NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – THE Westminster College men's & women's swimming program has selected four captains for the 2003-04 season. Sophomores Andy Hudak (Berea, OH/Berea H.S.) and Buddy Thornton (Gibsonia/Deer Lakes H.S.) are the men's team captains, while seniors Tawnya Brown (Murrysville/Franklin Regional H.S.) and Brittany Jardine (Allison Park/North Allegheny H.S.) were tabbed to lead the women's team.
Hudak is a freestyle/breaststroke specialist who was a member Westminster's 800 freestyle relay team which captured the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) title a year ago. He also placed fifth in the 500 freestyle, sixth in the 200 breaststroke, and eighth in the 100 breaststroke at the PAC meet. A 3-2 engineering major, he plans to be a civil engineer and be involved with construction management following graduation.
Thornton is a backstroke specialist who earned All-PAC honors in the 200 backstroke while also placing sixth in the 100 backstroke at the conference meet last year. A public relations major, he plans to pursue a career as a public relations representative following graduation.
Brown is a sprint freestyle specialist who is a three-year letter winner, two-time All-PAC honoree and three-time member of the Dean's List. A biology major, she plans to teach biology at the high school level following graduation.
Jardine, a butterfly/freestyle specialist, was named Team MVP in 2001-02 and captured PAC Championships last season. A CSCAA Academic All-American, she is an NCAA qualifier and All-American and a school record-holder. A public relations major, she plans to pursue a career in athletic public relations following graduation.
Led by 19th-year head coach Rob Klamut, the Westminster men's and women's swimming teams open the 2003-04 season tomorrow (Sat., Oct. 25) at the Clarion Fall Classic in Clarion, Pa., at 10 a.m.
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is ranked among national leaders in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges, and is the most affordable national liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 351 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and was recognized by The Templeton Guide as "Character Building College."