Jan. 15, 2014
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Junior Amanda Corral has been named Scholar Athlete of the Week by the Mid-American Conference. Corral, a health science/pre-physical therapy major, receives the honor for the third time in her career. The Huskie guard has a 4.0 GPA in the program, and she was outstanding in two games for the Huskies over the previous week, averaging 25.0 points per game.
Corral scored a career-high 30 points in NIU's 77-54 victory over Eastern Michigan on Sunday, January 12. She was 10-of-16 from the field, knocking down two three-point shots. From the free throw line, she didn't let her opportunities go to waste, hitting 8-of-9 attempts. She also added six rebounds and four assists. On defense, she showed off her quick hands, getting two steals on the game.
On Wednesday, January 9 at Toledo, Corral lead the Huskies on a come back attempt as the team was down 59-41 with 10:47 left in the game. She went 9-of-14 overall, scoring a team-high 20 points. She also pulled down four rebounds during the game. Corral's efforts fell just short in this one, as the Huskies narrowly avoided victory, falling 73-71.
Corral leads the Huskies in scoring so far this year, averaging 15.3 points per game. She has turned up the intensity for conference play, averaging 20.7 points per game while shooting over 60 percent from the field (24-of-39).
Corral and the Huskies are at Central Michigan for a game on Wednesday, January 15 at 6 p.m. in hopes of improving the team's conference record to 3-1. NIU will play again on Saturday, January 18 at home against Miami (Ohio) at 2 p.m.