Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Recognizes Berkeley College Basketball Players with All-Conference and All-Academic Honors

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HUDSON VALLEY INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE RECOGNIZES BERKELEY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYERS WITH ALL-CONFERENCE AND ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS
 
Cierra Highland of Brooklyn, NY, Named HVIAC Player of the Year

Berkeley HVIAC 

Photo Caption: The Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference recently recognized seven Berkeley College Knights for their athletic and academic accomplishments. Pictured clockwise from top left are: Cierra Highland of Brooklyn, NY; Amal (Cammy) Mahmoud of Brooklyn, NY; Kinga Kupras of Lezajsk, Poland; Daquan Jackson of the Bronx, NY; Dontel Henry of the Bronx, NY; Turray Bynum of the Bronx, NY; and (not pictured) William Gough of Staten Island, NY. 

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The Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) recently recognized seven Berkeley College Knights for their athletic and academic accomplishments. Guard Cierra Highland of Brooklyn, NY, was named HVIAC Player of the Year. 

Highland, a graduate of Bedford Academy High School, was previously named an HVIAC Player of the Week and three-time Rookie of the Week. She topped the conference in scoring, averaging 28 points, and added seven rebounds, four steals and two assists for the Knights in league play. 

Highland led the Knights in the hard-fought Championship game in the HVIAC Tournament on February 27, 2022, scoring 20 points and grabbing eight rebounds, six steals and two assists in a 58-56 loss to Five Towns College. 

The Berkeley College Men’s Basketball team secured its seventh consecutive HVIAC Tournament victory, defeating Word of Life Bible Institute, 89-79. The victory marked the team’s 13th HVIAC Championship win since 2006. 

The HVIAC presented the following awards to the Knights: 

Women’s Basketball 

HVIAC All-Conference Team:
- Cierra Highland of Brooklyn, NY; Bedford Academy High School
- Amal (Cammy) Mahmoud of Brooklyn, NY; Bedford Stuyvesant Preparatory 

HVIAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year:
- Cierra Highland of Brooklyn, NY; Bedford Academy High School 

HVIAC All-Academic Team:
- Kinga Kupras of Lezajsk, Poland; Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School 

Men’s Basketball 

HVIAC All-Conference Team:
- Turray Bynum of the Bronx, NY; John F. Kennedy High School
- Dontel Henry of the Bronx, NY; Brooklyn Collegiate
- Daquan Jackson of the Bronx, NY; Harding University High School (NC) 

HVIAC All-Academic Team:
- William Gough of Staten Island, NY; Bay Ridge Prep 

More Information: For more on the Knights, visit www.BerkeleyCollegeKnights.com. 

About Berkeley College

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