Men's Cross Country Preview

Release Date:
September 1, 2003
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333
The first ever Hilbert College men’s cross country team has taken shape and will join the women’s program next season as first year members of the highly competitive Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. Coach Barry hopes to recruit some talented distance runners to replace senior Andy Kozak (St. Francis/Hamburg, NY) as the men’s team prepares for the future. Kozak will lead the 2003 team through the exhibition season that will take the Hawks to meets at Houghton College, Penn State Behrend, and the University at Buffalo.

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.