July 20 – HIRAM, Ohio – Recent Hiram College men's basketball graduate, Joe Zoltowski, has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, announced the NABC this week.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be a member of the varsity squad and have been either a junior or senior during the 2016-17 season. Additionally, the student-athlete must hold a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the academic year.
For the second-consecutive year, Zoltowski was named the captain of the men's basketball team, an honor which is bestowed on players following the conclusion of the season. Zoltowski appeared in 18 games while making one start. He finished the season shooting .737 from the charity stripe.
A former biology major, Joe changed majors to economics and flourished, earning the Allyn A Young award for excellence in economics, twice. This honor marks the second NABC Honors Court award in his career while also earning North Coast Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete honors, four times. In addition, he was also named Hiram's William H. Hollinger Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.
"Joe was everything we want players in our program to be," remarked head coach Chris Kibler. "A two-time captain, he was very instrumental in establishing our program's culture over the past four years. If his academic accomplishments are any indication, Joe is going to be very successful in whatever he does."
Graduating in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Zoltowski finished his Hiram career with a 3.8 grade-point average. He currently works for State Farm in Beachwood, Ohio with aspirations of opening his own agency in the future.
For more information about the NABC Honors Court, click here.