Hyde Wins Summit League Player of the Year, Seibert Named First Team
March 7, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
ELMHURST, Ill. - The Summit League has announced that IPFW women's basketball player Amanda Hyde was named The Summit League Player of the Year for the second consecutive season in a vote of the league's eight head coaches, sports information directors and select media members. Teammate Haley Seibert was also selected to the First Team All-Summit League. It is the first time in program history that a pair of IPFW players has been named to the First Team.
For the second-straight season, Hyde was named the league's Player of the Year. She becomes the fifth player in league history to earn the honor multiple times in her career. The senior guard ranks first in the league and 14th in the country in scoring at 22.0 points per game, while connecting on 56 percent of her shots this season. In all games, Hyde ranks fourth in both three-point field goal percentage (.409) and free throw percentage (.869). The Findlay, Ohio, native captured five Player of the Week awards this season, tying her for second in league history for single-season honors. A Capital One Academic All-America First Team selection, she broke the league's single-season free throws made record (enters tournament play with 199) and tied the league's single-game free throws made mark (18) twice. Hyde is the only player in the nation averaging 20 points, four rebounds and four assists per game while shooting 50 percent from the field.
Seibert shared the Summit League scoring title with Hyde as both players finished the 12 league games with 308 points. The junior guard led the league with 52 three-pointers made, a 53.6 percent from beyond the arc, and was second on the team averaging 4.0 rebounds. In Summit League games, her 89.4 free throw percent ranked third, 54.9 field goal percent was sixth, and 26 steals were also sixth. The Terre Haute, Ind. native earned her first Summit League Player of the Week honor on January 21.
The Mastodons kick off the Summit League Tournament on Sunday, March 9, when the team faces off against Denver in a 3:30 p.m. (EDT) tip-off at the Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, S.D.