Five athletes honored by Liberty League
Three Hamilton College men's basketball players and two track and field athletes were honored by the Liberty League on Feb. 28 when the league announced its weekly award winners.
Pat Sullivan '12 (Madison, N.J./Delbarton School) and Ryan Wright '14 (Upper Marlboro, Md./Bullis School) were selected to the men's basketball team of the week, and Greg Newton '14 (Barrington, R.I./Phillips Exeter Academy [N.H.]) was a co-rookie of the week pick.
In track and field, Sam Reider '14 (Slingerlands, N.Y./Bethlehem Central HS) was named a men's co-rookie of the week, and Muriel Schwinn '13 (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little HS) picked up women's co-track performer of the week honors.
Sullivan made the team of the week for the eighth time this season. He averaged 18.5 points and 6 rebounds as Hamilton reached the league tournament championship game. He leads the league in scoring at 17.4 points per game, and is ranked seventh with 6.3 rebounds per game, third in field goal percentage at 51.6 percent and 10th in free-throw percentage at 73.2 percent.
Wright is on the team of the week for the first time. He averaged 10.5 points as Hamilton reached the league tournament championship game. He ranks 10th in the league with 2.50 assists per game.
Newton is rookie of the week for the third straight week. He averaged 9 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists off the bench as Hamilton reached the league tournament championship game. He ranks third in the league with 2.75 assists per game.
Reider is rookie of the week for the fourth time. He finished first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.90 seconds at the 2011 New York State Collegiate Track Conference indoor championships, which were held at St. Lawrence University on Feb. 25 and 26.
Schwinn has been honored as field performer of the week twice this season, but this is her first track performer of the week award. She finished in the top five in three events at the 2011 New York State Collegiate Track Conference indoor championships, which were held at St. Lawrence University on Feb. 25 and 26. She took third place in the 55-meter dash (7.65 seconds) and the 200-meter dash (27.54 seconds), and also qualified for the ECAC Division III championships in the long jump, as she finished fifth with a mark of 5.15 meters.