May 4, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego's junior point guard Amanda Rego has been named the 2007 NCAA Division I statistical champion for assists per game, it was announced by the NCAA.
Rego became the first player in the history of the program to lead the nation in this category, as she paced the nation with 7.7 assists per game. Rego also became the first player in the history of the program to achieve the honor of West Coast Conference Co-Player of the Year after helping lead the Toreros to the biggest turn around in program history and the programs first-ever berth into the Women's National Invitational Tournament.
Rego was the floor leader for the Toreros and paced the conference in both steals (2.75 spg) and assists per game (7.7 apg). 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 past 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.