Amanda McHale ranked in blocked shots

Release Date:
December 19, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Hilbert College women’s basketball player Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) has turned in the two best performances for blocked shots in a game. NCAA Division III rankings came out this week and the Hawks’ 5’11 forward sits atop the country’s best performers through the week ending December 16th.

McHale’s 11 blocked shots in last week’s game versus Fredonia State broke the Hilbert College mark for blocks in a game and currently ranks as the top performance in the country. The senior also sits in a tie for the number two spot after an eight block outing against Nazareth College earlier in the year.

With 40 blocks already this season, McHale’s 4.0 blocks per game rank her fourth nationally. 6’3 Liz Hickey of the University of Mary Washington leads the country with 4.9 blocks per game.

The Hawks are off until a date with cross town rival D’Youville College on January 2nd.

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.