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PALUMBO NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN (6/7/12)

Grove City College junior swimmer Angela Palumbo earned Capital One/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Division III Academic All-America Second Team honors, which is her first All-America citation. Palumbo is the most-decorated female student-athlete in Grove City College history, having earned 15 career All-America citations at the NCAA Division III Championships. A mathematics major, Palumbo owns a 3.71 GPA.

 

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.

 

CHATHAM TABS SWIM COACH SHEETS AS SWA (5/9/12)
Chatham University Head Swimming & Diving Coach Christina ďTillyĒ Sheets will add to her responsibilities by assuming the Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) status effective immediately. Sheets, a 28-time NCAA All-American and five-time national champion swimmer at Clarion University (1996-99), has served as Chathamís head coach since March 2012.

 

PAC STUDENT-ATHLETES CONTINUE TO RACK UP A-A TITLES ON DAY 4 OF 2012 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP (3/23/12)
The PAC concluded the fourth and final day of the 2012 NCAA Division III Women's Swimming & Diving Championships, taking place March 21-24 in Indianapolis, Ind., with four additional All-America performances to give conference student-athletes a total of 13 All-America performances at the meet. For the second consecutive day, Westminster senior Caitlin Lehberger narrowly missed capturing a national title, as she placed second in the nation in the 200 breaststroke in 2:15.86, just behind Stevens Tech freshman Brittany Goyer, who touched first in 2:15.55. With the performance, Lehberger closed her collegiate career with her ninth All-America honor. Also wrapping up her college career with an outstanding performance was W&J senior Bethany Haver, who placed eighth in the 3-meter competition (442.15) to earn her fourth NCAA A-A title in two years for the Presidents. The Grove City 400 freestyle relay team also earned NCAA D-III All-America laurels with a sixth-place finish in 3:27.43, while GCC junior Angela Palumbo added her third individual A-A honor of 2012 and the 14th overall of her career with a 15th-place finish in the 100 freestyle (51.87). Her Wolverine teammate Jenny Ryan also competed in the 100 free Saturday, placing 26th (52.24). In team competition, Grove City finished in 10th place overall with 101 points, while Westminster was 17th with 47 points and Washington & Jefferson was 23rd with 26 points. Complete individual and relay results for the championship are now online.

 

WC'S LEHBERGER SECOND IN 100 BREAST, GCC ALL-AMERICANS ON DAY 3 OF NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS (3/23/12)
The PAC came oh-so-close to claiming a swimming national champion tonight on Day 3 of the 2012 NCAA Division III Women's Swimming & Diving Championships, taking place March 21-24 in Indianapolis, Ind. Earning the honor was Westminster senior standout Caitlin Lehberger, who placed second in the nation in the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.57, just .14 behind national champion senior Alisa Vereshchagin of Kenyon. It is the eighth NCAA Division III All-America laurel in Lehberger's Titan career. For PAC champion Grove City, junior Kait Riesmeyer earned All-America recognition with a seventh place finish in the 200 butterfly (2:04.14), while also joining GCC teammates Jenny Ryan, Jenna Richert and Angela Palumbo for an All-American sixth-place performance in the 800 freestyle relay (7:30.27).  Palumbo now owns 13 All-America honors while Ryan is an 11-time All-American. Riesmeyer is a 10-time NCAA Division III All-American and Richert is a seven-time All-American. In team competition, Grove City is currently 11th with 73 points, while Westminster is 17th with 30 points and Washington & Jefferson is tied for 28th  with 15 points. President senior diver Bethany Haver was off Friday and returns to action in 1-meter action on the final day of competition Saturday (March 24). Live result and video webcast links for the championship are now online.

 

FIVE PAC STANDOUTS EARN ALL-AMERICA RECOGNITION ON DAY 2 OF NCAA D-III WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP (3/22/12)
The second day of competition at the 2012 NCAA Division III Women's Swimming & Diving Championships, taking place March 21-24 in Indianapolis, Ind., saw five PAC student-athletes earn All-America laurels. Leading the way was W&J senior diver Bethany Haver, who opened national competition in the 3-meter event by placing fourth with a score of 431.85, earning the third All-America honor of her collegiate career. Grove City junior Angela Palumbo posted her second All-America performance in as many days with a sixth-place finish in the 200 freestyle. She posted a time of 1:52.35 in the finals, after setting a GCC school record of 1:51.75 in the prelims, to give her the 11th All-America performance of her career. Wolverine junior Jenny Ryan was 12th in the 400 individual medley with a school-record time of 4:29.36, earning CSCAA All-America laurels. Finally, Palumbo and Ryan joined senior Jenna Richert and junior Kait Riesmeyer for an All-America 10th-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay (1:35.63). In team competition, Grove City is currently 12th with 35 points, Washington & Jefferson is tied for 22nd with 15 points, while Westminster is tied for 25th with 13 points. Titan senior Caitlin Lehberger was off Thursday and returns to action Friday (March 23) competing in the 100 breaststroke, where she is the top seed. Live result and video webcast links for the championship are now online.

 

LEHBERGER, PALUMBO EACH EARN ALL-AMERICA HONORS ON DAY ONE OF 2012 NCAA D-III CHAMPIONSHIPS (3/21/12)
A pair of PAC women's swimming standouts earned All-America honors on the first day of competition at the 2012 NCAA Division III Women's Swimming & Diving Championships, taking place March 21-24 in Indianapolis, Ind. Westminster senior Caitlin Lehberger led the PAC contingent, as she placed sixth overall in the 200 meter individual medley in a time of 2:04.26, good for NCAA Division III All-America honors. For Lehberger, it was the seventh All-America laurel of her collegiate career. For Grove City, junior Angela Palumbo led the Wolverine contingent with a 14th place finish in the 50 freestyle, good for CSCAA All-America recognition. Palumbo, who earned her 10th career All-America honor with the finish, posted a finals time of 23.95 after setting a new Grove City school record of 23.66 in the preliminary rounds. Other GCC competitors on day one included the 200 medley relay team, which placed 19th in 1:48.01; and junior Jenny Ryan, who placed 29th in the 200 IM (2:08.16). In team competition, Westminster is currently 13th with 13 points, while Grove City is 22nd with three points. Day two of the championship continues on Thursday (March 22), which will include W&J senior diver Bethany Haver competing in the 3-meter event.

 

LEHBERGER NAMED PAC SAAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE (3/15/12)
The PAC has announced that senior swimming & diving standout Caitlin Lehberger of Westminster College has been named Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Scholar-Athlete of the Month for March 2012.

 

EIGHT PAC STANDOUTS SELECTED TO COMPETE AT 2012 NCAA D-III CHAMPIONSHIPS ON MARCH 21-24 (3/7/12)

Eight PAC women's swimming & diving standouts (six from Grove City, one from Washington & Jefferson and one from Westminster) have qualified to compete in the 2012 NCAA Division III Women's Swimming & Diving Championships, scheduled for March 21-24 in Indianapolis, Ind. For the PAC champion Wolverines, three swimmers - Angela Palumbo, Kait Riesmeyer and Jenny Ryan - have qualified to compete in individual events as well as relays, while three others - Lauren Cassano, Jenna Richert and Kate Wilt - will swim in relay events only. The GCC group will be joined by a pair of returning All-Americans in Westminster senior Caitlin Lehberger, a multiple All-American who earned 2012 PAC Women's Swimmer of the Year honors and has the highest qualifying seed in the nation in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.60); and W&J senior Bethany Haver, a two-time AA recipient in 1-meter and 3-meter diving after becoming the first-ever PAC women's diver to qualify for nationals in 2011 and who will again compete in both events this year. The complete championship psych sheet is now online.

 

FIVE PAC TEAMS EARN CSCAA ACADEMIC HONORS (3/6/12)
Five PAC women'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. Women's honorees for Fall 2011 included Saint Vincent (3.34), Chatham (3.30), Grove City (3.25), Washington & Jefferson (3.25) and Westminster (3.22).

 

CHATHAM TABS SHEETS AS NEW HEAD COACH (3/5/12)
Chatham has announced the hiring of Christina Sheets as the new head coach of the Cougar swimming & diving program, with additional duties as equipment manager at the university. A 1999 graduate of Clarion University, she served as assistant swimming & diving coach at her alma mater from 2000-09. Sheets was a 28-time NCAA Division II Womenís Swimming All-American, four-time NCAA Academic All-American, three-time Clarion Female Athlete of the Year, and two-time PSAC Swimmer of the Year during her collegiate swimming career and was inducted into the Clarion Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.

 

2011-12 ALL-PAC 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.

 

CORCORAN NAMED PAC SAAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE (2/15/12)
The PAC has announced that women's swimming & diving/track & field standout C.J. Corcoran of Washington & Jefferson College has been named Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for February 2012.

 

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. Chatham's interim head coach Gina Mattucci with the help of assistant diving coach Charlie Hauser will look to improve last yearís 5th place finish at the PAC's. Dave Fritz will lead the Grove City women with eight returning seniors and a bevy of talented underclassmen. 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 women's team returning three of four 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).

 

FINLEY LAUDED AS PAC SAAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE (6/23/11)
The PAC has selected senior multi-sport athlete Desiree Finley  of Bethany as Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for June 2011. Each month, SAAC members at a PAC school nominate a student-athlete to highlight based on academic and athletic accomplishments. Honorees must be a varsity member in their respective sport(s) and in their junior or senior year. Scholar-Athletes of the Month must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be actively involved on his or her campus community.

 

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.

 

MUMMERT NAMED PAC SAAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE (5/18/11)
Women's swimming standout Chelsea Mummert of Chatham University has been named PAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for May 2011.

 

WC'S HERDT PLACES SECOND IN 200 BREASTSTROKE AS PAC SWIMMERS POST THREE ALL-AMERICA TIMES ON FINAL DAY OF 2011 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS (3/26/11)

PAC swimmers ended things with a bang on the final day of the four-day 2011 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tenn., today. Conference student-athletes posted three additional All-America efforts on the last day of competition, giving the PAC 13 All-America performances for the week. Leading the effort was Westminster senior Courtney Herdt, who posted the top finish by a PAC competitor this week as she placed second in the 200 breaststroke with a school-record time of 2:17.15. She missed becoming a national champion in the event by 2.47 seconds, as Emory's April Whitley won the event in 2:14.62. Junior teammate Caitlin Lehberger took fifth in the same event with a time of 2:18.52 and is now a six-time All-American. Finally PAC champion Grove City posted its third All-America swim in the relay events, as the Wolverine 400 freestyle relay squad placed fifth in 3:26.39. Relay team members were sophomore Jennifer Ryan, junior Jenna Richert, senior Sarah Page and sophomore Angela Palumbo. In team competition, Grove City finished in 11th place nationally with 89 points, while Westminster was 13th (74 points) and W&J was 29th (26).

 

ALL-PAC FRIDAY: CONFERENCE POSTS FIVE ALL-AMERICA TITLES ON DAY 3 OF 2011 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS (3/25/11)
After posting five All-America titles in the first two days of the four-day 2011 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tenn., PAC student-athletes upped the ante on day three on Friday with five more All-America performances. Two of those came in the same event, as the Westminster duo of senior Courtney Herdt (1:03.58) and junior Caitlin Lehberger (1:03.63) placed fourth and sixth, respectively, in the 100 breaststroke. Herdt, who earned her first career A-A crown, broke the WC school record in the prelims (1:02.85). Grove City also posted a pair of All-America swims, as the Wolverine 800 free relay team of sophomore Jenny Ryan, junior Jenna Richert, sophomore Kaitlin Riesmeyer and sophomore Angela Palumbo placed fifth in a GCC school-record 7:29.58. Riesmeyer added an individual A-A honorable mention swim for Grove City with a 14th-place finish in the 200 butterfly (2:04.48). Finally, W&J junior Bethany Haver earned her second laurel this week, as she placed seventh in the 1-meter diving (412.50). Complete NCAA results through the first three days are now online.

 

GCC'S RIESMEYER, 200 FREE RELAY EACH RECORD ALL-AMERICA PERFORMANCES ON NCAA DAY TWO  (3/24/11)
The second day of competition is in the books at the four-day 2011 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tenn., with PAC swimmers earning two more All-America laurels to give the conference five All-America honors in the first two days. PAC champion Grove City garnered both awards, led by sophomore Kait Riesmeyer who placed fifth in the 100 butterfly in 56.03. The Wolverine 200 freestyle relay team of Jennifer Ryan, Jenna Richert, Sarah Page, and Angela Palumbo also finished 12th in 1:35.82 to garner A-A status. Both times set new Grove City school records. All results from the first two days are now online.

 

WC'S LEHBERGER, W&J'S HAVER, GCC 200 MEDLEY RELAY EARN ALL-AMERICA HONORS ON FIRST DAY OF 2011 NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (3/23/11)
A pair of PAC individual standouts and one conference relay team each earned All-America honors for their performances today on the first day of competition at the four-day 2011 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. Westminster junior Caitlin Lehberger led the way with a fourth-place finish nationally in the women's 200 individual medley in a time of 2:04.10. She was joined by Washington & Jefferson senior diver Bethany Haver, who placed fifth in the women's three-meter competition with a score of 423.10. Finally, the Grove City 200 medley relay team of Jenny Ryan, Angela Palumbo, Kait Riesmeyer and Sarah Page finished in 14th place in 1:46.69. Complete first day results are now online.

EIGHT FROM PAC QUALIFY TO COMPETE AT 2011 NCAA DIVISION III WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (3/22/11)
Eight PAC women's swimming & diving standouts have qualified to compete in the 2011 NCAA Division III Women's Swimming & Diving National Championships, to be held in Knoxville, Tenn., from March 23-26. PAC champion Grove City will send five swimmers to the meet, while Westminster will send a pair of swimmers and Washington & Jefferson will send one diver to the event. In fact, W&J diver Bethany Haver will be the first women's diver in PAC history to compete at the national meet. The psych sheet for the event is now online, while nightly updated will be available here.

PAGE NAMED PAC SAAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE (3/15/11)
The PAC has named swimmer Sarah Page of Grove City College  as Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for March 2011.

 

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.

VOGEL NAMED PAC SAAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE (11/18/10)
The PAC announced today that swimmer
Brittany Vogel of Washington & Jefferson has been named Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for November 2010.

HICKS NAMED PAC SAAC MAY SCHOLAR-ATHLETE (5/17/10)
Swimming standout Carly Hicks of Chatham University has been named PAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for May 2010.

 

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.

 

GROVE CITY TO HOST 2010 PAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (2/17/10)
The 2010 PAC Swimming & Diving Championships will take place on the campus of Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., on Thursday-Saturday, February 18-20, as part of the 2010 Grove City College (GCC) Invitational. Preliminary rounds begin each day at 10 a.m., while championship finals begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. The host Wolverines of head coach Dave Fritz are the defending team champions for both men and women. Admission prices are $3 for preliminary rounds, $5 for championship rounds and $4 for heat sheets.

WESTMINSTER FINISHES IN TIE FOR 20TH AFTER FINAL DAY OF NCAA D-III CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2009 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championship in Minneapolis, Minn., concluded on Saturday, March 21.The PAC women were paced by Westminster freshman Caitlin Lehberger, who earned All-America honorable mention honors after placing 12th in the 200 breaststroke in 2:20.63. In team competition, Westminster was tied for 20th among women's programs with 34 points. Complete final results from day one, day two, day three and day four are now online.

 

WC'S LEHBERGER PACES PAC ON DAY THREE OF NCAA D-III SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2009 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championship is one day away from completion following events on Friday, March 20. The PAC women were paced by Westminster freshman Caitlin Lehberger, who earned All-America honorable mention honors after placing ninth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.61. In team competition, Westminster is 19th among women's programs with 29 points.

 

SECOND TITAN RELAY EARNS A-A HM HONORS ON DAY TWO OF NCAA D-III SWIMMING NATIONALS
The 2009 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championship is halfway complete following events on Thursday, March 19. On the women's side, the Westminster 400 medley relay team earned All-America honorable mention laurels with a 12th-place finish (3:53.14). The top Titan individual was senior Megan Mier, who finished 37th in the 100 butterfly.

 

PAC SWIMMERS POST SOLID FINISHES ON DAY ONE OF THE 2009 NCAA D-III CHAMPIONSHIPS
The first day of competition at the 2009 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships on March 18 is in the books, with several PAC student-athletes posting strong performances. On the women's side, Westminster freshman Caitlin Lehberger was 19th in the 200 IM, while Emily Dressler placed 33rd in the 500 freestyle. In relay action, the  Westminster women posted a 12th-place finish in the 200 medley relay.

 

PAC HAS FOUR STUDENT-ATHLETES QUALIFY TO SWIM AT 2009 NCAA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS
A conference-record 15 PAC student-athletes (11 men, four women) have qualified for and been selected to compete at the 2009 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, scheduled for March 18-21, 2009 at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Westminster will send four women's swimmers to nationals, led by three-time NCAA qualifier Megan Mier.

 

2009 ALL-PAC SWIM/DIVING TEAMS RELEASED
The 2009 All-PAC Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving Teams, based on performances at the 2009 PAC Championships at Grove City College on Feb. 12-14, are now online.

 

GROVE CITY SWEEPS 2009 PAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2009 PAC Swimming & Diving Championships are officially in the books, with host Grove City sweeping the men's and women's team titles. The GCC men ended the three-day with 949 team points, comfortably ahead of second place Westminster (805.5) as GCC captured its second straight PAC men's team crown. The Wolverine women finished the event with 833.5 points, edging Westminster (759.5) and defending champion W&J (735). GCC mentor Dave Fritz earned PAC Men's Coach of the Year laurels, while Rob Klamut of Westminster was PAC Women's Coach of the Year. Conference MVP laurels went to senior Caleb Courage of Grove City for the men, while the women's award went to Westminster seniors Emily Dressler and Megan Mier. Complete results from day one, day two and day three are now online, and are also available through the Grove City Invitational website.

 

SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Wednesday-Saturday, February 15-18, 2012
2012 PAC Swimming & Diving Championships
James E. Longnecker Pool - Grove City, Pa.
Final Team Standings - Results
1. Grove City - 933

2. Westminster - 665.5

3. Wash. & Jeff. - 648

4. Saint Vincent - 438.5

5. Chatham - 160

6. Bethany - 105

 

Wednesday-Saturday, March 21-24, 2012

(IU Natatorium - Indianapolis, Ind.)

2012 NCAA Division III Championships

Final Team Standings - Results

10. Grove City - 101

17. Westminster - 47

23. Washington & Jefferson - 26
 

October 31

Marina Baker, Bethany

November 7
Caitlin Lehberger
, Westminster

November 14
Kait Riesmeyer
, Grove City

November 21

Jessica Sweitzer, Wash. & Jeff.


December 5
Alyssa Taylor
, Saint Vincent


December 12
Erin Erdley
, Westminster


January 9

Brittany Vogel, Wash. & Jeff.

January 17

Bethany Haver, Wash. & Jeff.

 

January 23

Brittany Vogel, Wash. & Jeff.

 

January 30

Caitlin Lehberger, Westminster

 

February 6

Caitlin Lehberger, Westminster