Frost Named Big Sky Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – NAU sophomore guard Amanda Frost, who scored a career-high 24 points to help the Lumberjacks push Nebraska to double overtime on Saturday, has been named Big Sky Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. The award is the first for Frost and the first weekly honor for the Lumberjacks since January 2010.
A sophomore transfer from Fullerton College in her first season at NAU, Frost led the Lumberjacks in scoring as NAU narrowly missed an upset of 9-1 Nebraska, now ranked No. 25 in the nation in the AP poll. She went 9-of-15 from the field and 6-of-9 from 3-point range, making six of her first seven 3-point attempts. She also added three assists, three steals, and one block in 31 minutes of playing time in just the second double-overtime game in NAU program history.
"When I hit that first three, the adrenaline just started going," said Frost after the game. "I hit a few more and started feeling like we really had this game. We started working as a team and everybody was knocking down shots in the second half but we just came up a little short. We know that if we can force a top team to two overtimes we should be great in the Big Sky."
For the season, Frost leads the team with 18 three-pointers made, is second on the team in averaging 9.3 points per game, and is tied for second with 17 total steals.