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 252-335-3278 (office) 252-335-3627 (fax) www.ecsuvikings.com