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Nominations for the Hudson Valley Athletic Hall of Fame Due February 7

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, January 8, 2003

The Hudson Valley Community College Athletic Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its class of 2003. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, February 7, 2003 for the candidate to be considered.

Nomination forms can be found online or by calling Hudson Valley's athletic office at (518) 629-7328. Completed nomination forms can be submitted online or can be mailed to: Athletic Department Hall of Fame, Hudson Valley Community College, McDonough 219, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, NY, 12180.

The Hudson Valley Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1979 to recognize Hudson Valley athletes, coaches, teams and contributors. There are currently 44 members of the Hall of Fame. This year's inductees will be recognized at a banquet on Thursday, April 24.

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.