Dec. 6, 2006
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - After helping lead the University of San Diego women's basketball team to the best start in program history at 5-0, sophomore forward Amber Sprague was tabbed as the West Coast Conference Player of the Month.
Sprague, who sat out all of last season due to injury, averaged 17.0 points per game during the first month of the season and led the conference in rebounding at 8.8 rebounds per game. The sophomore also averaged a conference-leading 3.0 steals per game in November, while pacing the circuit with an average of 2.6 blocks per game.
Sprague began the month with bang, dropping in 22 points and pulling down 10 boards in San Diego's season-opening win over Cal State Northridge and duplicated the 22-point effort in a win against UC Riverside on Nov. 14. The San Diego native just missed another double-double as she scored 10 points and pulled down nine rebounds in a victory over cross-town rival San Diego State and poured in 23 points in a win over Georgia Tech on Nov. 26. Sprague tied a conference single-game high with five blocks in a win over UC Riverside and collected five steals on two occasions, setting the team-high with five swipes against both Cal State Northridge and Air Force.