FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Amanda Frost, the school's single-season scoring record holder, will take her talents to Nashville, Tenn. this weekend in pursuit of her potential professional career on the hardwood. Frost will showcase her abilities at the 2014 Nashville Women's International Showcase during the NCAA Women's Final Four this Saturday and Sunday in front of scouts from both the WNBA and overseas in addition to FIBA agents, clubs and general managers.
"It's a huge opportunity to showcase what I've been working on throughout my college career," Frost said. "I'm ready and I want to go out there and do the best I can. I know I'm probably not going to get the ball as much as I did here, so I fight the odds and do what I have to do. I want them to see that I'm never giving up and that I'm working hard."
The Final Four combine will offer a group of approximately 80 female athletes, including Frost, with the opportunity to showcase themselves in front of professional personnel. Frost will participate in individual skill workouts, practice sessions and games. She will also receive instruction in class sessions comprising of international coaches, players and agents.
Frost put together one of the greatest seasons in school history this season, starting all 29 games and leading the Big Sky Conference in scoring at 22.5 points per game, which ranks 10th in the country heading into the Final Four. The senior from Riverside, Calif. amassed a school record 652 points this season, the fifth-highest total in Big Sky history, on her way to becoming the 14th Lumberjack to join the 1,000 point club. A lethal shooter and underrated playmaker, Frost finished her career ninth all-time in NAU history with 1,079 points.
For Frost, an All-Big Sky First Team selection and College Sports Madness All-American, this weekend will be a chance to go toe-to-toe with the nation's elite. Coming from a mid-major institution, Frost is looking forward to the big stage.
"That's the biggest motivation for me," Frost said. "I want to go there and go against the top girls from Louisville, UConn or wherever else. That's in the back of mind that I can run with these girls. That pushes me to do better."
A year ago, former Lumberjacks Amy Patton, the school's all-time leading scorer, and Aubrey Davis both participated in the ProHoops Combine at last year's Final Four in New Orleans, La. Patton parlayed her performance into an overseas opportunity in Australia where she recently joined the South West Slammers of the State Basketball League (SBL). In her professional debut, Patton posted a line of 21 points, 17 rebounds and five assists to lead the Slammers to a 64-50 victory. She then earned SBL Player of the Week honors.
Stay tuned to nauathletics.com next week for a recap of Frost's combine performance in Nashville.