Three athletes honored by Liberty League
Three Hamilton College athletes were honored by the Liberty League on March 1 when the league selected its weekly award winners.
Eliza Howe '13 (Westport, Conn./Staples HS) was named women's basketball rookie of the week for the second straight week and the fifth time this season. Muriel Schwinn '13 (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little HS) was a co-rookie of the week pick for women's track and field, and Graham Sadler '13 (South Pasadena, Calif./Pasadena Polytechnic School) earned men's track and field rookie of the week honors.
Howe scored a team-high 15 points, grabbed six rebounds, handed out three assists and made three steals in Hamilton's 65-51 loss against Skidmore College in a 2010 Liberty League tournament semifinal at Skidmore on Feb. 26. Howe ranked third in the league with a free throw percentage of 77 percent.
Schwinn was honored by the league for the seventh time. She set two school records for Hamilton at the 2010 New York State Collegiate Track Conference championships held at Rochester Institute of Technology on Feb. 26 and 27. Schwinn finished third in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.49 seconds. Her preliminary heat time of 7.43 seconds broke the previous team record of 7.50 seconds, which she shared with Alexandra Americanos ’10. The top three finishers in each event make the all-state team.
In the long jump, Schwinn also finished third with a mark of 5.54 meters (18 feet, 2¼ inches). She broke her own school record of 5.35 meters set on Feb. 6, 2010. Her performance also made a provisional cut for the NCAA Division III championships. It is currently the 11th-best mark in Division III.
Sadler received his fourth rookie of the week award. He took second in the high jump with a height of 1.88 meters (6 feet, 2 inches) at the 2010 New York State Collegiate Track Conference championships held at Rochester Institute of Technology on Feb. 26 and 27. The top three finishers in each event make the all-state team.