Hilbert Basketball Players Receive ECAC Honors

Release Date:
December 2, 2003
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Hilbert College basketball players Sam Gioia (West Seneca West/West Seneca, NY) and Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Holy Angels/Buffalo, NY) have been named to the ECAC Honor Roll for the week ending Dec. 1.

Gioia, a junior point guard, scored 20 of his game high 25 points in the first half in last Tuesday’s 70-58 win over Alfred University. The 5’9 Gioia was 8-12 from the field, including 5-6 from behind the arc and 4-6 from the foul line. He also dished out six assists, grabbed three rebounds and had two steals while playing 39 minutes for the Hawks (1-2).

Lee-Jeffries scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in Hilbert’s come from behind win Nov. 25 over visiting Alfred University. The 6’1 sophomore forward also contributed six blocks and three steals as the Lady Hawks came from 16 down in the second half to beat the Saxons 48-47 and improve to 2-1 on the 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.