WATERVILLE, Maine ---- Colby College junior John Gilboy (Thornton Academy/Saco, Maine), the top thrower for the Mules' this year, was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Men's Track and Field/Cross Country Team.
Gilboy, who is now eligible for the Capital One Academic All-America Team, finished in third place in the hammer throw at the Maine State Outdoor Track and Field Championships and took fifth in the weight throw at the Maine indoor meet. He was a captain for both the indoor and outdoor track teams this year and will be a captain this fall for the football team in his senior season. Gilboy earned All-New England Small College Athletic Conference Second Team honors for his work on the offensive line for the football team.
Gilboy, a Chemistry: Biochemistry major, has been on the NESCAC All-Academic Team six times over the past two years. He is the TEAM IMPACT On Campus Ambassador to help pair chronically ill children with sports teams on campus. Gilboy also is a Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) member, is a member of Colby's Male Athletes Against Violence (MAAV), and is on the Football Leadership Council.
Just before he came to Colby, Gilboy earned the prestigious National Football Foundation (NFF) High School Scholar-Athlete Award in New York City. Just five high school players across the country were honored. Gilboy went on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic and volunteered at a hospital organized to serve Haitian immigrants.
Capital One Academic All-District 1
Men'sTrack and Fied/Cross Country
John Gilboy, Colby, junior, Chemistry: Biochemistry; Kyle Hannon, MIT, junior, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Stephen Kocienski, WPI, junior, Mechanical Engineering; Andrew Wortham, Bates, junior, English; Stephen Serene, MIT, senior; Computer Science and Engineering and Physics; Ben Scheetz, Amherst, senior; Physics; Chris Brown, Brandeis, senior, Economics; Stephen Wahome, Bridgewater State, junior, Management; Tyler Singer-Clark, MIT, sophomore; Computer Science and Engineering; Wesley DeChristofaro, WPI, sophomore, Electrical and Computer Engineering.