2005 Women’s Cross Country Preview

Release Date:
September 13, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY - Coach Mick Kuberka’s Hilbert College women’s cross country team welcomes a host of new runners to the program for the 2005 season. With Class of 2004 standout Katie Dorsheimer (Lakeview, NY/Frontier) no longer at the front of the pack, the newcomers will look to get off to a quick start.

Junior Susan Devlin (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) is the most experienced of the group, having returned to school after watching her own children graduate. Devlin returns to racing after being sidelined with a medical condition, and will surely be an inspiration to the entire program. Freshman Ashley Giordano (Edmeston, NY/Edmeston) should also fare well for the Hawks.

The team opens the season on Saturday, September 17 at the Penn State-Behrend Invitational scheduled for 11:00 am. The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Championship meet will be held on October 29th at the University of Pitt-Greensburg.

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.