#11 Amanda Tsipis
Hard-working, determined guard whose infectious spirit and loyalty have been vital to team[apos]s success past three seasons and have earned respect of players, coaches and fans alike … will be one of team leaders this season, both on court and in locker room … ability to quickly pick up concepts makes her important contributor during practice and scouting situations … offers additional depth to Irish backcourt … solid passer and perimeter shooter … spent 10 days during summer 2007 training with Greek National Team and Greek World University Games Team in Athens, Greece (grandfather holds dual citizenship).
Junior Season (2006-07)
Played in career-best 16 games, averaging 0.3 points, 0.1 rebounds and 0.1 steals per game … recorded first two career steals in victory over Western Michigan … scored first points since freshman season with putback against Prairie View A&M; finished with career-high two points and two rebounds in personal-best seven minutes … scored two points (2-2 FT) in final minute vs. Georgetown.
Sophomore Season (2005-06)
Appeared in seven games … made season debut vs. Iona (0-1 3FG in three minutes) … matched career high with five minutes vs. Arkansas State … played one minute in win over Valparaiso and loss at No. 10/9 Rutgers … saw three minutes vs. Providence.
Freshman Season (2004-05)
Saw action in 12 games during rookie campaign … averaged 0.5 points and 0.1 rebounds per game … scored first collegiate basket on baseline jumper late in season-opening victory vs. Illinois State … tallied first career assist in win at Dayton … converted both free throw attempts (first of her career) at Northern Illinois … grabbed first career rebound and played (then) career-best five minutes at Pittsburgh … knocked down foul-line jumper in final minute of victory vs. West Virginia in home finale.
Four-year letterwinner in both basketball and soccer at Perry High School in Perry, Ohio … averaged 12.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game during prep career … ranks as second-leading scorer in school history with 1,216 points … had best season of career as senior in 2003-04, averaging 18.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game with .502 field goal percentage and .431 three-point ratio … holds nine school records, including single-season free throw percentage (.844), career free throw percentage (.735), single-season three-point percentage (.431) and career three-point percentage (.366) … was three-time all-state and all-district selection and four-time all-conference choice … finalist for [apos]04 Wendy[apos]s High School Heisman Award in state of Ohio … helped team post 79-15 (.840) record during her career, winning three consecutive district titles from 2002-04 … three-time all-district honoree in soccer … co-valedictorian of high school class, posting straight A[apos]s and 4.2 grade-point average … member of National Honor Society.
Born April 8, 1986 in Middleburg Heights, Ohio … oldest of three children … last name pronounced SIP-iss … daughter of Teresa and Dean Tsipis … family has long basketball tradition — father, Dean, was cager at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland; grandfather, Lou, played basketball for Greek National Team at age 15, had standout career at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, and went on to play professionally in Greece; aunt, Luann Damiris, was three-sport letterwinner (basketball, volleyball, track) at Baldwin-Wallace; and uncle, Jonathan, is assistant women[apos]s basketball coach at Notre Dame … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as double major in finance and psychology … multiple Dean[apos]s List honoree … posted 3.679 grade-point average in fall 2006 semester, followed by 3.8 GPA during spring 2007 term … named 2006-07 American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) Collegiate Student-Athlete of the Year … spent summer 2007 working in undergraduate internship program at prestigious financial services firm of JP Morgan Chase & Co. in Chicago … some former Irish players who wore No. 11 include Sara Liebscher (now Notre Dame[apos]s associate director for development in athletics advancement), Jeannine Augustin and Karen Swanson.
2007: BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team. 2006: BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team. 2005: BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.
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