Whitman Named To AMCC All-Conference Team
- Release Date:
- February 26, 2013
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference released the 2012-13 women’s basketball All Conference selections on February 26. Hilbert College’s Natalie Whitman earned a spot on the 3rd Team after leading the Hawks to a 3-22 overall record.
Jessica Pitts (La Roche) was recognized as the Player of the Year and the Defensive Player of the Year, both honors she garnered one season earlier. The Newcomer of the Year was given to Alexis Smith (D’Youville) and Kamela Dissenganner (La Roche) and Patrick Daniel (Pitt-Bradford) shared the Coach of the Year award.
Whitman completed her first full year for the Hawks. The junior forward averaged 13.6 points (#9) and 8.8 rebounds (#6) for Hilbert which ranked her as one of the Top 10 league performers. She finished the season with a .415 field goal percentage even when opponents keyed on her as the primary Hilbert player to defend. Whitman earned 9 double-doubles this year and her most impressive game was in the Hawks road win over Cazenovia when she scored 21 points and grabbed 21 rebounds.
The women’s basketball All-Conference teams are young, with seven juniors dominating the 15 slots making up the three teams. Only three seniors were selected and those athletes were on the 2nd and 3rd teams.
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.