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Amanda Rego Named WCC Co-Player of the Year

Feb. 26, 2007

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The University of San Diego's junior point guard Amanda Rego has been tabbed as the West Coast Conference Co-Player of the Year, along with a first-team All-WCC selection. Joining her on the yearly honors, head coach Cindy Fisher was tabbed as the WCC Co-Coach of the Year. Amber Sprague was also selected first-team All-WCC and freshman Morgan Henderson was named to the All-WCC Freshman team.

Rego becomes the first player in the history of the USD program to take home this honor and this also marks the first time in conference history there has been a Co-Player of the Year as Stephanie Hawk from Gonzaga was the other recipient of this award. Rego was the floor leader for the Toreros and paced the conference in both steals (2.75 spg) and assists per game (7.64 apg), leading the nation in the latter as well. This season, Rego has become the single-season assists leader at USD with her 214 assists. Rego has also moved into fifth-all-time at USD in career assists at 369. Rego has also set the new USD single-game record for assists with 14, and she has recorded double digit assists in 12 games this season. Rego was named the WCC Player of the Month in December and has taken home the WCC Player of the Week Award on two difference occasions.

WCC Co-Coah of the Year

Fisher orchestrated the University of San Diego's biggest turn around in program history and guided the Toreros to a second place finish in the WCC along with the program's first 20-win season. In Fisher's first season, the Toreros finished 9-19, this season USD had a 12-game improvement to earn the league's best overall record. Under Fisher's tutelage, the Toreros have placed three players on the All-WCC lists this season, with Rego and Sprague taking home first-team honors and Henderson being named to the All-WCC Freshman team.

Amber Sprague All-WCC First-team

Sprague was the second USD player to be named to the All-WCC first-team, along with Rego. Sprague led the team in scoring at 14.6 ppg and rebounds at 8.1 rbg. Sprague has recorded six double-doubles on the season and scored a season-high 27 points in a win against Pacific on Dec. 12. Sprague was named the WCC Player of the Month for November after leading the Toreros to a perfect 5-0 record in the month. She has been named the WCC Player of the Week on two different occasions.

Morgan Henderson All-Freshman team

Henderson has been a huge boost both offensively and defensively. Henderson averaged 8.3 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game overall and in conference action she as the team's third leading scorer at 10.2 ppg. Henderson was huge this past week for the Toreros as her career-high 28 points propelled USD to a win over Portland in the regular-season finale. Henderson recorded her first collegiate double-double in a heart-breaking loss to Pepperdine as he scored 15 points and pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds.

The Toreros will return to action on Thursday as they open play in the WCC Tournament with a 12:00 p.m. tip-off against the seventh-seeded University of San Francisco inside of the Chiles Center on the campus of the University of Portland.