2012-13 Men's Basketball Team Honored

Release Date:
June 20, 2013
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY - Hilbert College and coach Rob deGrandpre were selected as the recipient of the Collegiate Basketball Officials Association’s (CBOA)  Sam Schoenfeld Sportsmanship Award for the 2012-13 season.

This award was voted on by the collegiate basketball officials in Upstate New York, and is given to the school, coach, and players who best exemplify the highest degree of sportsmanship, character, and ethics, which are all characteristics of Sam Schoenfeld who was a founding father of CBOA.  The award was presented by Kevin Ferguson (area rep), and Benjy Bluman (past president CBOA).
Hilbert  (14-4) shared the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s regular season league title and hosted the AMCC championship weekend as the league’s number one-seeded team.  The Hawks earned the program’s first 20-win season (20-6) and garnered two 1st Team-All Conference selections (Dan McFarland, Anthony Hodge) as well as the Newcomer of the Year and 3rd Team-All Conference (Jerame Owens) and Coach of the Year for deGrandpre.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.