Ami

Beiriger

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#23

Guard
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
City/State: Hastings, Neb.
High School: St. Cecilia

Bio

One of the top passing point guards in Nebraska history, Ami Beiriger closed her career as NU's all-time assist leader and still ranks among the Huskers' career top 10 in that category. The 5-5 guard from Hastings, Neb., amassed 342 assists despite missing all of her senior season with an injury.

Beiriger enjoyed her best season as a junior when she averaged 11.7 points and 2.4 rebounds while dishing out 3.8 assists per game, including a career-high 11 against Creighton on Jan. 21, 1981, which still ranks as one of the top-10 efforts in NU history.  She shot 44.5 percent from the field and 71.9 percent from the free throw line while grabbing 76 steals, a total that still ranks among the 10 best individual totals in Husker history.

Beiriger closed her junior season with 841 career points and appeared poised to join Nebraska's 1,000-point club as a senior, but sat out the 1981-82 season as a redshirt and appeared in just seven games as a fifth-year senior in 1982-83, when she scored just six points.

After making an instant impact as a freshman in 1978-79 when she joined the starting lineup late in the year and averaged 6.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game on the season, Beiriger improved as a sophomore. She averaged 8.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and a career-high 3.9 assists per game as a starter throughout the year. Her 133 assists in 1979-80 rank as one of the top five totals by a sophomore in school history.

Beiriger was a high school All-American in basketball and an all-state performer in basketball, volleyball and track at Hastings St. Cecilia High School.

The daughter of Bernard and Jean Beiriger, Ami was born Dec. 25, 1959. She was a physical education major at Nebraska. 

Beiriger's Career Statistics

Year

G-GS

FG-FGA

Pct.

3P-3PA

Pct.

FT-FTA

Pct.

TRB-Avg.

PF-D

A

TO

Blk

ST

Pts-Avg.

1978-79 32 90-205 .439 NA NA 24-45 .533 52-1.6

61

88

118

3

41

204-6.4
1979-80 34 111-250 .444 NA NA 51-80 .638 74-2.2

108

133

138

NA

NA

273-8.0
1980-81 31 150-337 .445 NA NA 64-89 .719 75-2.4

94

118

127

1

76

364-11.7
1981-82 Injured 

 

 

1982-83 7 3-13 .231 NA NA 0-0 .000 4-0.9 7 3 2 0 2 6-0.9

Career

104-79

354-805

.440

NA

NA

139-214

.650

205-2.0

270

342

385

4

119

847-8.1

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