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Westmont Teams Excel in Classroom

July 11th, 2011

Westmont Athletic teams have received recognition once again, but this time for efforts made in the classroom. Five teams – women’s volleyball, women’s tennis, women’s soccer and men’s and women’s cross country – have been named 2010-11 NAIA Scholar-Athlete teams.

In order to be eligible for the award, the team’s collective grade point average during the school year must exceed 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The grade point averages of every student-athlete on the team are used in calculating the team’s GPA.

Women’s volleyball had the highest GPA for the Warriors at 3.25. Men’s cross country posted a GPA of 3.17 while the women distance runners came in at 3.15. Women’s soccer posted a GPA of 3.09 and women’s tennis averaged 3.07.

Baseball Area Code Tryouts Return to Westmont

July 6th, 2011

Russ Carr Field, on the campus of Westmont College, was alive with activity today as the school welcomed back the Area Code Baseball tryouts. Approximately 150 top-rated high school baseball players from Southern California were invited to tryout for the Milwaukee Brewers Area Code Team.

Today’s participants were from Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Tomorrow will feature players from Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Orange counties. The top of the class will be invited to return to Westmont’s baseball diamond on July 15 for another tryout before the final roster is announced.

“The Area Code tryouts have produced over 400 major league players,” said Corey Rodriguez of the Milwaukee Brewers who runs the event. “In the early years from 1987 to the early 90s were Jim Edmonds, Dmitri Young and Nomar Garciaparra. I would say that the overwhelming percentage of major leaguers who came through California or around the country played Area Code Baseball – Jimmy Rollins, (Ryan) Howard, (Albert) Pujols, Jason Kendall, Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun, Roy Halladay. The All-Star Game this year will have a strong representation (of former Area Code Baseball players) including Dustin Pedroia.”