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Hyde honored as Summit Player of the Year

IPFW’s Amanda Hyde was named The Summit League Player of the Year in voting of the league's nine coaches, sports information directors and select media members as announced by the league office on Thursday.

Hyde is the first IPFW women's basketball player to earn Summit League Player of the Year honors.

The last Mastodon to earn Player of the Year accolades was Lindy Jones who earned the award in the Great Lakes Valley Conference during the 1995-96 season.

Hyde was also named to the First Team All-Summit League. Teammate Erin Murphy was an honorable mention selection.

Hyde led the Summit League in scoring by averaging 18.7 points per game. She reached a double figure scoring total in 25 of IPFW's 28 games which included scoring 20 or more points 12 times.

The junior from Findlay, Ohio scored a career-high 43 points in a 78-65 win over Southern Illinois this year. 43 points placed Hyde in a tie for second all-time in Summit League history, and it also tied the IPFW school record for most points in a single game.

Hyde was selected as the Summit League Player of the Week on Dec. 3 after high-level performances at Indiana and at Southern Illinois. She averaged 27 points, six rebounds, 3.5 assists, and two steals per game during that week of competition.

Her second Player of the Week award was received on Dec. 31 when she averaged 27.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, four assists, and 2.5 steals in games against IUPUI and Western Illinois to start the Summit League schedule.

All-Summit League

First Team

Ashley Eide, South Dakota State

Paige Frauendorfer, Omaha

Amanda Hyde, IPFW

Kerah Nelson, IUPUI

Eilise O'Connor, Kansas City

Megan Waytashek, South Dakota State

Second Team

Katie Birkel, North Dakota State

Dani DeGagne, North Dakota State

DeAirra Goss, IUPUI

Ashley Luke, Western Illinois

Tempestt Wilson, South Dakota

All-League Honorable Mention

Carolyn Blair-Mobley, Omaha

Erin Murphy, IPFW

Jamie Nash, Omaha

Elena Popkey, Oakland

Nicole Seekamp, South Dakota

All-Newcomer Team

Carolyn Blair-Mobley, Omaha

DeAirra Goss, IUPUI

Ashley Luke, Western Illinois

Elena Popkey, Oakland

Nicole Seekamp, South Dakota

Player of the Year: Amanda Hyde, IPFW

Defensive Player of the Year: Dee-Dee Bellamy, IUPUI

Sixth Woman of the Year: Katie Lingle, South Dakota State

Newcomer of the Year: Ashley Luke, Western Illinois

Coach of the Year: Austin Parkinson, IUPUI