Two athletes honored by Liberty League
Two Hamilton College athletes were honored by the Liberty League on Feb. 21 when the league announced its weekly award winners.
Greg Newton '14 (Barrington, R.I./Phillips Exeter Academy [N.H.]) was a men's basketball co-rookie of the week pick for the second straight week. Sam Reider '14 (Slingerlands, N.Y./Bethlehem Central HS) earned a men's track and field co-rookie of the week selection for the third time.
Newton averaged 12 points, 2 assists and 1 steal in three games off the bench last week. The 6-foot guard shot 66.7 percent (16-24) from the floor. He dropped in a season-high 17 points in a 69-56 loss at nationally ranked No. 4 Middlebury College on Feb. 14. Newton is ranked third in the league with 2.82 assists per game.
Reider took 12th place in the 400-meter dash at Cornell University's non-team scoring, multi-divisional Marc Deneault Memorial Invitational on Feb. 19. His time of 51.58 seconds was good for third among Division III athletes.