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Christian Hilbrich

School

Cornell

Position
Forward
Major
Applied Economics and Management

Classroom

Christian Hilbrich carries a 3.46 GPA and has been listed on the dean’s list three times in Cornell’s Dyson School of Business, where he is an Applied Economics and Management major with a finance concentration. He has won the team’s Wendell & Francella Earle Award, which is presented to the team’s top student in each class, in each of his first three seasons at Cornell. He has also served as a teaching assistant for marketing and Leadership & Management in Sports classes. Hilbrich is a three-time selection to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team.

Character

Hilbrich is a member of Cornell’s prestigious Sphinx Head Senior Honor Society, which recognizes members of the junior and senior class who have distinguished themselves in leadership and service to the university. He was part of the 125th Tapping Class in April 2015.

Community

Some of the community service projects Hilbrich has been involved in include a service trip in May 2014 with El Portal de Belén Foundation to Don Juan, Dominican Republic. The group was involved in the construction of a chapel in the community of Bosque Abajo, and it provided clothing and construction materials to a community in need. He has also volunteered with the Big Red Paw program, through which he focuses on serving as a mentor through visits to nearby Newfield Elementary School.

Competition

Hilbrich has the rare combination of hulking size and the skill of a goal-scorer, as demonstrated by his team-leading 10 goals last season and nine goals during the 2013-14 campaign. The Big Red was 6-1-2 in games in which he scored last season, including a victory over NCAA tournament-bound Denver in which Hilbrich had two goals and an assist. He has been invited to attend summer development camps with three NHL teams: the Washington Capitals (2013), Anaheim Ducks (2014) and New York Rangers (2015). Hilbrich was also named the winner of the team’s 2013 Greg Ratushny Award, which is presented annually to the team’s most promising freshman.