Parker takes home weekly AMCC softball honors

Release Date:
April 28, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

GIBSONIA, PA – Hilbert College softball player Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) has been named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Player of Week, for the week ending April 27th, 2008.

Parker went 16-32 (.500) in eight games last week, recording 10 RBIs, eight doubles and two home runs. Her bat was critical in two AMCC wins, a 15-10 decision over Frostburg State (4-5, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs) and a 9-6 victory over Penn State Altoona (3-4, 3 doubles, 2 runs scored). The sophomore second baseman is currently ranked in the top 10 in 7 AMCC hitting categories, including batting average (.424), slugging percentage (.661), runs scored (33), hits (50), RBIs (31), and doubles (17), where she also ranks eighth nationally.    

The Hawks complete the 2008 season with an improved 9-27 record and a ninth place finish (3-15) in the AMCC.

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.