Hillsdale College Release
Three Charger athletes honored with first GLIAC Commissioner’s Award
Melissa Bartlett, Mark Nicolet, Nick Gurica earn honors from conference
January 10, 2008 – For the first time, the GLIAC presented a total of 12 Commissioner’s Awards – six to female athletes and six to male athletes – inconjunction with the presentation of the Fall All-Academic teams. The awards went to the top student-athletes in the conference for the fall season.
Hillsdale College was the only school with three winners: senior volleyball player Melissa Bartlett, and senior football players Mark Nicolet and Nick Gurica.
The awards cap memorable 2007 seasons for all three athletes. Bartlett earned First-Team All-American honors from both Daktronics and the AVCA, and was named the GLIAC Player of the Year. Bartlett finished this season with 635 kills, three shy of the school record. She led the conference in kills and was also named First-Team All-Region. The Chargers advanced to the GLIACChampionship match for the first time in school history, and qualified for the NCAA Division II regional tournament for the fourth year in a row.
Nicolet and Gurica led Hillsdale College’s football team to an 8-3 record in 2007, the best mark by the team this decade.