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Amanda Cahill

School

Indiana University

Position
Forward
Major
Elementary Education

Classroom

Amanda Cahill is a 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-American and 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-Region honoree who holds a 3.90 GPA in elementary education. Also a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, she is a IU Founder’s Scholar and has made the Dean’s List three times.

Character

A 2017-18 team captain, Cahill has been one of the pivotal reasons for the change in culture at Indiana. A proven winner, she leads by example and makes time for everyone she meets. She was also named the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner in 2016-17 and a nominee for the WBCA Good Works Team.
“Amanda Cahill is one of the highest character players that I have had the privilege in my 15 years of coaching. Not only does she lead by example on the floor, but in the classroom with a 3.90 GPA, and in life as she pursues her dreams of becoming an elementary education teacher. She is a trusted teammate and confident leader for the Indiana Women’s Basketball program. She wears a smile on her face with any challenge she is presented and constantly displays high character through her actions and words.” - Indiana Head Coach Teri Moren

Community

Cahill has participated in the following outreach events and causes: Hoosier HEROES, Hoosier Readers, IU Best Buddies, Camp Riley, Hoosier Outrun Cancer, Candy Stripe Crew event for disabled and handicapped adult and children, Slam Dunk for Literacy, Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army and Hoosier Mentors.

Competition

A two-time All-Big Ten Second Team selection (15-16, 16-17), Cahill (as of nomination time) has scored 1,321 points (14th all-time) and 820 rebounds (sixth all-time). She led Indiana in rebounds in 16-17 with 8.9 per game and was second in scoring with 14.9 points per game. She scored in double figures in 33 of 34 games, including the last 27 consecutive games. Cahill also led the team in rebounds in 25 games and scoring in eight games. She has recorded 29 career double-doubles, including 12 last season, which ranks sixth all-time in IU history, and shot a team-high 39.3 percent from 3-point range (57-for-145), which was seventh in the Big Ten, and 47.7 overall from the floor. In December 2016, she was the Big Ten Player of the Week after scoring her 1,000th career point.