Whitman Earns Second All-Conference Honor
- Release Date:
- May 10, 2013
- The Office of Sports Information
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PITTSBURGH, PA – Hilbert College’s Natalie Whitman was named as a 2013 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) All-Conference member. Whitman landed on the Third Team as a 1st baseman for the 8-20 Hawks.
Mary Kate Bongiovanni (Medaille) was selected as the Player of the Year, Sydney Mosby (Pitt-Bradford) as the Pitcher of the Year and Mackenzie Kehlenbeck (D’Youville) as the Newcomer of the Year. Pitt-Bradford’s Tina Martin earned her second AMCC Coach of the Year award.
Whitman finished the season with 28 hits, hitting a team-best 6 doubles, while driving in 10 runs and personally crossing home plate 14 times while hitting .359. The 5’11 first baseman used her length to stretch out for 102 put-outs during the season. She covered the highest number of bases (37) for the Hawks and was credited with three steals during the 2013 season. Whitman also stepped inside the circle on a few occasions. She carried the Hawks through 19 innings, striking out 13 while giving up 28 hits.
This selection marks the second honor Whitman received for softball this spring. Previously she was named as the Player of the Week (April 8).
Whitman also became the first Hilbert student-athlete to be named to an AMCC All-Conference team in multiple sports in the same academic year.
Hilbert finished in 8th place out of the ten league teams, sporting a 6-12 record. The Hawks swept Penn State Behrend for the program’s first double head victory over the Lions since Hilbert joined the AMCC in 2004-05.
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.