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  Amanda Blong
Amanda Blong

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Potomac, MD

High School:
Sidwell Friends School

Height:
5-2

Event:
Diving

Birthdate:
12/19/1983

Experience:
3V

2006-07 Co-Team Captain

Senior National Finalist

Summer 2006 -- Placed third on 3M Synchro with teammate Sara Clark at U.S. Nationals (240.90) ... Also placed 10th on 1M at Senior Nationals (228.05) ... Finished 2nd (218.35) on 1M and 10th on 3M (210.95) at the Senior Zone Meet.

2005-06 -- Redshirt season ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

Spring/Summer 2005 -- Placed 13th on 1M (215.55) at the Speedo National Championships ... Qualified for the USA Senior National Championships after placing third on one-meter at the Zone Championships ... Also finished 18th on three-meter at Zones ... Placed 30th on three-meter (154.95) at the US Open.

2004-05 -- Placed ninth on the three-meter (456.75) and 10th on the one-meter (507.70) at the NCAA Zone E Championships ... At Pac-10's, Blong placed fourth on one-meter with a score of 282.55 and 11th on three-meter (409.95) ... At the Texas Invitational, Blong had two top-10 finishes, placing sixth on both the 1M and 3M events ... Won the 1M and 3M competitions at the UCLA/Arizona dual meet ... Won 3M against UC San Diego (283.85) ... Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

Summer 2004 -- Placed sixth on the women's synchronized three-meter contest at U.S. Senior Nationals (with teammate Janine Strack), scoring 217.56 ... Placed ninth on one-meter (381.54) and sixth on three-meter (395.91) at the Senior Zone A Diving Championships.

2003-2004 -- At the NCAA Zone E Championships, finished ninth on one-meter (471.20) and 16th on three-meter (404.25) ... At Pac-10's, finished sixth on 1m (264.50), 13th on 3m (390.20), and 13th on the platform (291.65).

Summer 2003 -- At the Senior Zone D Championships, placed eighth on one-meter and 13th on three-meter.

2002-2003 -- At the NCAA Zone E Championships, placed 11th on three-meter (400.45) and 19th on one-meter (216.90) ... Placed 13th on one-meter and 17th on three-meter at the Pac-10 Championships ... Placed fifth on one-meter and seventh on three-meter at the Auburn Invitational ... Also placed sixth on both one-meter and three-meter at the Bruin Invitational. Summer 2002 -- At Jr. Nationals, was 17th on one-meter and 24th on three-meter.

High School -- Four-year letterwinner at Sidwell Friends ... Two-time first team All-American ... Three-time league and Metro champion ... Competed for Montgomery Dive Club ... Seven-time Jr. National qualifier ... Regional champion on one- and three-meter ... Three-meter zone champion ... Indoor National champion on one-meter at the 2002 East Nationals ... Placed third on one-meter at the Czech Republic nationals.

Personal -- Born December 19, 1983 in Washington, D.C. ... Daughter of Jane and Glenn Blong ... Has one older brother, Matthew ... History major with a minor in Classics.

Career Bests
1-meter (6 optionals) - 283.95
3-meter (Champs.) - 456.75
Platform - 291.65


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