HC Lady Cagers Rank Nationally

Release Date:
March 30, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Hilbert College’s Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) and Autumn Lee Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) are both ranked among NCAA Division III women’s basketball leaders for the 2005-06 season.

McHale finishes her sophomore campaign ranked 24th in blocked shots per game (2.4) and 39th in rebounds per game (10.4). Lee Jeffries, the college’s all-time leader in points scored with 1,090, finished her senior season ranked 37th in blocked shots per game (2.0). As a team the Hawks ranked 15th in blocked shots per game swatting 5.4 per contest among 423 Division III programs.

The Hawks made their first ever trip to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) tournament in 2005-06 where they finished the regular season in 6th place. Second-year head coach Kara Rehbaum will look forward to the scheduled return of eight players for next season.

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.