NEW WILMINGTON, Penn, October 20. WESTMINSTER College men's and women's swimming program recently announced selection of four captains for the 2004-05 season.
Seniors Erica McCullough (Pittsburgh/Baldwin H.S.) and April Dollard (Washington/Trinity H.S.) are the women's team captains, while juniors Nate Horrell (Ligonier/Ligonier Valley H.S.) and Buck Thornton (Gibsonia/Deer Lakes H.S.) were nominated as men's team captains
McCullough is a distance freestyle specialist who is a three year letter winner. She placed 13th in the 200 fly and 14th in the 1000 free a year ago at the Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC) Championships. An elementary education major, she plans to teach elementary students following graduation.
Dollard is a backstroke/butterfly specialist who placed seventh at last years PAC Championships in the 100 & 200 back as well as the 100 fly.
The three-year letter winner was also named to the PAC Academic Honor Roll in the 2003-04 season. Majoring in elementary education, she wants to teach elementary education in Japan following graduation.
Horrell is a butterfly/freestyle specialist who earned All-PAC Second Team honors in the 200 fly and third team laurels in both the 100 fly and 500 free in 2003-04. The two-year letterman swam on four PAC Champion relay teams at last year's PAC meet. He is a business administration major.
Thornton, a backstroke/individual medley specialist, is a returning captain and a two-year letter winner. He earned All-PAC Second Team recognition in the 200 back, and third team in the 100 back at the 2003-04 PAC Championships. A public relations major, he plans to be a sports information director at a college after graduating.
Led by 20th -year head coach Rob Klamut, the Westminster men's and women's swimming teams open the 2004-05 season on Sat., Oct. 23 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 one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 357 Colleges" and "Best 115 in the Mid-Atlantic" by The Princeton Review, and was recognized by the Templeton Guide as a "Character Building College."
Nearly 1,600 students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty, while choosing from 40 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa. campus.