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Rober Fish wins Jack B. Rifle award.

By staff  |  Contact staff
Posted May 7, 1998
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Hamilton's Robert Fish (Greenwich, NY/Greenwich Central) has been named the Jack B. Riffle Award winner as the college's outstanding male senior athlete for the 1997-98 school year. The award was presented at a banquet honoring Hamilton's senior athletes on May 7.

Fish has been a dedicated three-sport athlete for four years. An indoor and outdoor track and field standout, he also played four years of football, lettering in his senior season. Fish has proven himself to be one of the top track and field throwers in Hamilton history, compiling 27 first-place performances over the last three years. A team captain in 1998, Fish was named the New York State Collegiate Track Championships (NYSCTC) Outstanding Field Events Performer, as well as being the NYSCTC outdoor shot put champion in 1998 and the indoor champion in 1997 and 1998. In addition, Fish has been named to the All-Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association (UCAA) and All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) teams from 1996-98, and has been the UCAA shot put champion three times while holding the conferences indoor record with a throw of 14.48 meters.

"Bob has become one of the best shot putters in NCAA Division III through hard work, dedication and perseverance," head coach Brett Hull said. "His sportsmanship, inner drive and leadership have been an inspiration to his teammates, coaches and competitors. He has helped make our track and field program a success. I am exceptionally proud of Bob's improvement and accomplishments over the past four years."

Fish, who is the leading point scorer for the 1998 outdoor track and field team, has been named to the All-NYSCTC and All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) in both 1997 and 1998. He has also captured three institutional awards: the 1997 Doyle Prize Scholarship, the 1997-98 Colridge Prize Scholarship and the 1998 Indoor Track Coaches Award.

The Jack B. Riffle Award is presented annually to the outstanding male and female senior athletes at Hamilton. The award is made in honor of the late Jack B. Riffle, a former trustee of the College and a devoted fan of Continental athletics. The awards were given at a banquet featuring former Hamilton football and lacrosse standout and current criminal defense lawyer, Bruce Cutler '70, as the keynote speaker.

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