Troy's Jim Canfield Earns Scholar-Athlete Award
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, May 24, 2000
Otto Guenther Winner Will Attend Fordham On A Full Football Scholarship
Jim Canfield of Troy was recently honored with
Hudson Valley Community College's Otto Guenther Memorial Award, presented
each year to the individual who demonstrates the best combination of academic
and athletic success.
Canfield, a sophomore, played just one year
of football at Hudson Valley. He made sure this past season was an impressive
one, however. In addition to earning President's List status for his attributes
as a scholar, the rugged 5-foot-9 defensive back garnered First Team All-Northeast
Football Conference status on the strength of five interceptions, 60 tackles
(38 solo) and six pass breakups.
Canfield, who carried a 3.54 grade-point average
during the Fall 2000 semester – the same time he was playing football for
Hudson Valley – recorded 17 tackles against Navy Prep. He was a key part
of a secondary that allowed just 73 yards passing per game.
Canfield, who came to Hudson Valley from Troy
High School, will next attend Fordham University on a full football scholarship.
He will join former Troy High teammate Dan Breen, a Hudson Valley graduate
who was Fordham's third-leading tackler in 2000.
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 Community College has an enrollment
of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance
learning initiatives and worker retraining.