McHale honored as AMCC POTW

Release Date:
February 18, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

GIBSONIA, PA – For the second time this season, Hilbert College women’s basketball player Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) has been named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s (AMCC) Player of the Week.

The conference’s top shot blocker (3.48 bpg) and second leading rebounder (10.4 rpg) gave two more standout performances last week. The 5’11 senior forward scored 15 points and grabbed nine boards in a road loss to the University of Pitt-Greensburg, then challenged Frostburg State with a 22 point, 18 rebound, seven-block effort at home.

Already Hilbert’s all-time leading rebounder (1,055), McHale currently ranks 6th nationally in blocks per game. She is the only player in the program’s history to have more than 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career.

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.