McFarland and Whitman Named Hilbert Student Athletes Of November

Release Date:
December 7, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


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Dan McFarland {in photo to left} and Natalie Whitman {in photo to right} have been named as the Hilbert College Student-Athletes of the Month for November, 2012. Both basketball athletes, last season’s team MVPs, began their 2012-13 season where they left off last winter.

McFarland helped lead the Hawks to a 5-1 overall record in November. The 6’2” senior guard averaged 16.5 points, 4 assists and 6.2 rebounds per game. His 31 minutes a game were very productive for Hilbert, for when he wasn’t attacking the hoop for a score he was looking for an open teammate to dish the ball to. McFarland was 37 of 69 from the floor (.536) and was 20 of 25 from the foul line (.80). The lefty led Hilbert with 19 points in the team’s 40-point AMCC victory over D’Youville College. His most impressive game was against Keuka when he led the Hawks in scoring/rebounding/assists (19/8/8) in their road win November 26th. McFarland was named to the Hilbert Tip Off All-Classic team.

McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) is a criminal justice major and carries a 3.2 cumulative GPA.

The 5’11” Whitman also led her team in minutes played (32) as well as 15.7 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. She was credited with 54 rebounds and her 26 offensive boards were more rebounds than all (but one) teammate earned for the month. Her .390 field goal percentage (32 of 82) was second best for the Hawks and she earned 42 attempts at the foul line, making 30 (.714). Whitman produced two double-doubles in November with her most impressive game being the home win over Cazenovia when she hit for 21 points and 21 rebounds. She also scored 25 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the Hawks lop-sided road win over Penn State Du Bois November 17th.

Whitman (Lockport, NY/Starpoint) is a forensic science/crime scene investigation major with a 4.0 GPA after her first semester at Hilbert last spring.

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.