Men's Basketball

Markael Brace Cited by Region III

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, February 3, 2003

For the second time in as many years, Hudson Valley Community College sophomore Markael Brace (Albany/Albany High School), a guard on the men's basketball team, was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region III All-Star Team.

Brace earned First Team All-Region III honors after averaging 21.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this season. He finished his Hudson Valley career ranked sixth on the school's all-time scoring list with 909 points.

Last year, Brace received Second Team All-Region III accolades after leading Hudson Valley with 13.8 points per contest.

In the 2001-02 academic year, Hudson Valley's athletic teams combined to win 65 percent of their contests. The college's softball team traveled to Illinois for the national championship tournament and finished second in the country, and the women's basketball team placed seventh in the nation. Hudson Valley's football team won the Northeast Football Conference, and the baseball and bowling squads each added a Mountain Valley Conference title. Additionally, three Vikings earned Region III Player-of-the-Year status and eight were honored with All-American status.