Richie Bonney, Hobart College, Sr., Forward

Richie Bonney, Hobart College, Sr., Forward

2014 Jostens Trophy Winner

Bonney, a native of Norwich, N.Y., helped lead the Statesmen to a 22-7 overall record and their second-straight Liberty League Tournament championship. Hobart then defeated No. 21 University of Scranton in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament, 94-81, before falling to Morrisville State, 86-75, in the second round.

The 2014 Liberty League Player of the Year and a two-time First Team All-Liberty League selection, Bonney recorded 20.4 points per game (second in the conference) and grabbed a league-best 11.0 rebounds per contest. He also logged 21 double-doubles, which is the second best mark in the nation. His 234 field goals made are the second most by a Statesman in a season, while his 591 points rank fifth on Hobart's single-season scoring list. Bonney also holds Hobart career records for points (1,738), field goals made (680), field goal percentage (.583), and games played (114). He finished third in career rebounds (951) and fifth in free throws made (356).

Bonney is just as impressive in the classroom and in the community. In the classroom, Bonney boasts a 3.88 grade point average as a philosophy and public policy studies major. He is a two-time Capital One First Team Academic All-American and was voted the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-America of the Year for Division III men's basketball. The three-time Liberty League All-Academic Team selection is a Druid and Chimera, Hobart's senior class and junior class honor societies, respectively.

In the community, Bonney has served as a pre-orientation leader for groups of incoming first-years during each of the past two summers, volunteering at Habitat for Humanity build sites in Geneva. He has helped with team basketball clinics in a local elementary school as well as an annual on campus basketball clinic for Ontario ARC.

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