Weston Wilbur earns student-athlete honor
Weston Wilbur was one of two members of the Hamilton College men's basketball team to be honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the school recently announced.
Wilbur, a 2013 Wilton High graduate, earned a place on the 2015-16 NABC Honors Court along with teammate Kyle Pitman. Both players were on the 2015-16 New England Small College Athletic Conference Winter All-Academic Team.
In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior in academic standing and a varsity player, have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better at the conclusion of the 2015-16 academic year, have matriculated at least one year at their current institution and be a member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with an NABC member coach.
The Hamilton men’s team received a 2015-16 NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better for the 2015-16 season. The team collected the award for the third straight year under head coach Adam Stockwell.
Wilbur, a rising senior at Hamilton, played in all 24 games last season, averaging 3.8 points per game. He was second on the team in rebounding (5.2 rpg) and assists (two apg). Hamilton finished 11-13 overall and 2-8 in the NESCAC.
At Wilton, Wilbur was a four-year member of the basketball team, leading the Warriors in scoring as a senior (13.1 ppg) and earning all-FCIAC East Division honors. That season, WHS finished 16-9, qualified for the FCIAC playoffs for the first time in 13 years, and reached the state quarterfinals.
He was also a two-year starter for the Wilton varsity football team, earning second-team all-FCIAC honors as a senior, and was the recipient of the 2013 Lt. John G. Corr Memorial Scholarship Award.