Gioia Receives Post Season Honors

Release Date:
September 1, 2003
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Sophomore point guard Sam Gioia (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) has earned first team All-North Eastern Athletic Conference honors while teammate Warren Walters (Mt. Kisco, NY/Fox Lane) has made it to the second team.

Gioia enjoyed a productive season leading the young Hawks in assists (99) and tying twin brother Adam for steals per game, snagging 2.3 per contest. He finished third and second respectfully in those categories in the NEAC. “Sammy” also finished second on the Hawks team in three pointers made (31) and third in scoring averaging 11.4 ppg. Walters burst onto the scene after transferring in from Dean College (MA) in January. The 6’3” athletic Walters lead the team in scoring with a 17.9 ppg average and finished second in the conference in that category.

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.