Fritz will lead the Grove City men who feature eight seniors, including four who have earned NCAA All-America honors during their career. W&J head coach Mike Orstein enters his 25th season on the pool deck this year and is 14 wins shy of 400 for his career at the college. He will be once again joined by PAC Menís and Womenís Diving Coach of the Year Vic Galati. Rob Klamut will look to lead Westminster with his men's team returning all six first-team All-PAC swimmers from last year. The complete 2011-12 swimming & diving preview is now available online.
 

WC'S KLAMUT NAMED NCAA COMMITTEE CHAIR (9/1/11)

Westminster College men's and women's swimming head coach Rob Klamut was appointed chairman of the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Rules Committee at the group's meeting held June 22 in Indianapolis. Klamut's term as chairman begins Sept. 1 and will end Aug. 31, 2012, which will conclude his three-and-a-half-year term as a committee member.

 

SEVEN TEAMS EARN CSCAA ACADEMIC HONORS (7/26/11)
Seven PAC swimming & diving programs (Grove City/W&J/ Westminster men & women and Saint Vincent women) have earned Team Scholar Awards (3.0 team GPA or higher) for the Spring 2011 semester by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).

 

BETHANY NAMES DAVID DOW HEAD COACH (6/4/11)
David Dow
has been selected as the new head menís and womenís swimming and diving coach at Bethany College. Dow, who replaces John McGowan leading the Bison programs, was most recently an assistant coach at NCAA Division III Cortland State (NY). During his tenure on the coaching staff, the Red Dragon menís team went 28-5 in dual meets and finished in second place in the SUNYAC twice, while the women were 21-7 rand finished second at the SUNYAC meet in 2010 and third this past winter. Dow holds both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Cortland.

 

PAC AWARDS WINTER SPORTSMANSHIP HONORS (3/3/11)The Presidentsí Athletic Conference (PAC) has announced the 2010-11 Winter PAC Team Sportsmanship Award winners. The PAC Team Sportsmanship Award was started in the 2008-09 sports season, and is an effort to recognize and encourage positive sportsmanship among conference teams. The award is sponsored by the PAC Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).
 

2010-11 ALL-PAC TEAMS RELEASED (2/23/11)
The 2010-11 All-PAC Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving teams have been released. The teams are selected via a formula based on their individual and relay finishes at the 2011 PAC Swimming & Diving Championships at Grove City College on Feb. 16-19, 2011.

 

GROVE CITY SWEEPS 2011 PAC SWIM/DIVE TITLES (2/19/11)
The Grove City Wolverines captured both the men's and women's team titles at the three-day 2011 PAC Swimming & Diving Championships, hosted by the Wolverines as part of the 2011 Longnecker Invitational in Grove City, Pa. The GCC men finished with 948 points, comfortably ahead of second place Westminster (654), while the Wolverine women recorded 888 points to easily outdistance second place Washington & Jefferson (652). It was the fourth consecutive PAC title for the GCC men and the third straight team crown for the Wolverine women. Grove City junior Ben Bowser and sophomore Kait Riesmeyer swept the PAC Swimming MVP honors, while league diving laurels went to the W&J junior duo of Justin Weifenbach and Bethany Haver. GCC mentor Dave Fritz swept the PAC Swimming Coach of the Year awards for men and women, while Vic Galati of W&J was the PAC Men's & Women's Diving Coach of the Year. Complete invitational results for all three days are now online.

 

HOST GROVE CITY TAKES LEAD IN TEAM STANDINGS AFTER FIRST DAY OF 2011 PAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (2/17/11)
The Grove City Wolverines are in first place in both the men's and women's team standings after the first day of competition at the three-day 2011 PAC Swimming & Diving Championships, hosted by the Wolverines as part of the 2011 Longnecker Invitational in Grove City, Pa. The GCC men recorded 262 points on day one to put them comfortably ahead of second place Westminster (193), while the Wolverine women tallied 275 points to top second place Washington & Jefferson (202). Complete day one individual results are now online. Preliminary rounds on Friday begin at 10 a.m., followed by consolation and championship finals beginning at 6 p.m. Admission costs are $5 for finals and $3 for prelims, while live results and a free live video webcast are available via the invitational website.

 

GROVE CITY TO HOST 2011 PAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (2/15/11)

The 2011 Presidentsí Athletic Conference (PAC) Swimming & Diving Championships will take place at the James E. Longnecker Competition Pool on the campus of Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., this Wednesday-Saturday, February 16-19, 2011. The championship is part of the 2011 Grove City Longnecker Invitational, a 10-school event that includes both the PAC Championships (six schools) as well as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Championships (four schools). The championships begin on Wednesday evening (Feb. 16) with diving preliminaries beginning at 7:30 p.m. On both Thursday and Friday (Feb. 17-18), preliminary rounds will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the consolation and championship finals beginning at 6 p.m. On Saturday (Feb. 19), the preliminary rounds will again begin at 10 a.m., followed by the consolation and championship finals beginning at 5:30 p.m. Grove City is the two-time defending champion for both men's & women's swimming & diving in the PAC. For the third consecutive year, the PAC Swimming & Diving Championships will be broadcast live via video webcast. Links to the free video webcast, as well as for live results and for the invitational psych sheet, are available on the PAC website at www.pacathletics.org and the Longnecker Invitational website at www.gccinvitational.com. Admission to the PAC Championship Longnecker Invitational contests is $5 for finals, $3 for preliminaries and $4 for heat sheets. No conference passes are accepted at PAC Championship events.
 

SVC'S KREJDOVSKY NAMED TOP PAC SAAC S-A (1/19/11)
Senior swimmer Zack Krejdovsky of Saint Vincent College has been named PAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for January 2011.

ALBERTSON NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN (6/9/10)
Recent Grove City College graduate Richard Albertson earned Third Team College Division At-Large Academic All-America honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and ESPN The Magazine this week. A four-year letterwinner in the butterfly and backstroke, Albertson helped the Grove City men's swimming and diving team capture its third consecutive PAC title this season. he helped GCC to a 49-8 dual-meet record during his career. In the classroom, Albertson earned a 3.92 cumulative grade-point average while earning a bachelor of science degree in molecular biology. Albertson is Grove City's 14th Academic All-American since 2002.

 

PAC CLOSES 2010 NCAA D-III CHAMPIONSHIPS (3/20/10)
The 2010 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships came to a close at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis tonight, with swimmers from both Grove City and Westminster again posting All-America performances. For the Wolverines, the Grove City 400 freestyle relay team placed fifth in 3:28.09 to garner All-America recognition. They were joined by the Westminster duo of sophomore Caitlin Lehberger and senior Ben Gutmann, who finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 200 breaststroke to also clinch NCAA All-America recognition. Earning CSCAA All-America status on the final night with Top 16 performances were junior Courtney Herdt (13th, 200 breast) of Westminster and freshman Angela Palumbo (15th, 100 free) of Grove City. In team competition, the Wolverine women placed 11th overall with 86 points, while Westminster was 21st with 57 points. The Titan men finished in 35th place overall with 16.5 points.

 

WC'S LEHBERGER PLACES FOURTH IN 100 BREAST; GCC 800 FREE RELAY PLACES 5TH ON DAY 3 OF NCAAs  (3/19/10)
The All-America honors continued to roll in for PAC swimmers on the third day of competition at the four-day NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, taking place at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn. Westminster sophomore Caitlin Lehberger earned her second NCAA All-America laurel in as many events by placing fourth in the 100 breaststroke in a school-record time of 1:03.79. Joining her in earning NCAA All-America status was the Grove City 800 freestyle relay team, which finished fifth overall in 7:30.03. In addition, Titan junior Courtney Herdt, WC senior Ben Gutmann and GCC freshman Kaitlin Riesmeyer all earned CSCAA All-America recognition with Top 16 individual finishes. The Grove City and Westminster Day 3 recap articles are now online with complete information.

 

GCC RELAY HIGHLIGHTS DAY TWO OF NCAA MEET (3/18/10)
The Grove City women's swimming and diving team produced several outstanding efforts Thursday night in the second day of action at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Minnesota. Grove City's 200 free relay squad earned All-America honors by placing seventh overall. The team of freshman Jenny Ryan, junior Lauren Baur, junior Sarah Page and freshman Angela Palumbo posted a school-record time of 1:35.35. Ryan's leadoff time of 24.04 is also the fastest 50-yard free time in program history. All three Westminster swimmers were off Thursday and return to action on Friday. The Grove City Day 2 recap is now online.

 

WC'S LEHBERGER, GCC RELAY TEAM EARN ALL-AMERICA HONORS ON DAY 1 OF 2010 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS (3/17/10)
The first day of the 2010 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving National Championships in Minneapolis is in the books, with Westminster sophomore Caitlin Lehberger and the Grove City women's 200 medley relay team each earning All-America recognition. Lehberger placed fourth in the 200 individual medley with a school-record time of 2:04.15 to become the first-ever NCAA All-American for the Titans, and the first All-American women's swimmer overall at the school since 1993. The GCC women's 200 medley relay team, consisting of freshmen Jenny Ryan, Angela Palumbo, and Kaitlin Riesmeyer and junior Sarah Page placed 16th in that event with a time of 1:48.51 to earn CSCAA All-America recognition. Several other PAC swimmers competed on day one, with complete Grove City and Westminster recaps now online.

 

NINE QUALIFY FOR 2010 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS (3/8/10)
Nine PAC swimming standouts, including six from PAC champion Grove City and three from Westminster, have qualified for and will compete in the 2010 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, to be held March 17-20 in Minneapolis, Minn. For the Wolverines, juniors Lauren Baur and Sarah Page, sophomore Jenna Richert, and freshmen Angela Palumbo, Kaitlin Riesmeyer  and Jenny Ryan will represent Grove City at the 2010 Championships. Grove City's 200 and 800 free relay squads both received invitations to the NCAA Championships. Because those two units received invitations, the participating members can also compete in events in which they provisionally qualified. For Westminster, junior Courtney Herdt of the women's team was the one Titan swimmer who made the cut with a provisional qualifying time, joining senior Ben Gutmann of the men's team and sophomore Caitlin Lehberger of the women's team who already had their tickets punched with automatic qualifying times.

 

2010 ALL-PAC TEAMS RELEASED (2/24/10)
The PAC has released the 2010 Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving All-Conference Teams. The All-PAC honors are awarded based on the cumulative individual results at the 2010 PAC Swimming & Diving Championships, held at Grove City College on Feb. 18-20.

 

GROVE CITY SWEEPS 2010 PAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (2/20/10)
The Grove City Wolverines swept the men's and women's team titles following the final day of competition at the three-day 2010 PAC Swimming & Diving Championships, hosted by the Wolverines at the Longnecker Competition Pool in Grove City, Pa., as part of the 2010 Grove City College (GCC) Invitational. The Wolverine men finished with 963.5 points to capture their third consecutive PAC title, easily outdistancing second-place Westminster (734.5). The GCC women posted 862.5 points for their second straight PAC crown, with Westminster (674.5) again in second. Award winners and top three finishers in each event are listed in the PAC meet recap. Complete invitational day one, day two and day three results and well as composite invitational results are now online.

 

GROVE CITY MEN & WOMEN BOTH HOLD TEAM LEADS AFTER SECOND DAY OF 2010 PAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (2/19/10)
The defending PAC champion Grove City Wolverines lead the men's and women's team standings following day two of the three-day 2010 PAC Swimming & Diving Championships. The championship is taking place at the Longnecker Competition Pool on the campus of Grove City in Grove City, Pa., on Friday, February 19, as part of the 2010 Grove City College (GCC) Invitational. The Wolverine men finished day two with 634 points and hold a comfortable lead over second place Westminster (466). After ending day one in third place in team competition, the GCC women moved into first place with 532 points, narrowly ahead of both Westminster (470.5) and Washington & Jefferson (436.5). The final day of action takes place on Saturday (Feb. 20), with preliminary rounds beginning at 10 a.m. and finals starting at 5:30 p.m. A free live video webcast of the event and live results are available at the Grove City Invitational Web site. Complete invitational day one results and day two results are now online.

 

GROVE CITY MEN, W&J WOMEN LEAD AFTER FIRST DAY OF 2010 PAC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (2/18/10)
The first day of competition at the three-day 2010 PAC Swimming & Diving Championships took place at the Longnecker Competition Pool on the campus of Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., on Thursday, February 18, as part of the 2010 Grove City College (GCC) Invitational. After the opening day, the host Wolverines lead the men's race with 299 points, ahead of second-place Westminster (204). In women's competition, Washington & Jefferson narrowly leads a close three-team race with 218.5 points, just in front of Westminster (200) and Grove City (186). Day two action takes place on Friday (Feb. 19), with preliminary rounds beginning at 10 a.m. and finals starting at 6 p.m.

 

SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Wednesday-Saturday, February 15-18, 2012
2012 PAC Swimming & Diving Championships
James E. Longnecker Pool

Grove City College - Grove City, Pa.
Final Team Standings (Day 3 of 3)  - Results

1. Grove City - 850

2. Westminster - 711

3. Wash. & Jeff. - 451

4. Saint Vincent - 295

5. Bethany - 0

 

October 31

Ben Bowser, Grove City

November 7
Clay Beckner
, Grove City


November 14
Jake Meyers
, Wash. & Jeff.


November 21

Mike Barringer, Westminster


December 5

Joe Woodman, Saint Vincent


December 12

Ben Bowser, Grove City


January 9

Jonathan Weeks, Wash. & Jeff.


January 17

Nick Hamilton, Grove City

 

January 23

Michael Boutwell, Wash. & Jeff.

 

January 30

Nick Hamilton, Grove City

 

February 6

Kirk Gagliardo, Grove City