Edwards bestowed with DIII News weekly honors

Release Date:
December 19, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

BEAVERTON, OR – Hilbert College men’s basketball player Malcolm Edwards (Cleveland Heights, OH/Lutheran East)) has been recognized as a DIII News Hotshot for the week ending December 17th, 2007. The Eastern College Athletics Conference (ECAC) has also garnished Edwards as the South Region Player of the Week.

Edwards was named to the all-tournament team at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Harold J. Brodie Tournament, leading the Hawks to a 1-1 showing. He posted back-to-back double-doubles with a 20 point/12 rebound in a near upset of Oswego State, and followed with a 20 point/16 board effort in a win over D’Youville College. The 6’7 forward finished the weekend averaging 20.0 ppg, 14.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, and 2.5 bpg while shooting 67.7% (19 of 28) from the field.  For his efforts, Edwards was recognized as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Player of the Week.

DIII News is the monthly newsletter of NCAA Division III men’s basketball. Since its inception 70 years ago, the ECAC has emerged as the largest conference in the United States. The Conference has grown significantly from 58 charter members to today having 320 member institutions in Divisions I, II and III, ranging in location from Maine to Georgia.

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.