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  Amanda Freed
Amanda Freed

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cypress, Ca.

High School:
Pacifica HS

Height:
5-8

Position:
P/OF

Birthdate:
12/26/1979

Bats/Throws:
R/R

2001 Honors/Awards — Second-team All-American as an at-large selection (utility player) …?First-team All-Pacific Region …?First-team All-Pac-10 …?Women’s College World Series All-Tournament Team …?NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team … NCAA ERA Champion with a 0.46 season total …?Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for Mar. 5.

2001 — Pitched 19 of a possible 28 innings at the Women’s College World Series with a 0.37 ERA …?Led the Bruins with a .500 (5-for-10) batting average at the WCWS?…?Returned to the circle during the NCAA Regionals after a month-long layoff due to injury …?Recorded two wins, both five-inning one-hit performances at UCLA’s NCAA Regional …?Hit .333 (4-for-12) and was named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament team …?Diagnosed with an injury to her right (pitching) forearm on April 16 … Was completely out of the lineup until May 4 against Oregon …?Played in 14 games after her return and hit her third home run of the season in UCLA’s regular season finale at Arizona State …?Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for March 5 after pitching 12 innings and facing the minimum 36 batters at the Easton Softball Classic …?That weekend included a one-hit win against South Florida followed by her first career seven-inning no-hitter on March 4 vs. UNLV … Led off the Apr. 4 game two vs. Cal State Northridge with a home run, her second of the season … Had a season-high 10 strikeouts on April 14 against Washington …?Finished third in the Pac-10 in triples with three …?Was fifth in stolen bases with 16?…?Ranked in three Pac-10 pitching categories with an 0.46 ERA (first/NCAA leader), wins (21/seventh) and strikeouts (157/ninth).

Summer 2001 — Played with the U.S. National Team for USA Red …?Was the top hitter among all teams at the U.S. Cup with a .444 (4-for-9) average …?Team finished third at the Canada Cup and won the gold medal at the U.S. Cup.

2000 — Pitched 26 of a possible 28 innings at the World Series, striking out a series-best 27 … Homered against Southern Mississippi in the WCWS Semifinal …?One of three Bruins named to the WCWS All-Tournament Team … All-Tournament and Most Outstanding Player of the Los Angeles Regional, with a .333 batting average, three doubles, three runs scored, 21.1 of a possible 26.0 innings pitched and 23 strikeouts …?Pitched a no-hitter into the sixth inning in the Regional Championship game against Florida State … First-team All-Pac-10 …?Three-time NFCA/Louisville Slugger Player of the Week … Won her third NFCA honor of the season on May 3, allowing two runs in 15 IP while hitting .545 (6-for-11) with two RBI in an extra-inning loss to Stanford and sweep of Cal …?Pac-10 Co-Pitcher of the Week and NFCA Player of the Week on April 24 after pitching 11 of 12 innings at Washington …?Named National Player of the Week and Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for her performance against the Oregon schools, April 7-9 … For that weekend, she pitched 20 of a possible 21 innings and went 3-0 with 21 strikeouts …?At the plate, she hit .455 in the three-game series …?Set two tournament records en route to an All-Tournament appearance at the Hallowell Chevrolet Classic (K’s, single game-13, K’s tournament-44) … Named Most Outstanding Pitcher at both the USF-Louisville Slugger Invitational and the Paradise Softball Classic …?Pitched 96.2 of a possible 143.1 Pac-10 innings (67.4%).

1999 — First-team All-American as a utility player …?First-team All-Pacific Region and All-Pac-10 selection …?Member of the All-Tournament Team at the College World Series and NCAA Regionals …?A starter in all 69 games, either in the circle or in left field …?Pitched a no-hitter in her first collegiate game, striking out four in a 3-0 victory over Santa Clara on Feb. 5 …?Notched her second no-hitter of the year against Missouri at the Hallowell Chevrolet Classic on March 6 …?Also added four strikeouts in that game …?Pitched the Bruins to wins over Fresno State and DePaul in the College World Series …?Finished 13th in the NCAA final statistics with a 0.95 ERA …?Was also 14th in the NCAA standings with a .871 winning percentage (27-4 record) … One of UCLA’s top hitters with a .357 batting average, a home run and 21 RBI …?Tied with Christie Ambrosi for the team’s longest hitting streak of the season, an 18-game streak that lasted from April 14-May 15 .

High School — 1998 Gatorade Circle of Champions National Softball Player of the Year … Named first-team All-American her junior and senior seasons … Two-time California State Player of the Year, CIF Southern Section Player of the Year and Orange County Player of the Year … Also a two-time Garden Grove League MVP … Four-time Garden Grove first-team all-league honoree … Registered a 64-5 overall high school record, including a perfect 20-0 slate her junior year … Led Pacifica to a No. 1 national ranking and a USA Today Prep Softball National Championship her junior season … Posted a 17-2 record her senior season, helping her team to the CIF Division III championship and a No. 8 USA Today national ranking … Orange County and California Athllete of the Year in 1998 …?Also earned a total of eight varsity letters in both volleyball and soccer … Graduated with a 4.1 overall GPA … 1998 Orange County Student Athlete of the Year … Recipient of the Pacifica Scholar Athlete Award all four years … Entered UCLA as the No. 1 high school prospect in the country.

Summer Competition (1999 & 2000)— Was an alternate on the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team …?Participated on the Central Park to Sydney tour, and made the trip to Australia …?Spent the summer of 1999 with USA Softball, playing with the USA Blue team …?USA Blue finished third at the Canada Cup, which was won by USA Gold …?Gold medal winner at the 1999 U.S. Olympic Cup.

Personal — Full name is Amanda Louise Freed … Born December 26, 1979, in Fountain Valley, CA … Parents are Dave and Karen … Has one brother, Michael and two sisters, Kristin and Ashley … Enjoys skiing …?Sociology major.

Freed’s Career Statistics

YearAvg.GP/GSABRH2B3BHRRBITBSL%SB-ATTPOAEFL%
Fr., 1999.35769/69227508112112198.4329-1052722.984
So., 2000.31358/58179355615321983.46413-1730623.968
Jr., 2001.31559/5920045639332787.43516-1830413.959
Totals.330186/186606130200367667268.44238-451121758.973

Pitching

YearAPP/GSIPSHO/CBOHRERBBKERAW-L
Fr., 199935/32211.215/01243729631870.9627-4
So., 200038/32234.212/31365242962461.2528-8
Jr., 200127/25152.011/6701510281570.4621-4
Totals100/89598.138/9330104811875900.9576-16

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