22   Amanda Corral
Amanda  Corral


Hobart, Ind.

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17 Huskies Honored as MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athletes

The award is presented to the “Best of the Best” in athletics and academics


Huskies Named to WBCA Academic Top-25 Team

NIU ranked No. 19 with a team GPA of 3.438


2015 Victors Honors the Accomplishments of NIU Student-Athletes

The sixth annual awards show was held Monday at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb


Quartet of Huskies Named Academic All-MAC

Academic All-American Amanda Corral highlights list of Huskies


Amanda Corral Named First Team All-MAC; Kelly Smith All-Freshman

Corral is the first Huskie since 2007 to earn the honor


NIU-Miami (Ohio) Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies 60-49 victory over Miami (Ohio). Freshmen Kelly Smith and Renee Sladek each recorded double-doubles as NIU limited the RedHawks to less than 50 points, the fifth different opponent to score in the 40s.


NIU-Bowling Green Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies 67-50 victory over Bowling Green, NIU's first over the Falcons since a four overtime victory in 2004.


NIU-Kent State Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies 66-49 victory over Kent State.


NIU-Valparaiso Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies 65-50 loss versus Valparaiso. NIU shot 50-percent in the second half.


NIU-Illinois State Highlights

Highlights from NIU's season-opening win over Illinois State, 55-51. Freshman Kelly Smith scored 17-points to lead the Huskies in scoring. It was NIU's first season-opening win since 2009.


NIU defeats Bowling Green, 67-50

The Huskies improved to 5-1 at home against the Falcons to earn their first win over BGSU since 2004.


NIU defeats Kent State, 66-49

The Huskies improved to 4-1 at home as it defeated Kent State, 66-49. NIU also improved to 2-2 in the MAC.


NIU defeats Toledo in Overtime, 68-59

The Huskies outscored the Rockets 28-12 in the final 11 minutes of the game earn its first win over Toledo since 2011.


NIU defeats Kent State, 65-43

The Northern Illinois women's basketball earned a complete team win over the Golden Flashes to improve to 4-4 in the MAC.


Northern Illinois falls to Buffalo, 63-52

Photos from the Huskies first home MAC loss against the Bulls.

Became the program's first ever Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team selection ... Closed her career as the 11th all-time scorer in program history (1,505 points) ... One of only two players in program history with 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists and 100 steals during her career ... Ended career No. 5 in three-point field goals (149) and three-point field goal percentage (.376), No. 6 in three-point field goal attempts (396) No. 9 in field goal attempts (1,318) ... 80 career 10-point games, 18 20-point games ... Became the Huskies 27th member of the 1,000-point club February 22, 2014 at home versus Central Michigan.

• First Team All-Mid American Conference, first NIU player since 2006-07 (Stephanie Raymond)
• Earned Capital One/CoSIDA First Team Academic All-America (only undergraduate) and Academic All-District honors; NIU first ever First Team Academic All-American
• Averaged 16.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting .445 from the field
• Led the Mid-American Conference three-point field goal percentage on 44-of-105 shooting (.419)
• Named MAC West Player of the Week three times (Nov. 21, Feb. 2, Feb. 9) while doubling as MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week on Feb. 11
• Scored at least 30 points twice, including a career-high 31 points versus Akron, going 9-for-18 from the field (Feb. 7)
• Scored at least 20-points eight times, including 24 in season-debut at Eastern Illinois (Nov. 26)
• Averaged 36.9 minutes per game, most in the MAC
• Registered fourth career double-double versus Eastern Michigan, scoring 15 points and grabbing 14 rebounds (Jan. 3)
• Scored in double figures in 21-of-26 games
• Missed first three games of the season, recovering from injury sustained in October
• Ranked 114th in the NCAA in scoring (16.2), 132nd in free-throw percentage (.784) and 140th in field goal percentage (.445)
• Helped the Huskies to the second-best turnovers per game rate in the NCAA (10.6/G)

• CoSIDA Academic All-District VII selection, only one of two players from MAC to earn the honor
• Third team All-Mid American Conference selection; Academic All-MAC
• Named MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week after averaging 25 points and five boards (Jan. 15)
• Played and started in all 30 games last season, averaging 31.9 minus per game
• Recorded 30-or-more minutes in 21 games; twice played 40-or-more (42 versus Toledo, Feb. 27)
• Averaged 13.5 points (11th in MAC), 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game
• Totaled a career-high 69 assists during the season
• Finished the year 156-for-368 (.424) from the field
• Reached double figures in scoring 21 times; Scored 20-or-more points in seven games
• Registered a career-high 30 points versus Eastern Michigan, going 10-for-16 from the field (Jan. 12)
• Made 10 field goals three times last season: Lamar (Nov. 30), EMU (Jan. 12), CMU (Feb. 22)
• Was one rebound shy of a double-double versus Mississippi Valley State, scoring 14 points (Nov. 12)
• Tied her career-high for three-pointers made at Miami (Ohio), going 4-of-6 and scoring 24 (Jan. 18)
• Averaged 1.1 steals per game, recording three in a game twice (last: at Bowling Green, Jan. 26)
• Was 8-of-9 at the free throw line versus Eastern Michigan (Jan. 12)
• Distributed five assists twice last year: versus Bradley (Nov. 21) and Illinois State (Dec. 5)

• Started in all 29 games she appeared in
• Only one of two players in the Mid-American Conference to lead her team in scoring (12.7), rebounds (5.0) and assists (2.0) per game in 2012-13; Tamzin Barroilhet of Kent State accomplished the feat as well
• Twice selected as the Mid-American Conference's Female Scholar Athlete of the Week
• Academic all-MAC
• Finished eighth in the MAC in scoring average at 12.7 points per game
• Established single season career highs in points (369), made field goals (129), assists (60) and steals (33)
• Second on the team and sixth in the league in three-point field goal percentage (.381)
• Her 48 three pointers led the team and was eighth in the MAC
• Tallied 22 double digit scoring efforts, including a season-high 20 points in NIU's 73-52 win over Ohio (Feb. 20)
• Finished fourth in the MAC and led the team in free throw percentage (.797)
• Recorded her third double-double of her career scoring 18 points and grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds at Western Michigan (March 6).

• Started and scored in all 31 games, averaging 31.7 minutes per game
• Ranked second on the team in scoring by averaging 10.0 points per game and was top three in assists (47), steals (21), and rebounds (149)
• Led team in scoring on six occasions while leading the team in rebounds seven times
• Led team and MAC in 3-point shooting percentage at 45.1 percent, which is good for the all-time best single season performance in school history
• Scored in double digits 16 times
• Recorded a double-doubles twice, first against Temple (Nov. 20, 16 points, 10 rebounds) and then at Indiana (Dec. 17, 15 points, 10 rebounds)...shot over 50 percent from the field in 12 games
• Logged 40 or more minutes four times with her season-high of 43 coming vs. Western Illinois (11/16/11)
• Posted her most efficient and highest scoring game of the season vs. Western Michigan (March 3) as she was 9-for-12, and 3-for-3 on threes, with 21 points
• Was perfect on three-pointers five times
• Pulled down 10 rebounds three times and had 19 games with five or more rebounds
• Handed out three or more assists eight times with her season-best of five coming against Central Michigan (Jan. 5)
• Had 15 or more points seven times.

• Four-year varsity letter winner and team MVP the Hobart Brickies
• Averaged 17.9 points, 5.0 steals and 4.0 rebounds per game as a senior before tearing her anterior cruciate ligament in the fourth game of the season
• Named a McDonald's All-American nominee as a senior
• Also named to Indiana All-Star Team and received the John Wooden Citizenship Award during halftime of the game at Conseco Fieldhouse
• In 22 games as a junior, averaged 16.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game
• Garnered Indiana All-Star Team and First Team All-State selections as a junior
• Chosen as a First Team All-Area player by the Northwest Indiana Times and Post-Tribune as a junior and sophomore
• Tallied 15.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game in 18 contests as a sophomore
• Posted 9.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game in 21 games as a freshman
• Earned First Team All-Conference honors in each of her first three seasons as a Brickie.

• Daughter of Jose and Phyllis Corral
• Born October 12, 1992 in Merrillville, Ind.
• Member of the National Honor Society
• Graduated with Academic Honors Diploma
• Involved with food pantries, Giving Tree, and raising money for breast cancer
• Enjoys spending time with her twin sister, Alycia. Majoring in Physical Therapy.

Minutes: 45, at UIC (12/22/12)
Field Goals Made: 12, vs Bowling Green (1/28/15)
Field Goals Attempted: 23, vs Central Michigan (2/22/14)
Three Pointers Made: 5, at Eastern Illinois (11/26/14)
Three Pointers Attempted: 9, vs Central Michigan (2/25/15)
Free Throws Made: 10, twice, last; vs Central Michigan (2/25/15)
Free Throws Attempted: 11, twice, last; vs Central Michigan (2/25/15)
Rebounds: 12, at Western Michigan (3/6/13)
Assists: 8, at Ball State (2/21/15)
Blocks: 3, vs Miami (Ohio) (2/4/15)
Steals: 4, three times, last; vs Ball State (2/21/15)
Points: 31, vs Akron (2/7/15)

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