Parker named to All-AMCC First Team

Release Date:
May 7, 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 a 2008 All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) selection. Parker lands on the first team after pacing the Hawks in seven different offensive categories including batting average (.424), doubles (17), homeruns (3), runs batted in (31), total bases (78), slugging percentage (.661), and on base percentage (.465).

Parker, who currently ranks fourth nationally in doubles, led the AMCC statistically and finished seventh in both batting average and runs batted in. The sophomore second baseman ranked eighth in slugging percentage, and her 33 runs scored was eighth best in the conference. Parker finishes the 2008 season with 50 hits tying teammate Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West) and Lake Erie College’s Katie Puda for eighth place in that category.

Hilbert finished the 2008 campaign with an improved 9-27 record. Second-year head coach Kerry Levett will welcome back 12 scheduled returners next spring when the 2009 season gets under way.

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.