Ami Forney
Ami Forney

Player Profile

Newark, CA

High School:




Forney enters her fourth year at Cal as the only returning starter and as one of two seniors...the Bears top returner for points (10.0 ppg), rebounds (7.9 rpg), blocked shots (0.6 bpg) and FG percentage (.481)...has shown consistent development since her freshman year and as such, her playing time and role on the team has continued to increase...instinctive rebounder...excels on the offensive glass...has a nice shooting touch.

As a junior in 2000-01: Played in 27 games at center, making 25 starts...finished third on the team in scoring with 10.0 points per game...led the Bears in rebounding (7.9), FG percentage (.481) and blocked shots (0.6 bpg)...ranked fourth in the Pac-10 for rebounding and led the conference in offensive rebounding (3.15 pg)...had six double-doubles to lead the team...paced Cal in scoring in five games, including a career-high 27 points vs. Washington, Jan. 27...led or tied Cal in rebounding in 19 games, including a career-high 16 in Cal's 68-57 home win over No. 23 Oregon, Feb. 10...also set career-highs for assists (5 vs. Alabama, Nov. 24), blocks (3 at USC, Feb. 2, vs. WSU, Jan. 25) and steals (4 at Fairfield, Nov. 19)...selected to the Oakland Tribune Classic all-tournament team.

As a sophomore in 1999-00: Started the season off strong prior to sustaining a stress fracture in her left foot before the Pac-10 season...saw action in 19 contests, starting 11 games at center, including the first 10...while healthy through the first eight games, averaged 11.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game...averaged 6.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game throughout the entire season...named to the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational all-tournament team...began to fully feel the affects of her injury at the start of the conference season...played sparingly in the opening league weekend in Arizona before missing the next nine league games...finished third on the team in rebounding (5.1 rpg)...led or tied for team-high rebounding honors in six games, including five straight during the non-conference season...recorded her then-only career double-double (15 points, 12 rebounds) in Cal's 60-58 win over USF, Dec. 6...earned the team's Saul Becker Award, which is given to the athlete who displays an outstanding attitude, work ethic and spirit.

As a freshman in 1998-99: Saw action in 23 overall performance of the year came against USF when she tallied a then-career-high 8 rebounds and four points in 12 minutes of action...tallied a then-career-high 6 points at Washington, Jan. 21, and versus Northwestern, Dec. 17...Northwestern was also one of her best games, as she added 6 rebounds in a then-career-high 21 minutes of playing time...led Cal with 5 rebounds at Ohio State, Nov. 30.

High School: Earned all-state honors as a junior and senior at Newark Memorial High School...averaged 23.0 points and 16.0 rebounds per game as a senior, leading her team to an 18-6 record and a league title...led the Mission Valley Athletic League in scoring as a senior (23.0 ppg) a junior in 1996-97, helped her team to a 30-2 record and second place at the Division II state tournament... grabbed a state championship game record 21 rebounds in the title game vs. Laguna Hills in 1997...named San Jose Mercury News Player of the Year as a junior, averaging 21.5 points and 15.0 rebounds per game...earned All-ANG (Alameda Newspaper Group) honors as a junior and senior...also named ANG Player of the Year in volleyball as a junior...transferred to Newark Memorial from Prospect High School in San Jose, where she led her team to the NorCal semifinals as a sophomore in 1995-96...averaged 19.5 points and 15.0 rebounds per game as a sophomore, earning second team all-section honors...earned second team all-league honors as a freshman.

Personal: Ami Forney was born April 13, 1980, in Bellflower, CA...parents are Alford and Rene Forney...has an older brother, a cousin of former Cal basketball standout Kesha Martin (1989-93)...sociology major.

Forney's Career Statistics
98-99	23-0	135-5.9	  10-25	  .400	0-0	.000	11-30	.367	42	1.8	18-0	5	7	1	3	31	1.3
99-00	19-11	337-17.7  46-96	  .479	0-0	.000	34-63	.540	96	5.1	52-1	21	32	10	11	126	6.6
00-01	27-25	700-25.9  99-206  .481	0-0	.000	72-115	.626	212	7.9	77-3	24	57	16	32	270	10.0
TOTAL	69-36	1172-17.0 155-327 .474	0-0	.000	117-208	.563	350	5.1	147-4	50	96	27	46	427	6.2