Scotia's Nick Borgia Earns All-Region III Honors

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, May 21, 2001

Hudson Valley Community College's Nick Borgia of Scotia was recently selected as a Second Team All-Region III pitcher.

Borgia has a 6-1 record with one save. On May 19, the sophomore right-hander won the opening game of the NJCAA Division III World Series, which Hudson Valley is currently competing in. Borgia tossed a complete game against Quinsigamond Community College of Massachusetts, picking up five strikeouts and leading the Vikings to an 8-4 win – Hudson Valley's first World Series victory in 19 years.

Borgia has recorded 55 strikeouts in 63 innings pitched this year. He sports a 2.15 ERA. As a freshman, he was 3-1 with 40 strikeouts and a 1.55 ERA. Borgia came to Hudson Valley from Scotia-Glenville High School.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions; Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.