Men's Volleyball Earns Team Peak Performer Award
Women's Soccer Scores Second Highest In League
- Release Date:
- June 7, 2012
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference is pleased to recognize the winners of the winter and spring season Team Peak Performer Awards. This is a new awards program for the AMCC and was established as a way to focus greater attention on the fine collective academic accomplishments of our many teams. There is one team honoree selected for every AMCC championship sport, with the winners possessing the highest collective cumulative grade point average in their particular program. For winter and spring sports, that GPA was determined at the conclusion of the spring semester.
Hilbert captured the men’s volleyball team award with a spring semester grade point average of 3.25 while Penn State Altoona and Franciscan University teams were multiple winners in the second semester group. Altoona’s men’s swimming and diving (3.27), women’s swimming and diving (3.42) and softball (3.46) were matched by Franciscan’s men’s basketball (3.29), women’s basketball (3.48) and men’s tennis (3.33). Rounding out the field of high-achieving squads was the D’Youville College baseball team who collected a 3.27 grade point average.
During the first week of April, the NCAA kicked off the DIII Week, a new initiative to celebrate academic accomplishment, athletic activity and community service programs on each Division III athletic campus throughout the country. At that time, the fall semester Team Peak Performer Awards were announced by the AMCC league office and the Hilbert College women’s soccer team earned the highest cumulative GPA within the women’s soccer league posting a (3.58).
After a quick scan of the award winners from all fifteen AMCC championship sports, the Hilbert women’s soccer team earned the second highest grade point average falling one one-hundreds of a point behind the D’Youville College women’s cross country team who finished with a 3.59.
Follow the link above to see a complete list of Team Peak Performer Award winners.
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.