Amy

Stephens

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Guard
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
City/State: Alliance, Neb.
High School: Alliance

Bio

One of the greatest three-point shooters in Nebraska history, Amy Stephens connected on 129 of 323 long-range attempts (.399) in just two seasons with the three-point shot at her disposal.

The 5-6 guard from Alliance, Neb., is tied for second on Nebraska's single-season list with 85 made threes in 216 attempts as a senior in 1988-89, when she produced the third-highest scoring average (21.9 ppg) and 10th-highest point total (612) in school history. She claimed a spot on Nebraska's All-Century Team when it was announced in February of 2000.

Along with being a tremendous scorer with 1,976 career points, Stephens was a gifted passer, ranking sixth all-time with 444 assists. She was also a strong defensive player, ranking third at Nebraska with 280 career steals. She started 113 games and posted the third-best free throw percentage (.837) in NU history.

Stephens erupted for the fourth-highest single-game point total in school history with 40 points in an 85-76 win over Oklahoma on Feb. 8, 1989. She added 37 points in an 82-79 loss at Kansas, where she tied her own school record that she had set on Dec. 30, 1988, against Iowa with seven three-pointers. Stephens earned WBCA/Kodak Region 5 All-America honors in 1988-89 to go along with first-team All-Big Eight Conference accolades.

Playing alongside three-time first-team All-Big Eight performer Maurtice Ivy, Stephens helped Nebraska to the Big Eight title and its first NCAA Tournament in 1988. In a 100-82 loss at USC, Stephens hit four threes and scored 20 points, while adding three assists and two rebounds.

Stephens began her coaching career as an undergraduate assistant at Nebraska in 1990-91. She was an assistant at Iowa State in 1992-93 and 1993-94. She served as the head coach at Nebraska-Kearney from 1994-95 through 2001-02. She returned to NU on Coach Connie Yori's first staff in 2002-03, before being named the head coach at Drake. She spent nine seasons with the Bulldogs from 2003-04 through 2011-12.

Stephens was an assistant at Saint Louis in 2012-13 and Memphis in 2013-14. She returned to the Nebraska staff as an assistant in 2014-15 and 2015-16.

In 2018-19, she returned to Memphis as an associate head coach.

Stephen's Career Statistics      

Year

G-GS

FG-FGA

Pct.

3P-3PA

Pct.

FT-FTA

Pct.

TRB-Avg.

Pts-Avg.

1985-86

28-27

160-303

.528

NA

NA

32-39

.820

114-4.1

352-12.6

1986-87

29-29

245-447

.548

NA

NA

56-70

.800

74-2.6

546-18.8

1987-88

29-29

185-395

.468

44-107

.411

52-60

.866

109-3.8

466-16.1

1988-89 28-28 226-513 .440 85-216 .393 75-88 .852 117-4.2 612-21.9

Career

114-113

816-1, 658

.492

129-323

.399

215-257

.836

414-3.6

1, 976-17.3

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