Harrington Profiled in Sports Illustrated

Harrington Profiled in Sports Illustrated

Bennington, VT—Senior Southern Vermont College men’s basketball forward Nick Harrington (Brooklyn, NY/Grady) was honored in Sports Illustrated (SI) for his achievements this season. It is the first student-athlete from SVC to be selected by the prestigious publication.

“We are honored to have Nick chosen from literally thousands of applicants and make it into the preeminent sports magazine in the country,” said SVC Director of Athletics Benjamin Kozik. “Nick has had an amazing basketball career and hopefully it will continue on the professional level.”

The initial reason Harrington was nominated by the department was his 37-point and 33- rebound performance versus Mitchell College. Each week SI picks six athletes but only one per sport.

“What is amazing is that over the season only a select few men’s basketball players are selected,” added Kozik. “It is probably the hardest sport to be recognized in.”

Harrington leads the NCAA (Division III) for the second straight year in rebounding with 15.5 a game. He is fourth in the country in scoring with 27.2 points per game.

“It’s so cool to be in a magazine that everyone reads as a kid,” said Harrington. “My mom already bought four copies. I’m in a magazine that every young athlete wants to be in.”

Harrington concluded his career with 1,528 points and 1,026 rebounds. He leads the school in career boards and is second in scoring.

Attached below is the excerpt from SI:

Harrington, a senior forward at Southern Vermont, scored 37 points and had 33 rebounds in the Mountaineers' 88-77 win over Mitchell; he is believed to be only the second Division III player to have a 30-30 game. He led the nation in rebounds last year with 13.4 per game, and this year he is No. 1 with 15.5.