Linebacker Gilbo Nominated for Scholar-Athlete

CONTACT: Justin Hoyt, (518) 629-7898,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, March 9, 2012

Hudson Valley Community College freshman linebacker Nick Gilbo (Moriah Central/Port Henry) has been selected to attend a dinner hosted by the Capital District Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame in May where the winners of the Scholar-Athlete award will be named from the 60 high schools and colleges in Section II. Each Section II high school and college that offers a football program nominated one candidate who possesses the best combination of academics and athletic ability. The dinner will be held on Monday, May 7 at the Holiday Turf Inn.

Gilbo earned Second Team Defensive All-American honors, and was tied for second in the conference with an average of 9.0 tackles per game. He finished with 72 total tackles and five sacks. Gilbo also earned All-Region III and First Team All-Conference honors.