Hamilton College Profile

Continental Scholar Athletes

To many, the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is synonymous with all that's right with college athletics. Highly competitive, both academically and athletically, the conference strictly enforces high admissions standards for varsity athletes. That's the environment within which the Hamilton Continentals men's Basketball team exists; weekly competitive conference games against the likes of Williams, Middlebury, Bowdoin, and Amherst, and high expectations for players in the classroom. And that's why Hamilton players love their team, school, and conference.

Head coach Adam Stockwell is in his third season once again making the NESCAC tournament, never an easy task in the highly competitive NESCAC, a conference that had two of the nation's top 10 teams. Coach Stockwell, the ninth head coach in Hamilton men's basketball history, guided SUNY Oswego and Clarkson University to one NCAA Division III tournament appearance apiece in seven seasons as head coach at those schools.

Coach Stockwell played college basketball at Division II Le Moyne College. As a senior, he was a captain for a team that tied the record for best season in program history at 24-6, won the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) tournament and played in the NCAA tournament. He was inducted into the Le Moyne College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. Stockwell graduated with a degree in economics and later earned his master's in business administration from Canisius.

About Hamilton College
Hamilton College's 1,350-acre campus is situated on a hilltop overlooking bucolic Clinton, New York. Although technically not in New England, if Hollywood were to create the ideal New England liberal arts college campus, Hamilton might very well be it.

Writing is a central focus of the academic mission of Hamilton, as expressed in the College's mantra "Hamilton is a national leader in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves." With an otherwise open curriculum, the emphasis on writing results in one of the few course distribution requirements, as students must take at least three writing-intensive classes. The most popular Hamilton majors are economics, mathematics, political science and biology.

Founded in 1793 and named for Alexander Hamilton, a trustee on the board, Hamilton enrolls approximately 1,800 students from 46 states and 40 countries. Hamilton's admissions are highly competitive; its SAT 25th-75th percentile range is 1950 to 2220, and it accepts only around 27% of those who apply. Play the video below for more on Hamilton.