Amanda Clifton
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Amanda Clifton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rock Island, Ill.

High School:
Alleman Catholic

Height:
5-8

Position:
G

Experience:
4L

Senior Year (2010-11)
All-MVC Honorable Mention selection ... MVC All-Defensive Team Selection ... received the team's MVP, Hustle, and Jill Hutchison Leadership awards ... started all 35 games, ending her career with 75-consecutive games started ... finished her career tied for second in games played (136) in Illinois State history ... led the Redbirds in assists (175), steals (88) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.01) ... led the Valley in assists per game (4.9) and ranked second in steals per game (2.5) and assist-to-turnover ratio ... ranked 22nd in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio ... scored in double-figures five times after scoring in double-figures just twice in her first three years ... recorded at least five assists in 19 games and at least three steals in 18 games ... dished out nine assists and had four rebounds against Ball State (12/9) ... scored a career-high 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting against Nevada (12/20) ... recorded her first-career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 10 assists against Missouri State (2/12), becoming the first Redbird to record a point-assist double-double since Kristi Cirone in 2009 ... recorded nine assists, five steals and two blocks against Drake (2/17) ... led the Redbirds with 11 points to go along with seven assists, a career-high six steals and four rebounds against Evansville (2/24) ... averaged 6.0 assists and 3.0 steals in the WNIT ... ISU single-season rankings: No. 8 in assists, No. 6 in steals ... 2010-11 MVC rankings: No. 1 in assists per game, No. 2 in steals per game and assist-to-turnover ratio.

Junior Year (2009-10)
Started all 36 games ... led the team and the Valley in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.89) ... ranked 29th in the nation in the category ... second on the team in assists (117), assists per game (3.3) steals (41) and steals per game (1.1) ... dished out 104 assists and 47 turnovers in the final 30 games of the season (2.2 assist-to-turnover ratio) ... started the season with 13 assists and 15 turnovers (0.9 assist-to-turnover ratio) in the first six games ... recorded a steal in nine-consecutive games (11/15-12/28), averaging 1.8 steals per game during that span ... scored eight points on 4-of-7 shooting against Northern Illinois (12/4) ... recorded a career-high six steals against DePaul (12/28) ... averaged 3.5 assists per game in Valley play, ranking eighth in the conference ... scored a career-high 10 points, her first-career double-digit scoring effort, at Wichita State (1/16) ... scored nine points and handed out four assists against Southern Illinois (1/21) ... grabbed a career-high six rebounds against Indiana State in the MVC Tournament (3/12) ... tied her career-high with 10 points, shooting 4-of-5 from the field and making a career-best two three-pointers, against Northern Iowa in the MVC Tournament (3/13) ... also had five assists and five rebounds against the Panthers ... dished out a career-best six assists against Kansas in the WNIT (3/25) ... tied her career-highs with 10 points and six rebounds against California in the WNIT (4/1).

Sophomore Year (2008-09)
Appeared in 33 games with four starts ... tied her career-high with six points in both games of the Orange County Clash ... had six rebounds and four assists against Western Michigan (12/21) ... had a career-high five assists and four rebounds versus Creighton (1/1) ... dished out four assists against Drake (3/5) ... started all four games in the WNIT, the first starts of her career ... had four points, four assists and two steals against Indiana (3/29).

Freshman Year (2007-08)
Appeared in 32 games ... had at least one assist in 18 games, including nine games with multiple assists ... missed the first game of the season with a knee injury ... recorded the first field goal, assists and points of her career against South Florida (11/18) ... scored a career-high six points, including her first-career three-point field goal, and had three assists and one block against Loyola (11/29) ... dished out four assists against Bradley (1/13) ... averaged 7.7 minutes per game over the last 12 contests of the year.

Prior to ISU
Four-year starter at Rock Island Alleman Catholic and a team captain as a junior and senior ... team MVP all four years ... holds the Alleman career records for assists (572) and steals (369) ... second in career scoring with 1,123 points, behind former Redbird Megan McCracken ... as a sophomore, scored 352 points (10th-best total in school history) and set school records for assists (352) and steals (131), while leading the Pioneers to the IHSA Class 3A State Championship title ... two-time all-conference and three-time all-metro selection ... Illinois State Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Third-Team All-State member her last three seasons ... State Farm Classic All-Tournament team in 2005 and 2006 ... prep coach was Jay Hatch ... attended the same high school as Redbird assistant coach Jenny Putnam ... also played volleyball and softball ... all-metro player of the year in softball her senior year ... played AAU basketball for the Illinois Hustle.

Personal
Amanda Kay Clifton ... born May 22, 1989, in Davenport, Iowa ... daughter of Dennis Clifton and Eileen Clifton ... her mother played softball at St. Ambrose ... two brothers (Josh, Marcus) ... majoring in business.