FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2014
Lithuania native was
also a 2014
Northeast-10 Man of the Year finalist
ESSEX, Vt. – The College of Saint
Rose senior men’s basketball standout Dominykas
Milka has been named the 2013-14 Northeast-10
Conference Male Outstanding Scholar-Athlete of the Year, it was
announced Monday night at the organization’s yearend banquet
at the Essex Resort & Spa in the Greater Burlington Area.
Milka, who is from Ridgewood, N.Y. and is a Lithuania native, graduated from Saint Rose with a 3.65 GPA as an Accounting major. On the court, the Golden Knights center averaged 19.1 points and 12.0 rebounds combined the past two years, collecting Northeast-10 First Team accolades both seasons.
“My time at Saint Rose has changed my life significantly,” said Milka. “I was a boy in a small town in Lithuania that loved basketball, and through being a hard-working athlete, I got to live an immigrant’s dream in America on a daily basis.”
In the classroom, Milka is a two-time Capital One Academic All-America honoree, and has also admirably spent a great deal of his time working in the community. He has spent time volunteering at Charity Wheelchair Basketball games, the Albany Country Regional Food Bank, annual PAL Basketball clinics and making patient visits to local hospitals.
“Over four years at Saint Rose, I became aware that if you really want to be a good leader, you have to always give back to the community,” added Milka. “My community service experiences have given me a chance to realize that you cannot take anything for granted in life. I believe you have to appreciate all of your blessings because not everyone has what you have.”
In the Golden Knights’ record book, Milka finishes his career fifth all-time among Saint Rose leaders in rebounding (961) and eighth in scoring (1,550). He was also a two-time Division II Bulletin Honorable Mention All-America, a two-time NABC and Daktronics First Team All-East Region choice, a 2013-14 NABC Reese’s All-Star Game participant and the Northeast-10 Sport Excellence Winner this past winter.
The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,000 student-athletes. Each year, 4,000 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.
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