Westminster Expands Cross Country to Include Indoor/Outdoor Track
The Westminster College Athletics Department announced they will expand the men's and women's cross country program to include an indoor and outdoor track season starting in the fall of 2010. The program will be under the direction of current cross country head coach Craig Binkley.
"We are very pleased to be adding men's and women's indoor and outdoor track to our athletic program. The addition of track will further enhance our cross country program by increasing competitive opportunities and events for our student-athletes and be attractive to prospective student-athletes", said Shay Wyatt, Westminster College director of Athletics.
Westminster College’s Institute for New Enterprise announced MBA student Tommy Aoki as the first place winner of the 2009-2010 Opportunity Quest business plan competition for his company “Wireless Technologies.” The announcement was made at the third annual awards banquet on January 28 where he received an award check of $5,000.
Westminster’s Opportunity Quest is a campus-wide business plan competition that fosters and promotes business innovation at the university level by giving students a chance to create, develop and present their business ideas in front of a judging panel. Cash prizes were awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams during the banquet.
Aoki’s winning company, Wireless Technologies, is a business that aspires to be a premier retailer of wireless products and services in the Midwest region, beginning operations in Southeast, Texas. As the sole team member for the project, Aoki relied on his years of experience in the industry to develop the plan.
During the awards banquet, the 2nd place team, ZUTHE, received $2,000. Led by team leader Tim Lawlor, the company produces the “Zuthe” throat drop, an all natural anti-viral throat drop. WeDo Entrepreneurs received a 3rd place check of $1,000. Led by David Wintzer, the company distributes 100 percent natural banana flour from Kenya to the U.S. allowing millions of Americans suffering from celiac disease the opportunity to eat a healthy, gluten-free alternative to wheat.
As Westminster’s 1st place winner, Wireless Technologies will automatically advance as a finalist in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC), the statewide business plan competition open to all college students across the state. All teams participating in Westminster Opportunity Quest can compete in the UEC state competition. The first place winner of the UEC will receive $40,000 in cash to launch their company.