Troutman and Sykora Honored by Athletics Department

Co-Student Athletes of Month for February
Release Date:
March 8, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY - Men’s basketball captain Cody Troutman and men’s volleyball co-captain Richard James (RJ) Sykora have been named Hilbert College’s Co-Student-Athletes of the Month for February, 2010.

The Jamestown Community College transfer, Troutman (South Dayton, NY/Pine Valley/JCC) has been a consistent player for the Hawks all season. In the month of February he scored 48 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and dished for 25 assists in the 5 games played.   His 9.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg are very close to his overall season averages. But his 5 assists per game in February are above the 3.2 apg season average. In the lone victory during the last month of the season against D’Youville College (89-80), Troutman hit for 9 points (2-3 from behind the arc) with 4 assists. His highest output was against Mount Aloysius College when he scored 14 points with 4 assists in the 64-75 loss. 
Troutman earned a 3.34 GPA after his first semester at Hilbert while majoring in Business Administration.
Sykora (Stow, OH/Munroe Falls) has been a verbal leader all season long. During the second month of the season, he has stepped up his on-court performances to lead the young team.  The Hawks finished the month of February with a set record of 6 – 23 in the 8 matches played. During those matches, Hilbert beat SUNYIT (3-2) and took one set from Medaille College, a feat the team hasn’t been able accomplish in prior meetings. Sykora was able to score 83 kills, 74 digs, 10 service aces and 12 blocks during the team’s 1-7 month.
Sykora is majoring in Political Studies and carries on overall 3.70 GPA in his third year.

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.