Eric J. Hanson (1996-1998)
Hanson was a two-year member of the Alfred State College baseball team. He was a member of the first ASC Region III Championship (Spring 1997) and the first Western New York Athletic Conference Championship team (Fall 1997). During his time at Alfred, the baseball team had a 90-35 record.
For his career, Hanson hit .368 with 17 homeruns, 93 RBI, 122 runs scored and 40 stolen bases. Currently he is in the top five in eight offensive categories and in the top 10 in 11 offensive categories. He was named All-Region III in 1997 and 1998, and All-WNYAC in 1997.
Hanson was also honored three times by the baseball program by being named the Most Valuable Position Player. He was also named Freshman Athlete of the Year by the Athletic Department in 1997.
In addition to his athletic honors, Hanson was named to the Region III All-Academic Team in 1998. Hanson is the first baseball player to be inducted into the Alfred State College Athletics Hall of Fame.
After he finished his athletic and academic career at Alfred State, Hanson received a baseball scholarship to Quincy (IL) University. Currently Hanson is employed by SBC Telecommunications, Co. and resides in Streamwood, IL, with his wife Angela.