FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
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BERKELEY COLLEGE KNIGHTS WIN SEVENTH HVIAC CHAMPIONSHIP,
Team awaits USCAA Tournament bids on Tuesday
For the seventh time in 10 seasons, the Berkeley College Men’s Basketball team has won the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship, defeating the defending champion Bears of St. Joseph’s College by a score of 91-82 on Sunday, February 22, at the Albert M. White Gymnasium in Albany, NY. The No. 1-seeded Knights were named regular-season champions earlier in the week, with a perfect 6-0 record.
“Prior to the start of the season, this team had a number of goals that it wanted to achieve, and capturing a Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title was one of them,” said Chris Christiansen, Berkeley College Head Coach, Men’s Basketball. “When you have a group of student-athletes who have the same focus and determination, and who truly enjoy playing for one another, you have a great chance of being successful.”
Both the Berkeley College Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams were selected to compete in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Basketball Tournament, which will be hosted by Penn State Fayette in March.
The HVIAC Championship Knights include:
- Chris Bradley of the Bronx, Forward, Bangor Area High School (PA)
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has three New York locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations – Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields in the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption: The Berkeley College Men’s Basketball team defeated St. Joseph’s College on Sunday, February 22, to secure its seventh Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship.
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