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Amsbaugh named IIAC Player of the Week for second time

Sam Amsbaugh
Sam Amsbaugh

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Simpson forward Sam Amsbaugh earned Iowa Conference Player of the Week honors for the period ending Sunday, Jan. 29, the conference office announced Monday.

IIAC Performers of the Week

The junior from Sheffield, Iowa averaged 20.3 points and five rebounds while shooting 54 percent from the field in three games, helping the Storm to a 2-1 mark. Amsbaugh had 19 points and two rebounds in Monday's 100-89 loss at Buena Vista, 31 points and eight rebounds in Wednesday's 101-95 win over Loras and 11 points and five rebounds in Saturday's 86-80 win at Wartburg.

Amsbaugh's 31-point outburst against Loras marked his third, 30-point game of the season as he helped the Storm snap Loras' 11-game winning streak. He went 14-for-16 from the line in the game, helping the Storm tie a school record with 47 made free throws.

The three-time IIAC Player of the Week is fast approaching the 1,000-point milestone -- he has 914 heading into Wednesday's matchup against league-leading Buena Vista.