McFarland Earns National Recognition

Release Date:
July 17, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

KANSAS CITY, MO – On July 10th, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2012 NABC Honors Court team which recognizes junior or senior varsity athletes who have earned a 3.2 cumulative grade point average (or higher) at an NCAA Division I, II, III or NAIA institution.   Hilbert College’s Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) was one of 467 student-athletes who excelled on and off the basketball court during the 2011-12 year with McFarland being the only athlete recognized from the ten-team Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

On the court, McFarland’s 483 points (17.9 ppg) and 58 steals led the Hawks (11-7) to a 4th place finish in the AMCC league standings.   Additionally, the 6’1 junior guard pulled down 140 rebounds and distributed 86 assists which earned him an AMCC 1st Team All-Conference selection and helped guide Hilbert to a 15-11 overall finish. His 1,168 career points places him at #7 in Hilbert’s All-Time scorers list. 

Off the court, the criminal justice major maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 through his six semesters at Hilbert.

Follow this link to read the full NABC release.

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.