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.
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