Snider Wins Vitone Award
Date: May 17,2007
Eric Snider, a senior forward on the University of Rochetser menís basketball
team, was presented with the John Vitone Award by the Department of Athletics
The award is
presented to a junior or senior for outstanding sportsmanship in the menís
intercollegiate sports program.
Snider is a resident of Fairport, New York and an alumnus of Fairport High
School. He was a four-year letterwinner in basketball at Rochester who served
as team captain in his senior year. During that four-year period, Rochester
had an aggregate record of 84-24 and played in three NCAA tournaments. The
Yellowjackets advanced to the NCAA Division III National Championship Game in
2005, his sophomore year (Rochesterís third championship game appearance in
four Final Fours).
Away from the court, he was named to the University Athletic Association
All-Academic Team for three consecutive years (sophomore through senior year).
He was the basketball teamís representative to the Varsity Student-Athlete
Advisory Committee, a member of the St. Sebastian Community Service Network, a
member of the Catholic Newman Community, and a research assistant in the
department of political science.
John Vitone was an assistant football coach at the University for 25 years, 17
as the defensive coordinator. He served as the Coordinator of Club Sports from
1977-1991. The varsity weight room was renamed in his honor, shortly after his
passing in 1992. He was inducted into the Athletics & Recreation Hall of Fame
Photographer: Chirs Landon/FinishPhoto.com
November 18, 2005 - Eric Snider