McFarland Named Hilbert College Student-Athlete of Month

Release Date:
January 3, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333



Dan McFarland, a junior left handed basketball player, has been named the Hilbert College Student-Athlete of the Month for December 2011.

The 6-1 guard averaged 19.5 points and 5.3 rebounds as he guided the Hawks to a 2-2 record in the final month of basketball in the year 2011. McFarland proved to be the team’s most consistent shooter crafting a 55.7 field goal percentage. Of his 61 shots from the floor, only nine were from behind the three point arc. The St. Mary’s of Lancaster graduate lead the team in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots (2), finished second in steals (8), minutes played (33.2 mpg) and third in assists (9).

McFarland’s best overall shooting performance was against Marywood University December 17 when he scored 27 points, off a blistering 70.6 field goal percentage, shooting 12 for 17 from the floor, with three of his four shots from behind the arc hitting the bottom of the net. In the team’s first AMCC contest, McFarland had his best overall game of the month when he scored 14 points (7 for 11 two-point field goals) and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds to pair with team high three steals in the loss to league-leader La Roche College.

McFarland (Lancaster, NY) is a criminal justice major and boasts a 3.16 cumulative grade point average.

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.