BUFFALO, N.Y. – The 2014-15 Hilbert College men’s basketball team received the Collegiate Basketball Officials Association’s Sam Schoenfeld Sportsmanship Award this month. The Hawks program was selected for this prestigious award as they competed against over 40 other men’s basketball programs in the Buffalo and Rochester area.
Coach Rob deGrandpre and his staff, now honored twice in the last three seasons by the CBOA, garnered the same distinction at the conclusion of the 2012-13 season.
The Sam Schoenfeld Sportsmanship Award is given to the school, coach and players who best exemplify the highest degree of sportsmanship, character and ethics, which are all characteristics of Sam Schoenfeld who was the founding father of the CBOA.
The 2014-15 Hilbert Hawks closed their third consecutive 20-win season going 62-20 in that span and qualified for their fifth-straight post-season tilt. The Hawks (21-7) battled in their second consecutive Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament championship game this season.