AMCC Recognizes McHale

Release Date:
January 23, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College women’s basketball player Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) was named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Player of the Week for the week ending January 22nd.

In a week that saw the Hawks go 2-1 in conference play, McHale averaged 17.0 ppg, 12.7 rpg and 4.3 bpg, and was just one rebound shy of a double-double in all three contests.

McHale started the week on the road at the University of Pitt-Bradford with an 11 point, nine-rebound performance. She would go on to have a monster game versus Mount Aloysius College, racking up 25 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks. The 5’11 sophomore followed that performance with 15 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks the following day against Penn State Altoona.

On the season, McHale currently leads the AMCC in rebounding (10.7 rpg) and blocked shots (2.57 bpg) and ranks second in field goal percentage (.548).

The Hawks (5-9, 4-4) return to action Tuesday night when they travel to Penn State Behrend. The game is scheduled for a 6:00 PM tip-off.

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.