HERKIMER, NY—The Herkimer County Community College men’s bowling team has been named the Academic Team of the Year for the 2019-20 academic year, according to the NJCAA. This is the 31st time that a team at Herkimer College has been awarded Academic Team of the Year honors.
The team, led by Coach Tony DeLuca, finished 12th in the Nation and contributed to Herkimer finishing in first place in the 2019-2020 Daktronics Cup for the fourth time in College history. Team members include sophomores Andrew Celio (Little Falls, NY), Kyle Celio (Little Falls, NY), and Ryan Fischer (Mohawk, NY) as well as freshmen Tim Cloonan (Clay, NY), David Cook (Little Falls, NY), Nathaniel Cook (Little Falls, NY), Theo Gottung (Little Falls, NY), and Zach Niles (Saratoga Springs, NY).
“I’m extremely proud of what this group accomplished this year,” said DeLuca. “Our goal every year isn’t just to be successful on the lanes, but to be successful in the classroom as well. This achievement just shows the hard work this group puts in on an everyday basis, and I could not be more proud of them.”