HC’s Gioia Receives Post-Season Honors

Release Date:
February 28, 2005
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February 28, 2005


GIBSONIA, Pa. -- Hilbert College senior guard Sam Gioia (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) was named to the second team All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) for his performance during the 2004-05 season.  This marks the third consecutive season that Gioia has made a post-season all-conference team, having been selected first team All-North Eastern Athletic Conference in each of the past two seasons.


Gioia averaged a team-best 16.2 points per game, which ranked fourth in the league.  Gioia also led the league in three-point field goals made, and ranked 12th in the AMCC in rebounding (5.0), despite his 5’9” frame. 


“Sam leaves behind some big shoes to fill,” said Hawks coach Rob deGrandpre.  “His determination and desire to win were second to none.  He has succeeded both on the court and in the classroom, and I have no doubts that he will have continued success with his future endeavors.”


The senior finishes his career at Hilbert College as the all-time leader in assists (365).  His 1,212 points ranks fifth on the all-time list, and he also ranks third on the career steals list (149). 


The Hawks men’s basketball finished the season 10-15, doubling their win total from the previous season.  They also finished the season at 8-10 in the AMCC, narrowly missing out on the six-team AMCC Tournament.

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.