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College Sports Report: Grosch earns AMCC Female Scholar-Athlete of Year

Amber Grosch has been selected by the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s 2013 Female Scholar Athletes of the Year.
Hilbert College senior Amber Grosch has been selected by the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s 2013 Female Scholar Athletes of the Year. She was chosen from a pool of 20 student-athletes named to the All-Academic Team.

A criminal justice major and psychology minor, Grosch achieved a 3.85 grade point average while participating in three sports (soccer, basketball and softball) for all four years at Hilbert. The Depew native was voted the all-sportsmanship team representative by her basketball teammates in 2013 and was inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma’s New York Theta chapter of the National College Student-Athlete Honor Society in 2012. She was also a three-year member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee during her time at Hilbert.

At the conclusion of her senior year, Grosch was the recipient of Hilbert College’s McGrath Award, presented to the graduating female student-athlete who has made a significant contribution to athletics along with obtaining the highest grade point average. Grosch joins Maggie Fage (2010) and Katy Dorsheimer (2005) as previous Hilbert College AMCC Scholar Athletes of the Year.

Connelly, Schichtel earn scholar-athlete honors

Eight Erie Community College student-athletes were named recipients of NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards.

Freshman Nicole Schichtel of Eden was among those earning an award for superior academic achievement (3.80-3.99 grade point average) and sophomore Brien Connolly of Hamburg was among those recognized for exemplary academic achievement (3.60-3.79 GPA).

The ECC women’s bowling team, which won its 28th NJCAA national championship this past season, was also recognized for recording a 3.02 cumulative grade-point average.

Connolly, an Eden High School graduate, of the men’s soccer team, recorded a 3.78 GPA and appeared in 17 games, picking up an assist in a win over Jamestown CC. Schichtel, also an Eden graduate, has a 3.85 GPA. Schichtel appeared in 14 games for the ECC women’s soccer team, recording an assist against Broome CC.

Hilbert dominates AMCC scholar-athlete awards

After the winter and spring sport season Team Peak Performer champions were announced, Hilbert College officially ran away with the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s academic championships during the 2012-13 year. Seven of Hilbert’s 11 teams who participate in the AMCC earned the highest cumulative grade point average at the conclusion of the academic term in which they competed.

This spring, the women’s basketball (3.47) and softball (3.48) teams along with the men’s volleyball team (3.23) joined the Hawks men’s and women’s cross country, golf and women’s soccer teams who were announced after the fall 2012 semester. The college credits the AAMP program, instituted this school year to help a struggling student-athlete reach his/her full potential in the classroom.


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