Six Athletes Earn Perfect 4.0 Scores

Fage is multiple repeat scholar
Release Date:
January 12, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY: Hilbert College athletic director, Richard Walsh, is pleased to announce that six student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 for the '09 fall semester grading period.  Senior Maggie Fage, sophomore William Strassner, and freshmen Amber Grosch, Ken Mosier, Shane Olivieri, and Stephanie Smith earned straight A’s. “We are extremely pleased and proud of the outstanding achievements these six student-athletes accomplished this semester. It is a testament to their time management and dedication to academics while contributing in their sport during the fall semester,” said Walsh.


This marks the fourth consecutive semester that Maggie Fage has earned the highest grade point average possible.   The Human Service major boasts a cumulative GPA of 3.9171 in the Human Service degree program. The Delmar, NY (Bethlehem high school) native has been an all-around athlete at Hilbert during her four years as a Hawk. She is a four-year letter winner for the women’s soccer program and contributed her skills to the cross country and softball teams during her first three years.
William Strassner (Rochester, NY/Bishop Kearney) is a Criminal Justice major (3.866 cumulative GPA) and was very close to earning the perfect score in the spring ’09 semester as well. Strassner has been a member of the men’s soccer program his first two years at Hilbert and played on the Hawks baseball team last spring.
Freshman Amber Grosch (Depew, NY/Depew) is a multi-sport athlete at Hilbert. During her first semester, she balanced academics and athletics as a member of the women’s soccer and basketball teams. The Criminal Justice major plans on joining the softball team once her basketball season finishes up at the end of February.
Ken Mosier (Cassadaga, NY/Cassadaga) is another first year student-athlete at Hilbert in the Criminal Justice program. The baseball player will also minor in Forensic Science during his next three years.
Hamburg product, Shane Olivieri, carried 18 credit hours this fall during his golf season in addition to his 4.0 GPA. The Hamburg, NY resident is majoring in Criminal Justice.
The women’s cross country team was aided by Stephanie Smith (Waterloo, NY/Waterloo) participation this fall. Smith is studying in the Forensic Science program and will graduate in 2013.

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.