Friday, May 16, 2008


Chris Koras, who graduates this weekend, has received yet another academic award. He is one of 76 student athletes in the SUNY system to earn the 2007-2008 Scholar Athlete Award.

“The Scholar Athlete Award is one of the most selective and prestigious awards bestowed by SUNY,” said Interim SUNY Chancellor John B. Clark. “It speaks volumes about the hard work, dedication and perseverance that our student athletes exhibit both in classroom and in their particular sport throughout the year. I commend the recipients as well as their coaches and other mentors on this extraordinary achievement.”

Koras, a pre-law student who majored in business administration and minored in economics, received the Department of Political Science’s award for the “the most promising senior pre-law student.” He also was the SUNY Chancellor’s Award of Excellence winner for ice hockey as announced by the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) for the player with the highest cumulative grade point average. Koras was named to the All-SUNYAC team as a second-team selection after finishing the season with six goals and a team-leading 14 assists for 20 points in SUNYAC games. Overall, he finished with 10 goals and 20 assists for 30 points. He helped the Golden Eagles to a 7-15-3 record and led the squad with five power-play goals. He ended his career at Brockport with 98 games played and 82 career points on 22 goals and 60 assists.