Hobart's Nick Bianchi and Sean Kluber are among the 671 student-athletes nationwide who comprise the 2011 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. Now in its fifth season, the Hampshire Honor Society recognizes college football players who have completed their athletic eligibility and have maintained a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.
A cornerback, Bianchi played in all nine games as a senior, starting four. He logged 12 tackles, including eight solo, and four pass break ups. Bianchi produced his best game of the season against nationally ranked St. John Fisher, recording a career-high seven tackles and three pass break ups.
A three-time Liberty League All-Academic selection, Bianchi played in 21 career games, registering 31 tackles (23 solo). A writing and rhetoric major, he is scheduled to graduate later this month.
An offensive lineman, Kluber served as a team captain in 2010. He started at right or left tackle in every game this season as the Statesmen led the Liberty League in passing offense (233.7 yds/g), total offense (378.8 yds/g), third down conversion (38.7%), red zone offense (80.0%), scoring offense (31.3 ppg), and passing efficiency (125.3 PER). Kluber was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week after helping the Statesmen gain a season-high 648 yards of offense without allowing a sack against Union.
Kluber was awarded Hobart's Mike Roberti '90 Memorial Award for character, outstanding sportsmanship, and the positive influence he had on his teammates. He completed his degree in media and society in December and is currently an account executive for Power Home Remodeling Group in Melville, N.Y.
Hobart was 5-4 overall this season, including a 3-3 mark in the Liberty League.