GENEVA – Liberty League Commissioner Tracy King announced that Hobart College basketball All-American Richie Bonney, originally from Norwich, is the 2013-14 Liberty League Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Hobart and William Smith Colleges swept the awards this year as William Smith soccer All-American Olivia Zitoli earned the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award.
Selected in a vote of the Liberty League member institutions, the Liberty League Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards are presented to graduating student-athletes – one female and one male – who have demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics and service/leadership throughout their time as student-athletes.
"Olivia Zitoli and Richie Bonney represent the very best of intercollegiate athletics and I am pleased to announce their selection as Liberty League Scholar-Athletes of the Year," King said. "Not only have Olivia and Richie excelled in their respective sports, they have achieved at the highest levels academically while also emerging as leaders on their campus. It is only fitting that we recognize the dedication and commitment that they have demonstrated to their academic and athletic pursuits during the past four years."