March 10, 2014
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Mid-American Conference released its All-MAC Awards Monday afternoon and Northern Illinois guard Amanda Corral (Hobart, Ind./Hobart) was named to the All-Mid American Conference third team. The junior, averaging 13.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, is the first NIU player to earn All-MAC honors since 2010-11 when Marke Freeman was named to the second team.
Corral has enjoyed a career season for the Huskies, scoring 10-or-more points in 20 of NIU's 28 games this season. The junior has also scored 20-or-more points seven times in 2013-13.
In Northern Illinois' third conference game of the season on January 12 versus Eastern Michigan, Corral scored a career-high 30 points on 10-of-16 shooting to lead NIU to a 23 point victory over EMU, 77-54.
On February 22 versus Central Michigan, Corral entered the Huskies 1,000 point club, becoming the 26th Huskie to join the elite sorority. She is already No. 22 all-time in the NIU scoring annals with 1,067 point, an average of 12.1 points per game in the Northern Illinois' Cardinal and Black.
The Huskies will begin the Mid-American Conference Tournament Monday, March 10 as it takes on Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti, Mich. Tipoff is slated for 4 p.m. Central.