Junior forward Amanda Cahill plays a pivotal role for the Indiana Hoosiers and her efforts were recently acknowledged by both the coaches and the media of the Big Ten.
Cahill was selected by both the coaches and media to the All-Big Ten Second Team after another season of nearly averaging a double double. Cahill brought in 15 points and 9.2 rebounds a game this season.
Cahill leads the team and is sixth in the Big Ten with 11 double-doubles this season. Cahill now has 28 career double-doubles, as she has been able to find success not only in the post but also beyond the arc. Cahill is currently shooting 48.2 percent from the floor, 38.8 percent from 3-point range and 79.1 percent from the free throw line.
Her shooting prowess is uncanny for someone of her height, and her ability to shine under pressure has sincerely carried the Hoosiers.
Against one of Indiana’s toughest opponents this season, Cahill had a career high of 28 points versus Ohio State. In addition to that game, Cahill also came through in the clutch against Iowa this past week. With under a second remaining in regulation, Cahill knocked down a game-tying three to save the Hoosiers tournament hopes in a game Indiana would eventually win in double overtime.
Cahill’s ability to handle the pressure should be helpful for the Hoosiers and they head into the Big Ten Tournament this weekend.