Hilliard voted first team All-Region for the third time
April Emory March 11, 2009
March 11, 2009
PRINCETON, WV- Elizabeth City State University Senior All-American Anthony Hilliard
has been named to the 2008-2009 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Atlantic Region First
Team as released Wednesday morning.
Last season, with ECSU as a member South Atlantic Region, he was named the Co-Player
of the Year at the conclusion of his junior campaign. This season with the CIAA's
re-alignment of with the Atlantic Region Hilliard, the only ECSU player to be named
Conference (CIAA) Player of the Year twice, was named a First Team All-Region honoree
for the third time in his career.
During his career at ECSU Hilliard led the Vikings to their first CIAA Basketball
Title in 26 years, garnering MVP Tournament honors as sophomore in 2007. His junior
and senior campaigns were nothing short of spectacular as he led the CIAA in both
scoring and rebounding both seasons and helped guide ECSU to their first back-to-back
20 win seasons since 1970-1972. He ranks 4th all-time in school history in scoring
(1,967 points behind Marvin Trotman, Arthur Gaskins and Nate Higgs) and is one of
only two Vikings to grab 1,000 rebounds in a career. His sophomore and junior seasons
he was the only men's basketball player to average a double-double in the CIAA.
On the CIAA career leaders list Hilliard is tied at 29th in scoring, ranks 13th in
rebounds and is 14th overall in steals. As a First Team All-Region selection, he will
now move on to the national ballot for 2009 All-American consideration. For more information
on ECSU Athletics, visit www.ecsuvikings.com.
April J. Emory
Sports Information Director
Elizabeth City State University
1704 Weeksville Road
Campus Box 900
Elizabeth City, NC 27909