Hudson Valley Tailback Honored By Region III

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

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, October 20, 2001

Hudson Valley Community College reserve tailback Thomas Baldwin (Clifford J. Scott H.S., New Jersey) was named NJCAA Division III Region III Male Athlete of the Week on the most recent Region III athletic report, which was released on October 19. The weekly report encompasses more than 30 colleges from across the Northeast.

Baldwin was honored for his efforts in Hudson Valley Community College's 55-21 victory against Alfred State College on October 13. Baldwin had two carries, including a 50-yard-touchdown run, for 106 yards. He now has four carries this season for 110 yards (18.3 yards per carry)

Hudson Valley's football program was established in 1969. At the time, Hudson Valley was one of only two junior colleges in New York to field a varsity football team. Since then, nearly 300 Hudson Valley football players have earned scholarships to four-year schools and 15 have gone on to play professionally. The Vikings competed in the Coca-Cola Bowl in Iowa in 1980. In 1996, Hudson Valley posted an 8-0 record, part of a dominant stretch that included 15 straight victories.