Central Islip, NY - Senior cross country runner Christopher Banton (Christiana, Jamaica) from the New York Institute of Technology has been voted the 2008 East Coast Conference Men's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Banton helped the Bears secure a second place finish at the 2008 ECC Championships as he placed ninth overall with a time of 28:52.95. The Second Team All-Conference recipient is majoring in business administration and currently holds a 3.36 grade point average.
East Coast Conference Scholar-Athlete of Year recipients are nominated by their institution and voted on by the Faculty Athletic Representatives from each ECC institution.
Thomas Leninger (Sr., Molloy)
Ryan Pezzula (So., Adelphi)
John Limoncelli (So., Dowling)
Thomas Cannariato (Gr., Mercy)