Tyler Amaya
21  Tyler Amaya
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mount Vernon, WA

High School:
Mount Vernon

Last College:
Dixie College

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 205

Position:
F

Birthdate:
08/09/1982

Age:
23


COLLEGE: Honorable mention Great Northwest Athletic Conference all-star as senior ... Started all 30 games, averaging 14.8 points and team-high 8.0 rebounds ... Had team-high seven double-doubles .... Scored career-high 32 points vs. Alaska Anchorage (made 14-of-16 free throws) on 12/29/05 and grabbed career-high 19 rebounds twice - vs. Central Washington on 1/7/06 and against Seattle Pacific on 1/21/06 ... Had 20 points in final 2:08 at Northwest Nazarene on 2/28/06 ... Posted double-figure points in 22 games and double-figure rebounds in seven games ... Twice named GNAC Player of the Week ... All-tournament pick at WWU/Chuck Randall Thanksgiving Classic ... GNAC Newcomer of the Year as junior ... Played in all 29 games and started 28 ... Led team with nine double-doubles ... Averaged 12.0 points and team-high 7.9 rebounds ... Had season highs of 28 points vs. Cal State San Bernardino on 12/19/04, 17 rebounds vs. Seattle U. on 3/3/05, and 9 assists vs. Central Washington on 1/8/05 ... Had double-figure points in 20 games and double-figure rebounds in 11 contests ... All-tournament pick at WWU/Chuck Randall Thanksgiving Classic ... GNAC Player of the Week ... Price-Visser Rebound Award winner ... Two letters ... Played previous season at Dixie College in St. George, Utah .... Starter on 22-9 Rebels team that won Scenic West Athletic Conference title, averaging 10.0 points and 7.0 rebounds ... Also lettered one season at NCAA Division I Gonzaga University, seeing action in 25 games as Bulldogs finished 24-9, won league title and reached championship game of West Coast Conference Tournament and got to second round of NCAA Tournament as at-large entry (defeated Cincinnati, 74-69, and lost to Arizona, 96-95 in overtime).

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team Skagit Valley Herald all-Area selection and voted Northwest League's Most Valuable Player by coaches as senior at Mount Vernon High School ... MVP of 2001 Class 3A state tournament and Rivals.com National Player of the Week ... Led Bulldogs to perfect 27-0 record, and league, district and state titles ... Averaged 8.0 points and 6.0 rebounds during regular season, but averaged 18.0 points and 9.0 rebounds at state tourney ... Defeated previous four state champions en route to title, including Seattle Prep (2000), Mercer Island (1999), Rainier Beach (1998) and O'Dea ... Had 19 points and 14 rebounds in 65-52 win over Rainier Beach in state title game ... Team MVP ... As junior, played on 24-3 team (losses by total of four points) that won league and district championships and reached state title game, losing 52-50 to Seattle Prep ... Had seven points and 14 rebounds in championship contest ... As sophomore, played on 25-1 squad that won league and district titles and reached state quarterfinals ... During three-year career at MVHS, Bulldogs posted 77-4 record, never losing league or home game ... Lettered three years and started two ... Also earned one letter in football ... First-team all-area and second-team all-league pick as senior on team that finished 9-2 and made school's first state playoff appearance in 15 years ... Led Bulldogs in catches and receiving yards.

PERSONAL: Major is general studies ... Member of league championship team in each of his three years in high school and first three seasons in college.