Amber Sprague
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Amber Sprague

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, CA

High School:
Mission Bay HS

Height:
6-5

Position:
Center

Experience:
3V

JUNIOR (2007-08): Played and started in all 32 games...helped lead the team to the WCC Tournament championship...was named first-team All-WCC...was named to the WCC All-tournament team...was named the MVP of the Maggie Dixon Surf `N Slam Classic...was named the WCC Player of the Week once...led the team in scoring with a 15.2 ppg average, and paced the team in rebounds per game at 8.7...recorded 12 double-doubles on the season...scored in double figures in 26 of USD's 32 games...moved into second all-time in career points with 1,243...scored a season-high 30 points twice this season, once in a win against UCLA (12-8-07) and in a win against Portland (2/14/08)...recorded double-digit rebounds in 15 games this season...had a season--high 16 rebounds in a win against Pepperdine (2/2/08).

SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Played a huge role in the biggest turn around in program history, a 12-game improvement...helped lead the team to the best record in program history at 21-9...was named first-team All-WCC...led the team in scoring at 14.8 ppg and led the WCC in rebounds at 8.0 rpg...led the team in blocked shots at 58, which placed her fifth all-time in single-season blocks at USD...was named WCC Player of the Month for November...took home two WCC Player of the Week Awards...recorded seven double-doubles...recorded a career-high 15 rebounds in a win against Cal State Fullerton (12/16006)...scored a season-high 27 points in a win against Pacific (12/1/06)...scored 20 or more points in eight games...was named to the Surf n Slam All-Tournament team...scored 20 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in a win against San Francisco (1/7/07)...scores 17 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in a win against San Francisco (2/7/07).

SOPHOMORE (2005-06)
Redhsirted at San Diego.

FRESHMAN (2004-05)
Set USD's freshmen scoring record by averaging a team-leading 14.5 points per game... Honored as an All-West Coast Conference Honorable Mention player despite starting in just six league games due to injury... Led the WCC in blocked shots (1.4 pg)... Her 14.5 points per game average ranks 9th highest all-time for any Torero in a single-season and was 4th best among all WCC players in 2004-05... Scored 15 points in her first collegiate game at Arizona State (11/20)... Pulled down seven rebounds and blocked two shots three nights later against San Diego State (11/23)... Went on to reach double-figures in scoring in 11 of USD's 13 non-conference games, scoring 27 points at UC Riverside (12/3), 20 against Utah State (12/10) and a season-high 33 at UC Irvine (1/2)... Led the Toreros in scoring in seven of USD's first nine games- blocking at least one shot in all nine games... Totaled a season-high 13 rebounds en route to a double-double (13 rebounds-17 points) performance against Vermont (12/28) at San Diego's Surf `n Slam Holiday Classic... Blocked a season-high four shots three different times... Started 17 times, with injury forcing her to come off the bench six times and miss five games completely.

HIGH SCHOOL
Honored as the CIF Division III Athlete of the Year as a senior at local Mission Bay High School... Completed an outstanding prep career in the spring of 2004 by averaging 20 points per game and leading the Buccaneers to a Division III CIF Championship... Three-time All-CIF First Team selection... Helped Mission Bay compile a 53-9 overall record during her final two prep seasons... Was twice named an All-America Honorable Mention by Street & Smith... Nike All-America selection as a junior in 2003... Invited to compete at the USA Youth Development Festival... Earned four All-Western League First Team honors... Excellent student at Mission Bay; named to the San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team.

OFF THE COURT
Born on October 10, 1986 in Hershey, Pennsylvania... Daughter of John and Catherine Sprague of San Diego... Was heavily recruited out of high school by Penn State, Kansas State, Vanderbilt, Oregon State and Arizona State, among others... High School teammate of current USD guard Amanda Rego... Chose to attend USD to play college basketball in front of her family and friends, while also being an impact player for a team on the rise.