Vikings Named Academic All-Americans
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Six Hudson Valley
Community College student-athletes recently were named National Junior College
Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic All-Americans and two Vikings – cross
country runner Courtney Colton (Ichabod Crane H.S.) and soccer player
Anne Evans (Ballston Spa H.S.) – were honored with NJCAA Distinguished
Academic All-American status.
To earn Distinguished Academic All-American status,
a student-athlete must establish herself as the best-of-the-best in the
classroom, posting a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 better.
Colton, an Individual Studies major, compiled a 3.86 GPA.
Evans, an Engineering Science major, tallied a 3.81 GPA.
The following student-athletes earned Academic
All-American status by posting a GPA of 3.6 or better: football player
Stephen Behrens (Chatham H.S.); basketball players Paul Bowe (Hudson
Falls H.S.), Lindsey Bradt (Bishop Maginn H.S.) and Jeremy
Schneible (Greenwich H.S.); soccer player Desmond Gomes (Hamamui
Secondary, Tanzania); and hockey player Luke Nally (Burnt Hills
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.